John Jacob Gammel

8 July 1874–20 June 1954 (Age 79)
Arkansas, United States

The Life of John Jacob

When John Jacob Gammel was born on 8 July 1874, in Arkansas, United States, his father, Wilhelm Friedrich Gammel, was 42 and his mother, Sarah Jane Burke, was 39. He married Flora Allen Whittington in 1894. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Middle Township, Franklin, Arkansas, United States in 1900 and Barham Township, Franklin, Arkansas, United States in 1910. He died on 20 June 1954, at the age of 79, and was buried in Mexia, Limestone, Texas, United States.

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John Jacob Gammel
Flora Allen Whittington
Marriage: 1894
Willie Gammel
Tempa May Gammel
Homer Roy Gammel

Spouse and Children



    Willie Gammel



    Homer Roy Gammel


Parents and Siblings

    Wilhelm Friedrich Gammel





    Samuel Gammel


    George Walter Gammel


    Robert Gammel




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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1876 · Segregation Laws Are Passed

Age 2

A new state constitution was passed in 1876, announcing the segregation of schools.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 22

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

1 German: nickname for a jovial man, from Middle High German gamd ‘gaiety’, ‘merriment’, or from a Germanic personal name based on Old High German element with the same meaning ( see Gamm ).2 French: variant spelling of Gamel .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • John J Gammel, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John Gammel, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John Gammil in household of William Gammil, "United States Census, 1880"

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