Robert Michael Gander

1878–1953 (Age 75)
Ontario, Canada

The Life of Robert Michael

When Robert Michael Gander was born on 2 February 1878, in Ontario, Canada, his father, Thomas Gander, was 41 and his mother, Jemima Jane Henly Harmer, was 32. He married Alice Jane Elizabeth Curran on 30 June 1909, in Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in York, Ontario, Canada in 1901 and Tacoma Election Precinct, Pierce, Washington, United States in 1940. He died on 13 April 1953, in Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States, at the age of 75.

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Family Time Line

Robert Michael Gander
Alice Jane Elizabeth Curran
Marriage: 30 June 1909
Jack Robert Gander
Thelma Adelaide Gander
Sara Jane Booth

Spouse and Children

30 June 1909
Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada


Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Gander


    Jemima Jane Henly Harmer




+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1889 · Washington Becomes a State

Age 11

On November 11, 1889, Washington Territory became Washington State the 42nd state to enter the Union. The state was named in honor of George Washington.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 20

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Middle English gander, Old English gand(r)a ‘gander’, ‘male goose’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a keeper of geese, or a nickname for someone supposedly resembling a gander in some way.2 English: variant of Ganter .3 North German: perhaps a habitational name from Gandern in Brandenburg.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Robert Gander in household of Thomas Gander, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Robert Gander in household of Thomas Gander, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Robert Gander, "United States Census, 1940"

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