Charles Magnus Gove

2 January 1894–11 November 1968 (Age 74)
Ludlow, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Charles Magnus

When Charles Magnus Gove was born on 2 January 1894, in Ludlow, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Albert Austin Gove, was 27 and his mother, Ada Alice Spence, was 25. He married Doris Pauline Donaldson on 4 August 1920, in Highgate, Franklin, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Bound Brook, Somerset, New Jersey, United States for about 10 years. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 11 November 1968, in New Jersey, United States, at the age of 74.

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Charles Magnus Gove
Doris Pauline Donaldson
Marriage: 4 August 1920
Lawrence Albert Gove Sr

Spouse and Children


    Doris Pauline Donaldson


4 August 1920
Highgate, Franklin, Vermont, United States


    Lawrence Albert Gove Sr


Parents and Siblings


    Ada Alice Spence




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

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.

Age 9

The Public Service Corporation (PSC) was formed on May 6, 1903. The company began as a merger of a power company with four different trolley companies. PSC would ultimately combine with over 400 other companies.

Age 22

"During a deadly heat wave, thousands of residents were at the seaside resorts of Jersey Shore. Between July 1 and July 2 of 1916, five different people were attacked by sharks, and four of them ultimately died. Scientific knowledge about sharks was limited at this time, so these tragic incidents started a wave of ""shark panic"" that was spread by telephone calls, letters, newspapers, and other media."

Name Meaning

Scottish (Inverness): variant of Goff .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Charles M Gove, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Charles M Gove, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Charles Gore in household of Albert A Gore, "United States Census, 1910"

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