Jack Reynolds Gordon

18 April 1929–4 December 2000 (Age 71)
Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life of Jack Reynolds

When Jack Reynolds Gordon was born on 18 April 1929, in Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Donald Benjamin Gordon, was 23 and his mother, Verona Ruth Reynolds, was 19. He married Lu Wana Mae Gordon on 8 September 1950, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He died on 4 December 2000, in Hartsdale, Greenburgh, Westchester, New York, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Cottonwood Heights, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jack Reynolds Gordon
1929–2000
Lu Wana Mae Gordon
1929–2021
Marriage: 8 September 1950

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
8 September 1950
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1931

Age 2

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1931 · The Hogle Zoo

Age 2

Being supported through Salt Lake City taxes, Hogle Zoo has been at its present location at the mouth of Emigration Canyon since 1931 on land donated by Mr. and Mrs. James A. Hogle. In 1936, the zoo purchased Princess Alice, an elephant, from a traveling circus. She gave birth to the first elephant born in Utah. His name was Prince Utah and he died at eleven months old. Current exhibits include various birds, mammals, and reptiles from around the world.
1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

Age 19

The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: habitational name from a place in Berwickshire (Borders), named with Welsh gor ‘spacious’ + din ‘fort’.2 English (of Norman origin) and French: habitational name from Gourdon in Saône-et-Loire, so called from the Gallo-Roman personal name Gordus + the locative suffix -o, -ōnis.3 Irish: adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Mag Mhuirneacháin, a patronymic from the personal name Muirneachán, a diminutive of muirneach ‘beloved’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jack Reynolds Gordon in household of Donald B Gordon, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Jack Gordon in household of Verona Gordon, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Jack R Gordon in household of Donald B Gordon, "United States Census, 1930"

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