Karen Louise Gordon

13 November 1936–8 January 2000 (Age 63)
Tooele, Tooele, Utah, United States

The Life of Karen Louise

When Karen Louise Gordon was born on 13 November 1936, in Tooele, Tooele, Utah, United States, her father, Floyd Morris Gordon, was 23 and her mother, Thelma Rowberry, was 25. She married Charles Ray Burton on 27 April 1959, in Nevada, United States. She died on 8 January 2000, at the age of 63, and was buried in Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Ray Burton
1937–2010
Karen Louise Gordon
1936–2000
Marriage: 27 April 1959

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
27 April 1959
Nevada, United States

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World Events (8)

1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 1

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.
1938 · Murray Theater Opens

Age 2

Murray Theater opened on October 28, 1938, and was built by Tony Duvall. The opening shows were Alexander's Ragtime Band and Hawaiian Holiday. The white front of the theater was lit by fluorescent lighting with a red vertical sign. The theater also screened blockbuster Hollywood movies such as Gone with the Wind and The Wizard of Oz.
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 19

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

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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  • Karen Louise Gordon Burton in household of Charles Ray Burton, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Karen Louise Gordon in household of Floyd Morris Gordon, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Karen Louise Gordon in household of Floyd Morris Gordon, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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