Alfred Bryant Gorham

28 April 1871–30 June 1949 (Age 78)
Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Alfred Bryant

When Alfred Bryant Gorham was born on 28 April 1871, his father, John S. Gorham or Gorum, was 43 and his mother, Julia E Bryant, was 33. He married Gertrude Mae "Gurtie" Asher on 29 March 1902, in Kalispell, Flathead, Montana, United States. He lived in Squaw Valley, Fresno, California, United States in 1910 and Aberdeen, Grays Harbor, Washington, United States in 1930. He died on 30 June 1949, in Puyallup, Pierce, Washington, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Puyallup, Pierce, Washington, United States.

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Alfred Bryant Gorham
Gertrude Mae "Gurtie" Asher
Marriage: 29 March 1902

Spouse and Children


    Gertrude Mae "Gurtie" Asher


29 March 1902
Kalispell, Flathead, Montana, United States

Parents and Siblings

    John S. Gorham or Gorum


    Julia E Bryant




World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1872 · The Modoc War

Age 1

Hostilities between Modoc Indians and white settlers resulted in the Modoc War during 1872-1873. A Modoc band of nearly 200 people, led by Captain Jack Kintpuash, was fleeing a forced relocation to a reservation occupied by their enemies, the Klamaths. The band had returned to their former land on Lost River, which now had white settlers occupying the area. The conflict erupted on November 29, 1872, when 40 troops were sent to move the Modocs back to the reservation. An argument erupted and shots were fired. Several were killed and the Modocs fled to “The Stronghold,” a large, cavernous lava bed. The holdout went on for months with several clashes. On April 11, 1873, General Edward Richard Sprigg Canby and Reverend Eleazar Thomas were killed by the Modocs during a negotiation. The Modocs lacked resources and supplies and eventually surrendered on July 4. In total, 2 Modocs and 71 enlisted military men lost their lives.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 25

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

English (Kent): apparently a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place, possibly so named from Old English gāra ‘triangular piece of land’ + hām ‘homestead’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Alfrid Gorham, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Alfred B Gorham, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Alfred B Gorham, "United States Census, 1910"

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