Virginia Gotham

12 November 1920–11 February 2007 (Age 86)
Watertown, Jefferson, New York, United States

The Life of Virginia

When Virginia Gotham was born on 12 November 1920, her father, Ford O Gotham, was 19 and her mother, Olive P Gale, was 19. She married Hobart Ladue in April 0025. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She died on 11 February 2007, in Watertown, Jefferson, New York, United States, at the age of 86.

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Hobart Ladue
Virginia Gotham
Richard Ladue
Bruce H Ladue

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    Bruce H Ladue


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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 3

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1923 · Amendment of Equal Rights

Age 3

Is a proposed amendment to help guarantee equal legal rights for all citizens of the United States. Its main objective is to end legal distinctions between the two genders in terms of divorce, property, employment, and other legal matters. Even though it isn't the 28th Amendment yet, it has started conversations about the meaning of legal equality.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 24

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Gotham in Nottinghamshire, so named from Old English gāt ‘goat’ + hām ‘homestead’ or hamm ‘water meadow’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Virginia Gotham in household of Ford Gotham, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Virginia Gotham in household of Ford Gotham, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Virginia E Gotham in entry for Mr Hobart H Ladue, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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