John Gould Work

15 October 1902–before 2005 (Age 102)
Evanston, Cook, Illinois, United States

The Life of John Gould

When John Gould Work was born on 15 October 1902, in Evanston, Cook, Illinois, United States, his father, George Renick Work, was 30 and his mother, Elsie Gould, was 27. He married Alice Anita Whitney on 30 December 1929. He lived in Downers Grove, DuPage, Illinois, United States in 1920 and Mount Prospect, Elk Grove Township, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1940. He died before 2005, at the age of 101.

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John Gould Work
Alice Anita Whitney
Marriage: 30 December 1929

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30 December 1929
Longmont, Boulder, Colorado, USA

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World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 1

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 8

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.

Age 27

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: habitational name from the lands of Work in the parish of St. Ola, Orkney.2 English: from Old English (ge)weorc ‘work’, ‘fortification’, hence probably a topographic name or an occupational name for someone who worked on fortifications or at a fort.3 Danish: habitational name from a place so called.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Work, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John Work, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John Work in household of George Work, "United States Census, 1910"

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