Gary Neil Martin

21 September 1961–3 December 2003 (Age 42)
Drain, Douglas, Oregon, United States

The Life of Gary Neil

Gary Neil Martin was born on 21 September 1961, in Drain, Douglas, Oregon, United States. He died on 3 December 2003, in Douglas, Oregon, United States, at the age of 42.

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World Events (3)

1962 · The Cuban Missile Crisis

Age 1

The Cuban Missile Crisis was a 13-day confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union because of Soviet ballistic missile deployment in Cuba. This confrontation was the closest that the Cold War became a nuclear war.
1963

Age 2

President John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, Texas.
1967 · The Portland Riots

Age 6

The Portland Riots began as a political rally on July 30, 1967. A group of approximately 100 people gathered in Irving Park to regarding civil rights and discrimination. Rioting began that evening as more people had gathered and began to damage local stores in protest. The rioting ceased after the following evening.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, Irish, French, Dutch, German, Czech, Slovak, Spanish (Martín), Italian (Venice), etc.: from a personal name (Latin Martinus, a derivative of Mars, genitive Martis, the Roman god of fertility and war, whose name may derive ultimately from a root mar ‘gleam’). This was borne by a famous 4th-century saint, Martin of Tours, and consequently became extremely popular throughout Europe in the Middle Ages. As a North American surname, this form has absorbed many cognates from other European forms.2 English: habitational name from any of several places so called, principally in Hampshire, Lincolnshire, and Worcestershire, named in Old English as ‘settlement by a lake’ (from mere or mær ‘pool’, ‘lake’ + tūn ‘settlement’) or as ‘settlement by a boundary’ (from (ge)mære ‘boundary’ + tūn ‘settlement’). The place name has been charged from Marton under the influence of the personal name Martin.

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

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