John Gough

12 August 1846–11 May 1915 (Age 68)
Yarpole, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John

When John Gough was born on 12 August 1846, in Yarpole, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Gough, was 24 and his mother, Harriet Meredith, was 24. He had at least 2 sons with Mary Jane Peet. He lived in Shropshire, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Nebraska, United States in 1870. He died on 11 May 1915, in Bingham, Idaho, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Sterling, Bingham, Idaho, United States.

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John Gough
Mary Jane Peet
John W Gough
Joshua Gough

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World Events (8)

Age 8
On May 30, 1854, the Kansas-Nebraska Act was passed. It allowed people in the territories of Kansas and Nebraska to decide whether or not they wanted to allow slavery within their borders. This Act repealed the Missouri Compromise of 1820.
Age 17
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
Age 19
Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Name Meaning

Welsh: from coch, goch ‘red(-haired)’. The mutated form goch is normal after a personal name. In England, where the surname occurs from Welsh migration, it may have become hereditary in medieval times but this development was probably much later in Wales. Compare Gooch and Couch , which may sometimes derive from the same source.English: variant of Goff .Irish (especially Waterford and Dublin): shortened form of McGough .

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

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Sources (7)

  • John Gough in household of William Gough, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • John Gough, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"
  • J Gough, "United States Census, 1870"

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