Mark Eliot Gimson

12 November 1915–9 January 1945 (Age 29)
Portland, Washington, Oregon, United States

The Life Summary of Mark Eliot

When Mark Eliot Gimson was born on 12 November 1915, in Portland, Washington, Oregon, United States, his father, John Wesley Gimson, was 36 and his mother, Bessie M Barden, was 34. He lived in Salmon Creek, Clark, Washington, United States in 1920 and Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States in 1930. He died on 9 January 1945, in Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines, at the age of 29, and was buried in Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines.

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
Age 1
Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1916 · Boeing Aircraft
Age 1
The Boeing Aircraft was named and created by William Boeing. The first two planes were Bluebill and Mallard and the first flight was July 15, 1916. Boeing aircrafts made their debut during WWI. 
Age 12
Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

English: (i) relationship name, ‘son of Jimme or Gemme’, from Middle English pet forms of the male (and possibly female) personal names German and Jemes, a variant of James ( see also Gem ). If this medieval surname survived into early modern times it will have become indistinguishable from (ii). (ii) relationship name; late Middle English and early Modern English variant of Jameson ‘son of James’.

Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland © University of the West of England 2016

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Sources (6)

  • Mark E Gemson in household of John W Gemson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mark Gimson in household of John W Gimson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mark Eliot Gimson, "Oregon, Center for Health Statistics, Birth Records, 1903-1918"

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