Gordon J Wassum

May 1900–1985 (Age 84)
of, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Gordon J

When Gordon J Wassum was born in May 1900, in Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Amandus Peter Wassum, was 43 and his mother, Sarah L. Trout, was 36. He married Anna M Scott on 16 June 1923, in Slatington, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States. He lived in Slatington, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States in 1910 and Washington Township, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States in 1920. He died in 1985, in Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Slatington, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Gordon J Wassum
Anna M Scott
Marriage: 16 June 1923

Spouse and Children

16 June 1923
Slatington, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Amandus Peter Wassum


    Sarah L. Trout





    Ida E. Wassum


    Edith Wassum


    Susian Wassum


    Arthur Wassum


+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 5

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 23

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

1 Norwegian: habitational name from a farmstead in Akershus named Wassum, from Old Norse vatn ‘lake’ + endi ‘end’.2 Probably an altered form of Wasson .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Gordon Wassum in household of Amanda P Wassum, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Wassun in household of Amandus Wassum, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Gordon Wassum in household of Amandus Wassum, "United States Census, 1910"

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