Gordon Alvin Bakkum

22 March 1942–17 October 2006 (Age 64)
Fillmore, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Gordon Alvin

When Gordon Alvin Bakkum was born on 22 March 1942, in Fillmore, Minnesota, United States, his father, Alfred Bakkum, was 33 and his mother, Gertrude Lysgaard, was 23. He married Darlene Catherine Fitz on 11 June 1966, in Wayzata, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States. He lived in St. Charles Township, Winona, Minnesota, United States in 2006. He died on 17 October 2006, in Winona, Winona, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Jordan, Scott, Minnesota, United States.

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Gordon Alvin Bakkum
Darlene Catherine Fitz
Marriage: 11 June 1966

Spouse and Children

11 June 1966
Wayzata, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States

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World Events (8)

1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 2

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.
1945 · Peace in a Post War World

Age 3

The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.

Age 18

Squaw Valley, California, United States hosts Winter Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

Dutch: unexplained.

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

Sources (3)

  • Gordon Bakkum in entry for Alice Mae Boyum, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Gordon A Bakkum, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Gordon A Bakkum, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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