John Henry Gurganus

Male24 August 1870–24 November 1944

Brief Life History of John Henry

When John Henry Gurganus was born on 24 August 1870, in Martin, North Carolina, United States, his father, Simon Daniel Gurganus, was 28 and his mother, Mahaldia Jane Coltrain, was 24. He married Virginia Elizabeth Manning on 24 November 1897, in Martin, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He lived in Robersonville, Martin, North Carolina, United States in 1880 and Williamston Township, Martin, North Carolina, United States in 1900. He died on 24 November 1944, in Williamston, Martin, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Williamston, Martin, North Carolina, United States.

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John Henry Gurganus
Virginia Elizabeth Manning
Marriage: 24 November 1897
Emma Clyde Gurganus
Mary Frances Gurganus Anderson
Hennie Elizabeth Gurganus

Sources (31)

  • John H Gurganus, "United States Census, 1920"
  • J H Gurganus, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • J. Henery Gurganus, "North Carolina Deaths and Burials, 1898-1994"

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  • Marriage
    24 November 1897Martin, North Carolina, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)

    1872 · The First National Park

    Age 2

    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    1877 · Last Troops Leave

    Age 7

    In 1877, the last of the troops that were occupying North Carolina left.

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

    Age 20

    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

    Name Meaning

    Altered form of Gurgany, an Anglicized form of the Welsh personal name Gwrgenau, composed of the elements gwr ‘man, warrior’ + cenau ‘whelp, young dog’, a term used in Welsh heroic poetry for a warrior who was ferocious in attack. Compare Gainous , Ganus , and Gurganious .

    History: The name Gurgany is recorded as early as 1617 in Jamestown VA, when Edward Gurgany from England patented a land grant at Curles Neck VA.

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

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