Kwesi Gordon

–2009
Kumasi, Ashanti, Ghana

The Life of Kwesi

Kwesi Gordon was born in Kumasi, Ashanti, Ghana as the son of Gordon Samuel Kwesi and Harriet Appiawah Esi Martha. He died in 2009, in his hometown.

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Family Time Line

Gordon Samuel Kwesi
1911–1989
Harriet Appiawah Esi Martha
–2009
Kwesi Gordon
–2009
Gordon Shielteal Ama

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(2)

    Male–2009Male

    Gordon Shielteal Ama

    FemaleFemale

World Events (4)

1966

While Nkrumah is in China, army stages widely popular coup. National Liberation Council comes to power.
1979

Junior officers stage Ghana's first violent coup, June 4. Armed Forces Revolutionary Council formed under Flight Lieutenant Jerry John Rawlings. Hilla Limann elected president in July.
1981

Rawlings stages second coup. Provisional National Defence Council established with Rawlings as chairman.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: habitational name from a place in Berwickshire (Borders), named with Welsh gor ‘spacious’ + din ‘fort’.2 English (of Norman origin) and French: habitational name from Gourdon in Saône-et-Loire, so called from the Gallo-Roman personal name Gordus + the locative suffix -o, -ōnis.3 Irish: adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Mag Mhuirneacháin, a patronymic from the personal name Muirneachán, a diminutive of muirneach ‘beloved’.

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

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