Herbert “Buck” Gaddis Jr

23 June 1935–27 July 1996 (Age 61)
Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Herbert “Buck”

When Herbert “Buck” Gaddis Jr was born on 23 June 1935, in Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States, his father, Herbert Gaddis Sr, was 22 and his mother, Mattie Marie “Tootsie” Baldwin, was 20. He died on 27 July 1996, in Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States.

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Herbert Gaddis Sr
Mattie Marie “Tootsie” Baldwin
Herbert “Buck” Gaddis Jr
Betty Jean Gaddis

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    Mattie Marie “Tootsie” Baldwin




World Events (8)

1936 · The Last Public Hanging in Kentucky

Age 1

The hanging of Rainey Bethea on August 14,1936, in Owensboro, Kentucky was the last pubic hanging in the state and the United States. Anywhere from 15,000-20,000 people showed up for this event. The media was all over the hanging since the Sheriff of Davies county was a female, even though she did not pull levers. Because of the media coverage and the circus it caused, this was the last hanging.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 2

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.
1952 · Atomic Energy Plant is Built Near Paducah

Age 17

The atomic energy plant near Paduch, Kentucky was built in 1952. It produced enriched uranium and later nuclear fuel for commercial power plants.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: variant of Geddes .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Hurbert Gaddis in household of Hurbert Gaddis, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Herbert Buck Gaddis Jr, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Herbert Gaddie Jr, "Kentucky, Vital Record Indexes, 1911-1999"

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