Sherman W Gordon

29 November 1918–8 April 2003 (Age 84)
Maine, United States

The Life of Sherman W

When Sherman W Gordon was born on 29 November 1918, in Maine, United States, his father, Glenwood L. Gordon, was 19 and his mother, Alta B Love, was 19. He married Gilda G Corson on 14 August 1946, in Maine, United States. He lived in Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United States in 1940 and Skowhegan, Somerset, Maine, United States in 1946. He died on 8 April 2003, at the age of 84, and was buried in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States.

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Sherman W Gordon
Gilda G Corson
Marriage: 14 August 1946

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14 August 1946
Maine, United States

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World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1920 · Woman's Suffrage Referendum 1920

Age 2

The voting ballet from September 13, 1920 included a veto referendum that would give women the right to vote in the presidential elections. The referendum won, with 88,080 votes (74.30%) supporting the change. This resulted in women from Maine being among the first in the country to obtain suffrage.

Age 23

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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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Sources (3)

  • Sherman W Gordon, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Sherman W Gordon in household of Glenwood L Gordon, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Sherman W Gordon, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"

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