Paul Bernard Gassman

17 April 1896–26 April 1985 (Age 89)
Canova, Miner, South Dakota, United States

The Life of Paul Bernard

When Paul Bernard Gassman was born on 17 April 1896, in Canova, Miner, South Dakota, United States, his father, Henry Gassman, was 36 and his mother, Mary Ann Duster, was 32. He married Lillian R Brown in 1926. He lived in Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa, United States for about 5 years. He registered for military service in 1918. He died on 26 April 1985, in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa, United States.

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Paul Bernard Gassman
Lillian R Brown
Marriage: 1926

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    Henry Gassman





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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 17

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.

Age 24

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): see Gass .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Paul Gassman, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Paul Gassman, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Paul B Gassmann in household of Henry Gassmann, "United States Census, 1920"

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