Frank Gaither

29 October 1906–26 December 1994 (Age 88)
Brown Township, Martin, Indiana, United States

The Life of Frank

When Frank Gaither was born on 29 October 1906, in Brown Township, Martin, Indiana, United States, his father, Ellis E. Gaither, was 21 and his mother, Lucy Schooley, was 22. He married Norma Patterson on 28 April 1928, in Plainville, Daviess, Indiana, United States. He lived in Madison Township, Daviess, Indiana, United States in 1920. He died on 26 December 1994, in Tawas City, Iosco, Michigan, United States, at the age of 88.

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Frank Gaither
Norma Patterson
Marriage: 28 April 1928

Spouse and Children

28 April 1928
Plainville, Daviess, Indiana, United States

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World Events (8)

1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 1

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.
1910 · Upper Twin Falls Bridge

Age 4

The Upper Twin Falls Bridge which connected Breitung Township, Michigan, to Florence County, Wisconsin. The through-truss bridge spanned the Menominee River and was completed in 1910. The bridge was closed to through traffic in 1971 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Age 23

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name from Middle English gaytere ‘goatherd’, an agent derivative of Middle English gayte ‘goat’ (a northern spelling of Old English gāt, or from the related Old Norse word geit).

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

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Sources (2)

  • Frankie Gaither in household of Ellas Gaither, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Frank Gaither in household of Ellis Gaither, "United States Census, 1910"

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