Gordon A. Welsh

1920–2014 (Age 94)
Canada

The Life of Gordon A.

When Gordon A. Welsh was born in 1920, in Canada, his father, Alexander W. Welsh, was 28 and his mother, Winnie Barrett, was 24. He lived in San Diego, San Diego, California, United States for about 5 years and Alhambra, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. He died in 2014, in Baldwin Park, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 94.

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Family Time Line

Alexander W. Welsh
1892–1993
Winnie Barrett
1896–1971
Gordon A. Welsh
1920–2014
Donald Welsh
1927–2014

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1920

Age 0

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 14

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
1945 · Peace in a Post War World

Age 25

The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and English: ethnic name for someone from Wales or a speaker of the Welsh language. Compare Walsh and Wallace .2 Irish: variant of Walsh .3 Americanized spelling of German Welsch .

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

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Sources (2)

  • Gordon A Welsh in household of Alexander Welsh, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Gordon Welsh in household of Alex Welsh, "United States Census, 1940"

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