Paul Columbus Gunnell

29 January 1912–19 May 1986 (Age 74)
Paulding, Georgia, United States

The Life of Paul Columbus

When Paul Columbus Gunnell was born on 29 January 1912, in Paulding, Georgia, United States, his father, Robert Lee Gunnell, was 37 and his mother, Ephie Jane Buford, was 28. He married Ethel Vivian Atcheson on 19 November 1933, in Paulding, Georgia, United States. He lived in District 1080, Paulding, Georgia, United States in 1940 and Dallas, Collin, Texas, United States in 1986. He died on 19 May 1986, in Paulding, Georgia, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Dallas, Paulding, Georgia, United States.

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Paul Columbus Gunnell
Ethel Vivian Atcheson
Marriage: 19 November 1933

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19 November 1933
Paulding, Georgia, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 1

A strike led by silk mill workers in Paterson, New Jersey. The primary demands of the strike were focused on improved quality of working conditions and establishing an eight-hour workday limit. Two protestors were killed during the strike, and over 1,850 workers were arrested. The strike ultimately ended in failure, due to the manufacturers' inability to accept the demands of the strikes.
1914 · Steamboat Service Established with New York

Age 2

Satilla was the first Deepwater Steamship to arrive at the port of Houston. This accomplishment successfully established a steamboat service between Houston and New York City.

Age 20

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

Name Meaning

1 English: from the Middle English female personal name Gunnilla, Gunnild, Old Norse Gunnhildr, composed of the elements gunn ‘battle’ + hild ‘strife’. This was a popular name in those parts of England that were under Scandinavian influence in the Middle Ages.2 Irish: reduced Americanized form of Mag Congail, a Donegal name more often Americanized as McGonigle .3 Respelling of German Günnel, from a short form of the Germanic personal names Gundram or Gundlach .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Paul Gunnell, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Paul Gunnell in household of Robt L Gunnell, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Paul Gunnell in household of Robert L Gunnell, "United States Census, 1920"

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