Earl James Gaston

12 August 1907–3 January 2003 (Age 95)
Canoe Township, Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Earl James

When Earl James Gaston was born on 12 August 1907, in Canoe Township, Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Clayton Guy Gaston, was 21 and his mother, Elizabeth Young, was 17. He had at least 2 daughters with Amelia Jane Yates. He lived in Apollo, Armstrong, Pennsylvania, United States in 1935 and Center Township, Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. He died on 3 January 2003, in Marion Center, Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Oakland Cemetery, White Township, Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Earl James Gaston
Amelia Jane Yates
Jessie Darlene Gaston
Darlene J Gaston

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    Vallie Gaston


World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 1

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 2

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Age 25

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

Name Meaning

A name imported from France, as in Gaston de Foix. The surname has been written as De la Garston, which could derive from Anglo-Saxon "garstun," or grass enclosure. The name Garstin has also been used, which could be from the Old Norman personal name Geirsteinn. But Gaston is more probably from the French word "gaston," or like the Parisian names Gastot, Gasteau, Gastal, a diminutive of the name Gast, from "gast," which may come from Latin "vastus," meaning huge or burly. Some have translated the old word "gastos" as savant or sage and have connected the word to the old Gaulish names Wisogastus, Husegastus, Salegastus, and Losogastus, who wrote the Salic Law.

Sources (3)

  • Earl Gaston, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Earl Gaston, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Earl Gaston in household of Guy Gaston, "United States Census, 1910"

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