CDR Eldon Hawkes Gleaves

2 July 1904–6 April 1994 (Age 89)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Eldon Hawkes

When CDR Eldon Hawkes Gleaves was born on 2 July 1904, in Tennessee, United States, his father, Jesse Harrison Gleaves, was 45 and his mother, Annie Finley Hawks, was 43. He married Ida Blanche Rudder on 9 December 1927, in Hamilton, Tennessee, United States. He lived in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States for about 5 years and Longboat Key, Sarasota, Florida, United States in 1983. He registered for military service in 1923. He died on 6 April 1994, in Sarasota, Sarasota, Florida, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Palms Memorial Park, Sarasota, Sarasota, Florida, United States.

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CDR Eldon Hawkes Gleaves
Ida Blanche Rudder
Marriage: 9 December 1927

Spouse and Children

9 December 1927
Hamilton, Tennessee, United States

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World Events (8)

1905 · Construction of the Praetorian Building

Age 1

Texas completed the construction of the Praetorian Building (Stone Plane Tower) in 1909. It was the first skyscraper in Texas and the Southwestern United States. The building had 15 stories and was 190 ft tall.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Age 25

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 (chiefly Lancashire): variant of Gleave

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

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Sources (3)

  • Eldon Gleaves, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Eldon H Gleaves, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Eldon Gleaves in household of Jessie H Gleaves, "United States Census, 1910"

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