John Gulan

Brief Life History of John

When John Gulan was born on 13 May 1905, in Seattle, King, Washington, United States, his father, Joseph Gulan, was 34 and his mother, Anna Threasa Bucsko, was 25. He lived in Fresno, Fresno, California, United States in 1935 and Benicia Judicial Township, Solano, California, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1942. He died on 30 September 1986, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Riverside, Riverside, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Gulan
Anna Threasa Bucsko
Joseph Anton Gulan
Stella Balvena Gulan
John Gulan
Henry Gulan
Francis Florien Gulan

Sources (8)

  • John Gulan, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John Gulan, "United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946"
  • John Gulan, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

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.

1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.


Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Polish Jerzy, Tomasz.

Polish: from a derivative of Gula .

Croatian: nickname or status name from an altered form of Ottoman Turkish gulam, denoting a captured adult man.

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

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Story Highlight

Notes from Etta G. Thompson on John Gulan

According to his sister Stella, John Gulan "ran away from home when he was sixteen. He worked in a lumber camp for awhile, then joined the Marines. I received two letter from him. The last one was whe …

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