Orrin Ross Gammage

14 March 1896–September 1985 (Age 89)
Snover, Sanilac, Michigan, United States

The Life of Orrin Ross

When Orrin Ross Gammage was born on 14 March 1896, in Snover, Sanilac, Michigan, United States, his father, Samuel Hervey Gammage, was 32 and his mother, Eliza Skillings, was 38. He married Mary Josephine Weyland on 21 September 1915. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Pontiac, Oakland, Michigan, United States in 1920 and Ionia, Michigan, United States in 1935. He died in September 1985, in Ionia, Ionia, Michigan, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Ionia, Ionia, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Orrin Ross Gammage
Mary Josephine Weyland
Marriage: 21 September 1915
Rose Anna Gammage
Paul M Gammage

Spouse and Children


    Mary Josephine Weyland


21 September 1915


    Rose Anna Gammage


    Paul M Gammage


Parents and Siblings

    Samuel Hervey Gammage


    Eliza Skillings




World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1898 · Florida Involvement in Spanish-American War

Age 2

Florida played a critical role during the Spanish-American War. The port of Tampa saw the arrival of over 30,000 troops; this traffic resulted in the small town experiencing massive growth and becoming a city. Cuban-Americans across the state also helped with raising money and support for the war.

Age 24

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Gamage .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • O R Gamage, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Or R Gammage, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Orrin Gammage, "United States Census, 1920"

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