Gordon Jeandron Leseelleur (1894 - 1917)

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Gordon Jeandron LeSeelleur
1894 - 1917
updated January 28, 2020
Gordon Jeandron Leseelleur was born in 1894. He was born to Louisa Virginia Jeandron and Jean Mauger Leseelleur, with siblings John, Herbert, and Violet. He died on August 17, 1917 in France at 23 years of age.

Sub-Lieutenant in the Royal Navy Division, killed in action in WW1 in France 1917.

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Killed in action

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Albuera Cemetery Bailleul-sire-berthoult, in France



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Sub Lieutenant Royal Navy

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Rank: Sub-lieutenant
Regiment: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Unit/ship/squadron: Drake Bn. R.n. Div.

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Gordon Jeandron Leseelleur died on August 17, 1917 in France at 23 years old. He was buried in Albuera Cemetery Bailleul-sire-berthoult, France. Gordon was born in 1894. He was born to Louisa Virginia Jeandron and Jean Mauger Leseelleur, with siblings John, Herbert, and Violet.
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1894 - 1917 World Events

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In 1894, in the year that Gordon Jeandron Leseelleur was born, large reserves of oil were discovered on the Osage Indian reservation in Oklahoma. Previously thought to be "useless" land - not even good for farming - the tribe had bought the land themselves. The discovery of oil made the Osage the "richest group of people in the world" at the time.

In 1900, at the age of just 6 years old, Gordon was alive when artist Henri Matisse, born in 1869 in France, began the fauvist movement. Only lasting a few years in popularity (ending around 1904), fauvism was in many ways the beginning of modern art. Matisse was fond of bright, vibrant colors and used them in his paintings - contrary to the muted use of color previously. While the fauvist movement declined in popularity, Matisse did not and he went on to create many more works of art and even a museum for his work, 2 years before his death in 1954. (In French, les Fauves means "the wild beasts". Matisse and those who followed his example were called "beasts" because of the bold colors that they used in their artwork.)

In 1904, Gordon was just 10 years old when the "Teddy's Bear" was first produced. After seeing a political cartoon of President Teddy Roosevelt refusing to kill a clubbed and tied up bear, Jewish Russian immigrant Morris Michtom - who owned a candy shop and sold stuffed animals that he and his wife made at night at the store - made a "Teddy's Bear" and put it in his shop's window. The stuffed bears were an immediate success and Michtom and his wife went on to found the Ideal Novelty and Toy Co.

In 1917, in the year of Gordon Jeandron Leseelleur's passing, in April, the U.S. entered World War I, declaring war against Germany. President Wilson had previously declared neutrality in the war - a position supported by the majority of Americans - but after Germany declared that they would sink all ships trading with Great Britain and sunk U.S. ships, public opinion began to change. Then the Lusitania was sunk, killing 1,201 - including 128 Americans - and more U.S. ships were sunk. The U.S. could stand aside no longer.

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