Gordon Smith (1890 - 1964)

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Gordon Smith
1890 - 1964
updated February 06, 2019
Gordon Smith was born on August 12, 1890. He died in October 1964 at age 74. We know that Gordon Smith had been residing in Georgia.


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Gordon Smith passed away in October 1964 at 74 years of age. He was born on August 12, 1890. There is no information about Gordon's family. We know that Gordon Smith had been residing in Georgia.
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In 1890, in the year that Gordon Smith was born, on December 29th, the Wounded Knee Massacre occurred in South Dakota on the Lakota Pine Ridge Indian Reservation . The U.S. 7th Cavalry Regiment said that they rode into the Lakota camp "trying to disarm" the inhabitants. One person, Black Coyote - who was deaf - held onto his rifle, saying that he paid a lot of money for it. Shots rang out and by the end at least 153 Lakota Sioux - some estimates say 300 - and 25 troops had died. The site of the massacre is a National Historic Landmark.

In 1907, he was 17 years old when the Monongah coal mining disaster occurred on December 6th, happening at the Fairmont Coal Company’s No. 6 and No. 8 mines.. Over 361 miners were killed. Because there was no breathing apparatus at the time to help rescuers, recovery efforts were greatly hampered. It is considered the worst mining disaster in American history and led to government oversight in mining practices.

In 1920, he was 30 years old when the National Football League, first called the American Professional Football Association, was created. College football was more popular than pro football and rising player salaries were bankrupting league owners. In response, owners created the NFL, using the pro baseball association as a model. Eleven teams were formed: the Akron Pros, Canton Bulldogs, Cleveland Indians, Dayton Triangles, Decatur Staleys, Hammond Pros, Massillon Tigers, Muncie Flyers, Racine Cardinals, Rochester Jeffersons and Rock Island Independents.

In 1945, by the time he was 55 years old, on May 8th, World War II in Europe ended when Germany surrendered. Hitler had committed suicide a week before.

In 1964, in the year of Gordon Smith's passing, in June, three young civil rights workers - Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner from New York City, and James Chaney from Meridian, Mississippi - were kidnapped and murdered in Mississippi. Working with "Freedom Summer", they were registering African-Americans to vote in the Southern states. Their bodies were found two months later. Although it was discovered that the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, the Neshoba County Sheriff's Office and the Philadelphia, Mississippi Police Department were involved, only 7 men were convicted and served less than six years.

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Gordon Francis Buchanan
May 6, 1948 - 1948
Hamilton, VIC, Australia
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around 1921 - Dec 11, 1946
Gordon Victor Smith
Died: Jun 8, 1940
Gordon Thomas Smith
around 1924 - Nov 24, 1944
Gordon Thomas Smith
1893 - Jul 19, 1916
Richmond, Australia
Gordon Robert Smith
around 1922 - Aug 12, 1945
Gordon Percy Carver Smith
around 1916 - Apr 9, 1941
Gordon Macleod Smith
around 1899 - Jan 5, 1917
Gordon Leonard Smith
around 1922 - Sep 15, 1944
Gordon Kenneth James Smith
around 1937 - Jul 21, 1944
Gordon Keigh Smith
around 1891 - Aug 21, 1917
Gordon John Leslie Smith
around 1923 - Apr 27, 1944
Gordon John Smith
around 1920 - Aug 8, 1942
Gordon Hugh John Smith
around 1921 - Dec 1, 1944
Gordon Henry Smith
around 1925 - Oct 6, 1944
Gordon Henry Smith
around 1919 - Jun 10, 1941
Gordon Hartley Smith
around 1900 - Oct 8, 1918
Gordon Harold Smith
around 1925 - Jul 10, 1944
Gordon Hamilton Smith
around 1888 - May 9, 1917
Gordon Frederick William Smith
around 1895 - Aug 1, 1916

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Jan 30, 1923 - Jul 18, 1990
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Apr 1, 1922 - Jan 9, 2011
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John H Smith
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Newberry, FL
Copeland D Smith
Sep 23, 1921 - Sep 27, 2000
West Columbia, SC
E Grace Smith
Apr 10, 1917 - Apr 19, 1999
Orlando, FL
Virginia M Smith
Sep 18, 1913 - Nov 1, 2002
Clermont, FL
John Smith
Jun 30, 1911 - June 1967
James Smith
Jul 3, 1917 - October 1986
Royston, Georgia
John Smith
Dec 8, 1902 - March 1970
Miami, Florida
E W Smith
Apr 19, 1919 - Jun 9, 2001
Madison, FL
Willie Smith
Apr 5, 1900 - March 1971
Quitman, Georgia
Larry W Smith
Nov 29, 1914 - Nov 29, 1994
Norcross, GA
Orene Smith
Feb 23, 1919 - Mar 11, 2006
Wacissa, FL
Henry Smith
Apr 8, 1903 - January 1973
Miami, Florida
George H Smith
Nov 18, 1922 - Jan 30, 2001
Quincy, FL
Theodore Smith
Aug 28, 1908 - November 1977
Lake Worth, Florida
Alma Smith
Apr 20, 1906 - February 1973
Crawfordville, Florida
Claudia Smith
Dec 25, 1890 - October 1980
Adel, Georgia
Letha Smith
Sep 14, 1918 - Apr 24, 2007
Winter Haven, FL
M M Smith
Mar 1, 1921 - Jul 9, 2007
Canyon Lake, TX

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Aug 6, 1919 - February 1983
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William Moore
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Leroy N Anderson
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Leon Taylor
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Hazel Tuten
May 27, 1914 - February 1984
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Blanche S Mooneyham
Mar 30, 1917 - April 1995
Orange Park, FL
Wessie S Platt
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Jacksonville, FL
Jessie Wiley
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Fitzgerald, Georgia
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Newark, New Jersey
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