Gordon Tuke (1927 - 2006)

Gordon Tuke
1927 - 2006
updated February 06, 2019
Gordon Tuke was born on September 13, 1927. He died on December 6, 2006 at 79 years of age. We know that Gordon Tuke had been residing in Falls Church, Falls Church City County, Virginia 22046.

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Gordon Tuke Biography

Vital facts & highlights of Gordon's life to share with the world

Most Commonly Known Name

Gordon Tuke

First name

Gordon

Middle name

Unknown.

Last Name(s)

Nickname(s) or aliases

Gender

Male

Birth

Gordon Tuke was born on

Death

Gordon Tuke died on

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for Gordon.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Gordon Tuke?

Obituary

Unknown.

Ethnicity & Lineage

What is Gordon's ethnicity and where did his parents, grandparents & great-grandparents come from?

Nationality & Locations Lived

Unknown.

Religion

Unknown. Was Gordon a religious man?

Last Known Residence

Falls Church, Falls Church City County, Virginia 22046

Education

Did Gordon finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Gordon attend?

Professions

Share what Gordon did for a living or if he had a career or profession.

Personal Life & Organizations

Share some highlights of Gordon's personal life & organizations in which they participated.

Military Service

Did Gordon serve in the military or did a war or conflict interfere with his life?

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Back to Top

Gordon Tuke Family Tree

Gordon's immediate relatives including parents, siblings, partnerships and children in the Tuke family tree.

Gordon's Family

Add a parent
Add a parent
Gordon Tuke
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

Friends:

Click to add friends & family.

Gordon's Family Photos

Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of Gordon during various points of his life.

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Share Memories about Gordon

What do you remember about Gordon Tuke? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about him. Or just leave a comment to show the world that Gordon is remembered.

Gordon Tuke Obituary

This obit of Gordon Tuke is maintained by Gordon's followers. Contribute to her obituary and include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

Gordon Tuke died on December 6, 2006 at 79 years of age. He was born on September 13, 1927. There is no information about Gordon's family. We know that Gordon Tuke had been residing in Falls Church, Falls Church City County, Virginia 22046.
Followers & Sources
Other Records of Gordon Tuke

1927 - 2006 World Events

Refresh this page to see various historical events that occurred during Gordon's lifetime

In 1927, in the year that Gordon Tuke was born, the first "talkie" (a movie with music, songs, and talking), The Jazz Singer, was released. Al Jolson starred as a cantor's son who instead of following in his father's footsteps as expected, becomes a singer of popular songs. Banished by his father, they reconcile on his father's deathbed. It was a tear-jerker and audiences went wild - especially when they heard the songs. Thus begun the demise of silent films and the rise of "talkies".

In 1938, he was only 11 years old when on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1941, he was only 14 years old when on June 25th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, prohibiting racial discrimination in the defense industry. EO 8802 was the first federal action to prohibit employment discrimination - without prejudice as to "race, creed, color, or national origin" - in the U.S. Civil Rights groups had planned a march on Washington D.C. to protest for equal rights but with the signing of the Order, they canceled the March.

In 1954, he was 27 years old when on May 17th, the Supreme Court released a decision on Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The ruling stated that state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students was unconstitutional thus paving the way for integration in schools.

In 1999, he was 72 years old when the fear that Y2K (year 2000) would cause the failure of computers worldwide when clocks didn't properly update to January 1st, 2000 became near panic. While some computer systems and software did have problems, the panic was unfounded and computer life went on.

Other Biographies

Other Tukes

Oct 28, 1913 - Jan 20, 1997
Jan 18, 1957 - May 5, 2010
Nov 21, 1917 - December 1984
Feb 9, 1920 - Oct 17, 1996
Mar 29, 1911 - Jan 10, 1984
May 23, 1928 - Dec 16, 1989
Aug 31, 1910 - Jul 22, 1990
Oct 16, 1914 - Sep 18, 1992
Dec 14, 1900 - Feb 15, 1969
Mar 20, 1893 - August 1976
Oct 28, 1922 - Jan 4, 2004
Dec 25, 1931 - Mar 1, 1999
around 1987 - Unknown
around 1987 - Unknown
around 1946 - Unknown
around 1951 - Unknown
around 1915 - Unknown
around 1924 - Unknown
around 1912  - Feb 2, 1912
around 1846 - Nov 4, 1905

Other Bios

May 17, 1900 - Aug 26, 1994
Nov 9, 1912 - Sep 30, 2008
Jul 24, 1940 - Oct 13, 2009
Mar 31, 1921 - Jan 11, 2010
Jan 10, 1942 - May 9, 2011
Aug 7, 1940 - Jan 15, 1997
Jul 6, 1916 - Aug 13, 2003
May 18, 1942 - Feb 1, 2008
Aug 25, 1933 - March 1987
Jun 29, 1943 - Sep 7, 2006
Feb 26, 1907 - September 1977
Oct 24, 1906 - July 1973
Mar 3, 1907 - September 1981
Apr 28, 1895 - Nov 1, 1987
Dec 2, 1919 - Oct 21, 2009
Dec 19, 1926 - February 1986
May 6, 1908 - Dec 30, 2004
Sep 16, 1910 - Dec 16, 1992
Jul 5, 1876 - October 1963
Jul 20, 1899 - June 1971
Success Stories from Biographies like Gordon Tuke
I have to tell you a VERY special story about how AncientFaces helped to reunite our family. For 13 years, I have been searching for my grandmother's missing sister. She just disappeared from the family in the 1930s without a trace. No one ever knew where or when she died or where she was buried. My years of searching have just run into dead ends, so I had given up. Today, out-of-the-blue, a young lady called me and said that she had seen a photograph on AncientFaces and one of the women in the photo was her grandmother! Little did I know that she had left a small child behind when she died so young of TB. You can imagine our shock and excitement at finding each other and a whole new family that we never knew existed. We only live one state away from each other and very soon plan to have all family members meet to share our sides of "the story" and of course, many, many more picturesl AncientFaces...... without you, this family may never have been complete and Aunt Grace would have been lost to us forever. I hope you realize what a valuable service you provide and how grateful we are to have found you. Thank you!!!! -Lynda B.
I never knew my biological family. My family is my mother and father who raised me. But, as I got older I got curious about my heritage. It took me years of investigation to finally discover my parents’ names. Well, I get goosebumps just writing this, I have found my biological family because of AncientFaces. Yes!! I did a search for my [parents' names] and was shocked to find a photo of them on AncientFaces! I cannot tell you the feeling that came over me when I saw this photo - to see the faces of my biological parents…JUST LIKE THAT. I left a comment on the photo and you won’t believe this - the owner of the photo is MY SISTER!!! Yes, I have a LITTLE sister! It turns out my parents were too young when they had me and had to give me up. My little sister knew I existed and wanted to find me but had no way of doing it. Thanks to you I am meeting my little sister for the first time next month. GOD BLESS YOU ANCIENTFACES. -Anonymous
We have found our missing relative entirely thanks to AncientFaces. We have received a much clearer photo of Captain Grant from his Son. The picture we on AncientFaces is an old yellowed newspaper photo. I am attaching the new photo and ask that you take the old one out and put the new clear picture in its place. With our Canadian Remembrance Day here in 2 days - the timing could not be better. Thank You, AncientFaces. My long lost Aunt is now 86 years old and her Son and I are talking by phone and e-mails. Captain Grant was his Father and died in France in 1944 and is buried there. By posting pictures of the visit to his gravesite - we connected through one of his brothers. Amazing that our prayers have been answered. Thank you -Beth B.
I came home for lunch yesterday and decided to look at my email before going back to work. The weekly newsletter that I subscribe to from the Logan Family History Center had this message in it about AncientFaces. I clicked on the link and the first search I did was for Woodruff, and Mamie was the first picture that came up. I could hardly stand it. I was late getting back to work. I had to add comments and write to you. Thank you for noticing her in the store and for the website. I can't help but wonder how many other family pictures may have ended up in that store and why. I also can't help but feel that it was meant to be and that there is a purpose that this picture is coming home as you say. What are the chances of this all just happening? It's amazing that you even picked it up at the store and then went to all the extra effort to post it. It makes me feel as though you have been my friend forever. It certainly has given me a connection to you, and I have a love for what you do. I just can't tell you how excited I am. I can't even hold it in. -Cathy K., Utah
I have previously submitted several pictures of my grandfather August Zemidat. I have tried for many years to find anyone with that name, and I have searched many genealogy web sites to no avail. Recently I was contacted by someone who saw my pictures on AncientFaces who may well be a cousin. She also provided me with information that seems to indicate her grandparents were my grandfather’s siblings. Considering the many years I have been searching for the name Zemidat, I find this is absolutely amazing that I have finally found a family member. Thank you AncientFaces -Ron D.
I love AncientFaces, a while back I saw that you had labeled Garcia surname pictures. At the time I didn’t have all my family facts for my research. Anyway, I wandered into your site just to check it out AND NOW 1 YEAR LATER I received a picture from an 87 year old aunt and guess what you had this very same picture on your site!! (They were my great aunts and my great-grandmother!). Thank you… -Angela M.
I have loved AncientFaces since I first found it, it's the first thing I check when I turn on the computer. There was a time when even in the most modest households there were three cherished possessions, a family Bible. a family album and a fancy lamp. It was usual for the family to gather in the parlour, generally on Sunday and talk, tell stories of family and friends with the photos in the albums as illustration. Sadly in our modern electronic age we have fallen away from the oral tradition and interest in history has waned. I was quite shocked on the anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic to see so many comments from younger people who were surprised to learn that the Titanic wasn't just a movie. This is why AncientFaces is so important, to me it's the electronic age version of the oral tradition on a global scale and the sheer volume of people who follow, comment and contribute seems to prove the point. We are all grateful to you all for providing us with this wonderful site. - Arba M.