Samuel Calvin Gourley (1921 - 2006)

A photo of Samuel Calvin Gourley
Add photo
Samuel Calvin Gourley
1921 - 2006
Born
August 20, 1921
Death
March 18, 2006
Last Known Residence
Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania County, Virginia 22407
Summary
Samuel Calvin Gourley was born on August 20, 1921. He died on March 18, 2006 at age 84. We know that Samuel Calvin Gourley had been residing in Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania County, Virginia 22407.
Updated: February 6, 2019
ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM
Show & Tell His Story
Share your memories, stories, and photos so that Samuel is always remembered.
Update biobiography
What's this?

This collaborative biography is for you to show & tell Samuel's life so that he is always remembered.

Biography
Samuel Calvin Gourley
Most commonly known as
Samuel Calvin Gourley
Full name
Other names or aliases
Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania County, Virginia 22407
Last known residence
Male
Gender
Samuel Gourley was born on
Birth
Samuel Gourley died on
Death
Samuel Gourley was born on
Samuel Gourley died on
Birth
Death
Quantico National Cemetery Section 19 Site 294 18424 Joplin Road (route 619), in Triangle, Virginia 22172
Burial / Funeral
Heritage
Childhood
Adulthood

Military Service

Branch of service: Us Navy
Rank attained: SM2C
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Looking for a different Samuel Gourley?
View other bios of people named Samuel Gourley

Samuel's Family Tree

Parent
Parent
Samuel Calvin Gourley
Partner
Child
Partner
Child
Sibling

Friends

Friends can be as close as family. Add Samuel's family friends, and his friends from childhood through adulthood.

Add bio

There are no photos of Samuel Calvin Gourley! Please share photos of Samuel and the Gourley family.
Photo

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Leave a comment to ask questions, share information, or simply to show that you care about Samuel.

Cancel

Share Samuel's obituary or write your own to preserve his legacy.

Samuel Calvin Gourley passed away on March 18, 2006 at 84 years old. He was buried in Quantico National Cemetery Section 19 Site 294, Triangle, Virginia. He was born on August 20, 1921. We have no information about Samuel's immediate family. We know that Samuel Calvin Gourley had been residing in Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania County, Virginia 22407.

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

In 1921, in the year that Samuel Calvin Gourley was born, on November 11th, the first burial was held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. The body of an unknown soldier - selected by Army Sgt. Edward F. Younger who was highly decorated for valor and received the Distinguished Service Cross in "The Great War" - was brought back from France (World War 1) and placed in the newly completed tomb. President Warren G. Harding officiated at the interment ceremonies.

In 1939, Samuel was 18 years old when on the 1st of September, Nazi Germany invaded Poland. On September 17th, the Soviet Union invaded Poland as well. Poland expected help from France and the United Kingdom, since they had a pact with both. But no help came. By October 6th, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany held full control of the previously Polish lands. Eventually, the invasion of Poland lead to World War II.

In 1950, Samuel was 29 years old when on June 25th, the Korean War began when North Korean Communist forces crossed the 38th parallel. The Soviet Union and China backed North Korea and the U.N., primarily the United States backed South Korea.

In 1969, by the time he was 48 years old, in August, a previously planned small concert turned into a (free) more than 400,000 strong gathering of attendees and bands at Max Yasgur's farm in upstate New York - now called Woodstock. Just some of the 32 acts: Richie Havens, Joe Cocker, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Joan Baez, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Jefferson Airplane, Country Joe, Santana, The Band, and Sly and the Family Stone.

In 1975, when he was 54 years old, in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

Other Samuel Gourleys

Other Gourleys

Other Bios

Created on Jun 04, 2020 by Daniel Pinna
See Success Stories
"Thank you for helping me find my family & friends again so many years after I lost them. I get the chance to remember them all this time later."

Highlights of just a few of the many successes of sharing memories on AncientFaces. From reuniting lost or 'orphan' photos with their families, seeing faces of relatives for the first time, to the many connections made with family & friends.

These special moments are why it's important we share.
Back to Top