Leland "Ted" Winfred Gorman (1906-1989)

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Ted Gorman was born 18 September 1906 in Spring Valley, Pierce County, Wisconsin, United States to Rob D. Gorman (1876-1967) and Rosa Cathrine Loomis (1878-1969) and died 31 January 1989 in Grants Pass, Josephine County, Oregon, United States of unspecified causes. He married Marion Alice Caven (1910-2004) 30 March 1926 . He married Leona Merrill () after 1945 . Ancestors are from the United States, Canada, Ireland.

Ted Gorman with his pencil-thin mustache.



  • Born: September 18, 1906
  • Birth Place: Spring Valley, Pierce County, Wisconsin
  • Married 1: March 30, 1926
  • Married 2: After 1945
  • Died: January 31, 1989
  • Burial: Grants Pass, Josephine County, Oregon

The coat that cioned his nick name Teddy.


Leland "Ted" is the son of Rob D. Gorman (1876-1967) and Rosa Cathrine Loomis (1878-1969).



Offspring of Rob D. Gorman and Rosa Cathrine Loomis (1878-1969)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Helen Mar Gorman (1898-1898)
Vernon Wayne Gorman (1900-1906)
Leland "Ted" Winfred Gorman (1906-1989) 18 September 1906 Spring Valley, Pierce County, Wisconsin, United States 31 January 1989 Grants Pass, Josephine County, Oregon, United States Marion Alice Caven (1910-2004)
Leona Merrill ()

Doris "Marguerite" Juanita Gorman (1910-2000)
Trenna Fern Gorman (1912-2005)
Kathleen Lillian Gorman (1919-1997)


Offspring of Ted Gorman and Marion Alice Caven (1910-2004)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Vernon Eldridge Gorman (1929-2005) 1929 2005
Robert William Gorman (1932-2000) 3 May 1932 Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States 20 October 2000 Thelma Arlene Weston (1935-1989)

(two other children, still living in 2008)

Ted and his Jehovah's Witnesses mobile recruiting van.

Family History

Leland "Ted" or "Teddy" Gorman was a devout Jehovah Witness. He was born in Spring Valley, Wisconsin and lived in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, then the Puget Sound area of Washington State and then lived in Berkeley and Hollister, California in the 1960s and 1970s. He then moved to Grants Pass, Oregon where he lived out his days. He had gone out to get some wood and did not return; he was found in his wheel barrel as if he had sat down and died there.

Grandson William recalls: "I remember getting hair cuts from Grandpa Ted. He had a large collection of real to real tapes of conversations with friends and family members, if only I could find those now."

Alternative interpretation


Footnotes (including sources)


  LOOKinHERE, Robin Patterson


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