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Berry (Pops) Gordy

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Sandersville, Washington County, Georgia, United States
Death: November 21, 1978 (90)
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, United States
Place of Burial: Bronx County, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Berry Gordy, I and Lucy Gordy
Husband of Bertha Ida Gordy
Father of Fuller Berry Gordy; Esther E. (Ettie) Edwards; Anna Ruby Gaye; Loucye S. (Lucy) Wakefield; George Weldon Gordy, Sr and 4 others
Brother of Samuel Gordy; Mamie Gordy; John Gordy; Chas Gordy; Joe Gordy and 1 other

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About Pops Gordy

Berry 'Pops' Gordy, Sr. is the father of Motown Records founder Berry Gordy, Jr. He relocated his family to Detroit from Milledgeville, Georgia where his children became prominent black citizens.

  • Residence: 1910 - Hebron, Washington, Georgia, USA
  • Race: Black
  • Ethnicity: American
  • Census: 1910 - Hebron, Washington, Georgia, USA
  • Census: 1930 - Detroit (Districts 0251-0500), Wayne, Michigan, USA
  • Residence: Los Angeles, California 90028, USASame Place - 5139 St Antoine, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA - 1935
  • Census: 1940 - 5139 St Antoine, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA
  • Reference: Ancestry Genealogy - SmartCopy: Feb 18 2019, 2:29:19 UTC
  • Reference: Ancestry Genealogy - SmartCopy: Feb 21 2019, 8:14:08 UTC
  • Residence: 1940 - 5139 St Antoine, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA
  • Race: Black
  • Residence: 1930 - Detroit (Districts 0251-0500), Wayne, Michigan, USA
  • Race: Black
  • Residence: 1940 - 5139 St Antoine, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA
  • Race: Black
  • Residence: 1940 - 5139 St Antoine, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA
  • Race: Black
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Pops Gordy's Timeline

1888
July 10, 1888
Sandersville, Washington County, Georgia, United States
1918
September 9, 1918
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, United States
1920
April 25, 1920
Oconee, Washington County, Georgia, United States
1922
March 7, 1922
Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Georgia, United States
1924
1924
Michigan, United States
1926
January 7, 1926
Michigan, United States
1927
November 26, 1927
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, United States
1929
November 28, 1929
Detroit, MI, United States
1931
1931
Detroit, MI, United States