George Gaude – A Life Well Lived
Early in the morning, George had been contemplating his upcoming journey. He was getting ready to leave for the city.
Townspeople from Winesburg had come to the train station to bid him farewell and wish him success in their new city.
Early Life and Education
George gauge was born in Wylam, a small town near Newcastle upon Tyne. As the second child of an illiterate working-class family, his parents could not afford to send him off to school. Yet despite these obstacles he showed great eagerness to learn and devoted much of his time and energy towards perfecting his reading, writing, and arithmetic abilities.
One of his greatest achievements was creating the 4 foot 8.5 inch railway gauge that continues to be used today. This 4 foot 8.5 inch rail set an important precedent in transport history and became standard across major railway lines worldwide, revolutionizing technology too. He also achieved numerous other major breakthroughs such as inventing a miners safety lamp and pioneering automatic car brake systems.
George Gage began his career with General Telephone digging holes for telephone poles in Tampa, Florida. By the early 1980s he had achieved great success and ended up as president of the company located in One Tampa City Center – one of Florida’s tallest buildings.
On July 9, 1781 in Wylam, Northumberland, George became illiterate at 17 due to his father Robert working as a fireman at Wylam Colliery and earning only a low income. Without enough money for schooling, George took lessons at night schools to learn reading and writing; though this experience did not allow him to attend university, it proved useful later in his professional life as an engineer when he discovered an aptitude for this field and was encouraged to pursue it further.
Achievements and Honors
George Stephenson was an influential British engineer renowned for his contribution to railway development. He designed many routes still used today and is widely considered as the father of modern railway engineering.
He was born in 1781 near Newcastle-upon-Tyne, without formal education. To fund his own lessons in reading, writing and arithmetic, he paid for them himself; soon enough he showed great mechanical aptitude.
In 1801, he accepted a job at Black Callerton Colliery, south of Ponteland as a brakesman. A year later he married Frances Henderson and relocated to Willington Quay east of Newcastle with her.
George Gaude was renowned for his charitable deeds and love of fine wine. He leaves behind his wife Jacqueline Ann Drott, son Jeffrey S. Moore III, daughters Ladette Moore Masters (Johnny), Michelle Moore Brooks (Justin) and Margo Moore Gaude (Stephen), as well as an abundance of stepchildren.
He gained notoriety within the art world for his high quality materials and meticulous workmanship. His paintings and sculptures graced walls of many museums and collector’s homes alike; his most renowned piece being seven commissioned portraits of Countess de Montebello that epitomize his talent. All in all, he was one of the most prolific and accomplished artists of his era.
In addition to his successful real estate firm, he has also achieved success in the sports industry with the purchase of the Jacksonville Jaguars. A passionate Floridian, he gives back locally by contributing money to local charities.
He owns a substantial real estate portfolio, including sites for office and condo towers in West Palm Beach. Furthermore, he and his wife operate a private pre-K-8 school with an impressive 2-to-1 student-teacher ratio.
He is the creator of the George Gauge, which allows clinicians to accurately capture protrusive bite registration and vertical opening without relying on their patients for correct positioning. The gauge is highly accurate and user-friendly.