Gertrude Pearl Kerwin

7 June 1896–1979 (Age 82)
Turnberry, Huron, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Gertrude Pearl

When Gertrude Pearl Kerwin was born on 7 June 1896, in Turnberry, Huron, Ontario, Canada, her father, Benjamin Daniel Kerwin, was 28 and her mother, Ida Henry, was 26. She married William Archibald Johnston on 12 June 1926, in Clifford, Minto, Wellington, Ontario, Canada. She lived in Huron, Ontario, Canada in 1901 and Wellington, Ontario, Canada in 1911. She died in 1979, at the age of 83, and was buried in Howick, Huron, Ontario, Canada.

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William Archibald Johnston
1897–1954
Gertrude Pearl Kerwin
1896–1979
Marriage: 12 June 1926

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
12 June 1926
Clifford, Minto, Wellington, Ontario, Canada

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (5)

1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

Age 10

Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.
1934 · Dionne Quintuplets Born

Age 38

Born on May 28, 1934, the Dionne quintuplets were the first set of quintuplets to survive infancy. The five girls were born two months prematuare and months later were taken from their parents by the Red Cross. In the 1940s they were returned to their family.
1943 · Conservative Party Wins Ontario Election

Age 47

George A. Drew was the leader of the Progressive Conservative Party. In 1943, they won the Ontario election.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: variant spelling of Kirwan .2 Variant spelling of German Gerwin .3 Americanized spelling of Dutch Kerwyn, a variant of Kervijn ( see Kervin ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Gertrude P. Kerwin in household of Benjamin D. Kerwin, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Gertrude Pearl Kerwin, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • Pearl Kerwin in household of Benjamin Kerwin, "Canada Census, 1911"

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