Gertrude Addie York

22 July 1878–24 August 1950 (Age 72)
Island Pond, Brighton, Essex, Vermont, United States

The Life of Gertrude Addie

When Gertrude Addie York was born on 22 July 1878, in Island Pond, Brighton, Essex, Vermont, United States, her father, Robert York, was 26 and her mother, Edwina Alfretta Danforth, was 20. She married Albert Francis Maddocks on 10 November 1896, in West Cumberland, Cumberland, Cumberland, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Cumberland, Cumberland, Maine, United States in 1900 and Canton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1910. She died on 24 August 1950, in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Bradford, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.

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Albert Francis Maddocks
Gertrude Addie York
Marriage: 10 November 1896
Hazel Gertrude Maddocks
Robert Bradley Maddocks
Raymond Francis Maddocks
Marion Edwina Maddocks
Melvin Fulsom Maddocks Sr.

Spouse and Children

10 November 1896
West Cumberland, Cumberland, Cumberland, Maine, United States


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 4

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 20

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from the city of York in northern England, or perhaps in some cases a regional name from the county of Yorkshire. The surname is now widespread throughout England. Originally, the city bore the British name Eburacum, which probably meant ‘yewtree place’. This was altered by folk etymology into Old English Eoforwīc (from the elements eofor ‘wild boar’ + wīc ‘outlying settlement’). This name was taken over by Scandinavian settlers in the area, who altered it back to opacity in the form Iorvík and eventually Iork, in which form it finally settled by the 13th century. The surname has also been adopted by Jews as an Americanized form of various like-sounding Jewish surnames.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Gertrude A Maddocks in household of Albert Maddocks, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Gertrude A Lightfoot in household of Lawrence R Lightfoot, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Gertrude A Lightfoot in household of Lawson R Lightfoot, "United States Census, 1930"

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