Anna Gertrude Boyd

4 July 1874–5 May 1943 (Age 68)
Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Anna Gertrude

When Anna Gertrude Boyd was born on 4 July 1874, in Illinois, United States, her father, Abraham Askautsen Boyd, was 32 and her mother, Bolette Lettie Annison, was 27. She married Charles Burton Calahan on 24 September 1903, in Bronx, New York, United States. She lived in Sheridan, LaSalle, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1910. She died on 5 May 1943, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Millington, Kendall, Illinois, United States.

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Charles Burton Calahan
Anna Gertrude Boyd
Marriage: 24 September 1903

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 September 1903Bronx, New York, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 1
    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
    1882 · Electricity Comes to Los Angeles
    Age 8
    Electricity was first introduced to Los Angeles. The first electric street light had “three carbon-arc lamps of three thousand candle-power” and stood 150 feet tall. 
    1893 · The World's Columbian Exposition
    Age 19
    The  Chicago World's Fair was held to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the New World. The centerpiece of the Fair was a large water pool that represented Columbus's voyage across the Atlantic to the Americas. The Fair had a profound effect on new architecture designs, sanitation advancement, and the arts. The Fairgrounds were given the nickname the White City due to its lavish paint and materials used to construct it. Over 27 million people attended the fair during its six-month of operation. Among many of the inventions exhibited there was the first Ferris wheel built to rival the Eiffel Tower in France. 

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: habitational name from the island of Bute in the Firth of Clyde, from Bòid (genitive case of Bòd, the Gaelic name of the island of Bute) or Bòideach, denoting a person from Bute. Alternatively, the name may denote descendants of a Gilla filius Boed, who appears in reference to Glasgow Cathedral in the early 12th century, perhaps from the Gaelic personal name Boite, of uncertain origin.Scottish and Irish: from the Gaelic epithet buidhe ‘yellow(-haired)’. Compare Bowie .Manx: from Mac Gille Buidhe ‘son of the yellow-haired lad’ (compare 2 above).

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

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    Sources (7)

    • Anna G Calahan in household of Charles B Calahan, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Anna Gertrude Boyd, "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940"
    • Annie Boyd in household of Abe A Boyd, "United States Census, 1900"

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