Gertrude Helen Willis

1924–1991 (Age 66)
Stockton, San Joaquin, California, United States

The Life of Gertrude Helen

When Gertrude Helen Willis was born on 1 September 1924, in Stockton, San Joaquin, California, United States, her father, Burt Francis Willis, was 23 and her mother, Lydia Katherine Adolf, was 20. She married James Albert Bainbridge on 5 July 1946, in Billington, Limestone, Texas, United States. She died on 24 July 1991, in Federal Way, King, Washington, United States, at the age of 66.

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Gertrude Helen Willis
1924–1991
James Albert Bainbridge
1918–1988
Marriage: 5 July 1946

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
5 July 1946
Billington, Limestone, Texas, United States

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World Events (8)

1927

Age 3

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 10

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 18

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Will .

Possible Related Names

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

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