Gertrude B. “Gertie” Lanier

15 December 1884–21 April 1974 (Age 89)
Georgia, United States

The Life of Gertrude B. “Gertie”

When Gertrude B. “Gertie” Lanier was born on 15 December 1884, in Georgia, United States, her father, George Henry Lanier, was 27 and her mother, America Virginia Clanton, was 33. She married William Lacy Huggins on 15 October 1906, in Putnam, Florida, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Stapleton, Jefferson, Georgia, United States in 1920 and Jacksonville, Duval, Florida, United States in 1930. She died on 21 April 1974, in Bulloch, Georgia, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Statesboro, Bulloch, Georgia, United States.

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William Lacy Huggins
Gertrude B. “Gertie” Lanier
Marriage: 15 October 1906
Jana Lee Huggins

Spouse and Children

15 October 1906
Putnam, Florida, United States


    Jana Lee Huggins


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World Events (8)


Age 2

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1887 · Eatonville is Incorporated

Age 3

On August 15, 1887, the town of Eatonville was incorporated into Orange County, Florida. The town is significant for being one of the first all-black, self-governed municipalities in the country.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 24

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Name Meaning

1 French, Dutch, and English: occupational name for someone involved in the wool trade, from an agent derivative of Old French la(i)ne ‘wool’.2 French and Dutch: occupational name, with the definite article, for a pack driver, from French âne ‘ass’, ‘donkey’ (Latin asinus).3 French and Dutch: nickname for a falconer, from Old French lanier, lenier, a kind of falcon.

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

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  • Gertrude Huggins in household of W L Huggins, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Gertree B Huggins in household of William L Huggins, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Gurtrude Lanier in household of George H Lanier, "United States Census, 1900"

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