Verna Kreider

Female9 June 1885–8 July 1942

Brief Life History of Verna

When Verna Kreider was born on 9 June 1885, in Coshocton, Ohio, United States, her father, Lewis Franklin Kreider, was 47 and her mother, Harriet Delila Cox, was 41. She married French Alexander Gilmore on 25 June 1905. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States in 1930 and Center Township, Carroll, Ohio, United States in 1940. She died on 8 July 1942, in Medina, Medina, Ohio, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Spring Grove Cemetery, Medina, Medina, Ohio, United States.

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French Alexander Gilmore
Verna Kreider
Marriage: 25 June 1905
Mildred Lucile Gilmore

Sources (19)

  • Verna Kreider in household of Lewis Kreider, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Vernie Kreider, "Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003"
  • Verna Kreider Gilmore, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"

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  • Marriage
    25 June 1905
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    1887 · The Michelson-Morley Experiment

    Age 2

    In an attempt to detect a medium of space called aether, Albert A. Michelson and Edward W. Morley started to experiment to see if there was any relative motion of matter through light waves. The result was negative and is generally considered to be the first strong evidence against the aether theory. Even though it has failed multiple times, the same type of experiment has been repeated many times with higher amounts of sensitivity to the sensors.

    1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

    Age 16

    President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

    Name Meaning

    German: topographic name for someone who lived on newly cleared land, from Middle High German geriute ‘clearing, woodland cleared for settlement or cultivation, assart’.

    Altered form of Greider , a surname of German (and ultimately Swiss German) origin, a cognate of 1 above. This is a predominantly PA surname. Compare Crider , Cryder , Krider , and Kryder .

    History: The ancestors of many of the American Kreiders (and of Greiders, Griders, etc.) were Mennonites from Switzerland who, because of religious persecution, fled to the Palatinate in Germany and later, in the beginning of the 18th century, emigrated to PA. The name of the first Mennonite Kreiders who settled in Lancaster County in PA was (also) spelled Greider. Other variants of their surname include Greiter (this is the probable form of the surname used when they were living in Germany), Greder, Grider, Gryder, Kreiter, Krider, Kryder, Crider, and Cryder.

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

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