Gertrude Gustin

Brief Life History of Gertrude

When Gertrude Gustin was born on 3 July 1895, in Bay City, Bay, Michigan, United States, her father, Wilbert Hamilton Gustin, was 34 and her mother, Harriet E. Cumming, was 29. She had at least 2 sons with William Duncan Penwarden. She lived in Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1935 and Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1940. She died in June 1966, in Pompano Beach, Broward, Florida, United States, at the age of 70.

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William Duncan Penwarden
Gertrude Gustin
Wilbert Duncan Penwarden
Robert M. Penwarden

Sources (14)

  • Gertrude Penwarden, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Gertrude E Gustin, "Michigan, County Births, 1867-1917"
  • Gertrude E Gustin Penwarden, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.


Historical Boundaries: 1896: Dade, Florida, United States 1909: Palm Beach, Florida, United States 1915: Broward, Florida, United States

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

French, Walloon, German, and Swedish; Slovenian and Croatian (mainly Guštin): from a short form of the personal name Augustin (Slovenian Avguštin, Avgustin, Croatian Auguštin, Augustin), from Latin Augustinus (see Austin ). Compare Gustine .

In some cases possibly also an American shortened form of Slovenian Gustinčič: patronymic from the personal name Gustin (see 1 above).

History: This surname (see 1 above) is listed in the (US) National Huguenot Society's register of qualified Huguenot ancestors.

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

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