Clifford Oliver Gerking

5 October 1888–5 April 1965 (Age 76)
Waitsburg, Walla Walla, Washington, United States

The Life of Clifford Oliver

When Clifford Oliver Gerking was born on 5 October 1888, in Waitsburg, Walla Walla, Washington, United States, his father, Jonathan Gilbert Gerking, was 26 and his mother, Agnes Pucket, was 22. He married Sarah Elsie Porter on 25 April 1916. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in College Place, Walla Walla, Washington, United States in 1935 and Ritz Election Precinct, Walla Walla, Washington, United States in 1940. He died on 5 April 1965, at the age of 76, and was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, College Place, Walla Walla, Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

Clifford Oliver Gerking
Sarah Elsie Porter
Marriage: 25 April 1916
Margie E Gerking
Darlene Julia Gerking

Spouse and Children

25 April 1916


    Margie E Gerking


    Darlene Julia Gerking


Parents and Siblings

    Jonathan Gilbert Gerking


    Agnes Pucket




World Events (8)

1889 · Washington Becomes a State

Age 1

On November 11, 1889, Washington Territory became Washington State the 42nd state to enter the Union. The state was named in honor of George Washington.

Age 2

Idaho is the 43rd state.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 21

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

Origin unidentified. Perhaps an altered form of German Gehring .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • A O Gerking, "United States Census, 1940"
  • C O Gerking, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Clifford O Gerking, "United States Census, 1930"

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