Gerta Maria Loomis

22 February 1884–
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States

The Life of Gerta Maria

When Gerta Maria Loomis was born on 22 February 1884, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, her father, Justin A. Loomis, was 37 and her mother, Fredericka Buck, was 35.

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Justin A. Loomis
Fredericka Buck
Julia Loomis
Gerta Maria Loomis

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World Events (3)

1885 · The World's First Skyscraper

Age 1

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.

Age 2

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1886 · Giving Working Men a Union

Age 2

The largest union group in the United States during the first half of the 20th century. It still exists today but merged with The Congress of Industrial Organization.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a lost place near Bury in Lancashire, recorded in the Middle Ages as Lumhalghs, and apparently named with the Old English elements lumm ‘pool’ + halh ‘nook’, ‘recess’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Greta Marie Loomis, "Illinois, Cook County Birth Registers, 1871-1915"
  • Loomis, "Illinois, Cook County, Birth Certificates, 1871-1940"
  • Greta Marie Loomis Mendelsohn, "Illinois, Cook County, Birth Certificates, 1871-1940"

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