Gertrude May Hanson

6 May 1876–1957
Petersham, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Gertrude May

When Gertrude May Hanson was born on 6 May 1876, in Petersham, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Charles Mixter Hanson, was 26 and her mother, Mary Jane King, was 31. She lived in Orange, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States in 1880 and South Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States in 1900. She was buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Hopkinton, Washington, Rhode Island, United States.

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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1895 · College Hall Catches on Fire

Age 19

On January 27, 1895, College Hall catches on fire and is fully consumed within one hour. During the fire, many students and faculty work together to save many of the items in the building. Some of these are library books. They save the books by piling them onto the rugs and dragging them out of the burning building. College Hall is then later rebuilt and renamed Davis Hall after Governor John W. Davis.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 22

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

1 English (chiefly Midlands and northern England, especially Yorkshire): patronymic from Hann or the byname Hand .2 Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAmhsaigh ( see Hampson 2).3 Irish: variant of McKittrick .

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

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  • Gertrude Hansen in household of Charles Hansen, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Gertrude M Hanson in household of C M Hanson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Gertrude May Hanson, "Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915"

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