Gertrude Anna Welton

9 November 1894–1 September 1990 (Age 95)
Shelby, Illinois, United States

The Life of Gertrude Anna

When Gertrude Anna Welton was born on 9 November 1894, in Shelby, Illinois, United States, her father, Cornelius Syril Welton, was 34 and her mother, Mary Jane Wade, was 35. She married Carl A. Harper on 18 February 1915, in Louisville, Clay, Illinois, United States. She lived in Holland Township, Shelby, Illinois, United States in 1910 and Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1930. She died on 1 September 1990, in Shelbyville, Shelby, Illinois, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Glenwood Cemetery, Shelbyville, Shelby, Illinois, United States.

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Carl A. Harper
Gertrude Anna Welton
Marriage: 18 February 1915

Spouse and Children

18 February 1915
Louisville, Clay, Illinois, United States

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

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.
1897 · The Union Loop Elevated

Age 3

The Loop was born in political scandal that combined the three elevated railways around Chicago and combined them into one. The scandal was to raise the fares for commuters so state legislators could receive more money while in office. 
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 25

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places named Welton, for example in Cumbria, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, and East Yorkshire, from Old English well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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

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Story Highlight

WELTON, Cornelius

The farming interests of Central Illinois are very important, the land in this locality lying directly in the great Corn Belt, and being as valuable as any farming land in the country. The farmers of …

Sources (3)

  • Gertrude Huser in household of Herbert Huser, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Gertrude Welton in household of Neal Welton, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Gertrude Wilton in household of Cornelus Welton, "United States Census, 1910"

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