Agnes Gertrude Gaida

1 November 1915–6 September 2007 (Age 91)
Pierz, Morrison, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Agnes Gertrude

When Agnes Gertrude Gaida was born on 1 November 1915, in Pierz, Morrison, Minnesota, United States, her father, Joseph Gaida, was 43 and her mother, Sophia "Sophie" Trettel, was 34. She married Jack Joseph Leritz on 19 November 1940, in Northwood, Worth, Iowa, United States. She lived in Platte, Morrison, Minnesota, United States in 1920. She died on 6 September 2007, in Fruita, Mesa, Colorado, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Minersville, Beaver, Utah, United States.

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Jack Joseph Leritz
Agnes Gertrude Gaida
Marriage: 19 November 1940

Spouse and Children

19 November 1940
Northwood, Worth, Iowa, United States

Parents and Siblings



    John Gaida


    Mary Ann Gaida


    Martha Rose Gaida


    Rose Teresa Gaida


    Kathryn L. Gaida


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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

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.

Age 2

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1939 · Hill Air Force Base

Age 24

Named in honor of Major Ployer Peter Hill, Hill Field started as an ill-fated Air Mail experiment. Hoping to be located closer to the Salt Lake City area, the present-day site near Ogden was a clear favorite. In July 1939, Congress gave the green light for the establishment and construction of the Ogden Air Depot. Hill Field officially opened on 7 November 1940. Hill Field officially became Hill Air Force Base after World War II and continued to store and maintain warplanes during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Today the Air Force Base is still in service, but it also has an Aerospace Museum on site where many people visit each year to learn of its history in Northern Utah.

Name Meaning

1 Lithuanian: nickname from gaidys ‘rooster’.2 Latvian: from a personal name, Gaida, based on the verb gaidīt ‘to wait’.3 Polish and Lithuanian: variant spelling of Gajda .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Agnes Gaida in household of Joseph Gaida, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Agnes Patricia Leritz, "Nevada County Marriages, 1862-1993"
  • Agnes Patricia Leritz, "Nevada County Marriages, 1862-1993"

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