Gertrude Kiel

30 June 1895–14 August 1960 (Age 65)
Michigan, United States

The Life Summary of Gertrude

When Gertrude Kiel was born on 30 June 1895, in Michigan, United States, her father, John Heynrich Kiel, was 33 and her mother, Brunhielde Elizabeth Lizzie Flusher, was 34. She married Daniel Leroy Baxter on 23 August 1920, in Hart, Oceana, Michigan, United States. She lived in Claybanks Township, Oceana, Michigan, United States in 1900 and Grant Township, Oceana, Michigan, United States for about 20 years. She died on 14 August 1960, in Traverse City, Grand Traverse, Michigan, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Rothbury, Oceana, Michigan, United States.

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Daniel Leroy Baxter
Gertrude Kiel
Marriage: 23 August 1920

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 August 1920Hart, Oceana, Michigan, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 1
    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.
    1903 · Ford Motor Company
    Age 8
    "Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."
    1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment
    Age 18
    The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

    Name Meaning

    1 German (common in the north of Germany and around Hamburg): in some cases probably a habitational name from the city of Kiel in Schleswig-Holstein, but more likely a topographic name for someone living by a long narrow bay or area of sheltered water, from Middle Low German kil ‘wedge’, the word from which the city derives its name. Alternatively, it may be from the same word applied as a nickname to denote a crude person.2 North German: possibly an occupational name for a ship's captain, short for Low German Kilmester (Middle Low German kil ‘keel’, ‘boat’ + mester ‘master’, ‘skipper’). Kilmester is attested as a surname near Rostock in the 13th century.3 German: from a pet form of the personal name Kilian .

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

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    Sources (7)

    • Gertrude Kiel in household of John Kiel, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Gertrude Baxter in household of John H Kiel, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Gertie Kiel in household of John H Kiel, "United States Census, 1910"

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