Roslie M Gersten


Brief Life History of Roslie M

When Roslie M Gersten was born in 1897, in Illinois, United States, her father, George T Gersten, was 29 and her mother, Louisa A Gersten, was 31. She lived in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States for about 10 years.

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George T Gersten
Louisa A Gersten
George F Gersten
Louis M Gersten
Roslie M Gersten
Gerald T Gersten

Sources (2)

  • Rosalie Gersten in household of Theodore Gersten, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Roslie M Gersten in household of George T Gersten, "United States Census, 1910"

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World Events (8)

1897 · The Union Loop Elevated

Age 0

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. 

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

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.


Age 32

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Jewish Hyman, Baruch, Leib, Mendel, Pnina, Shimon.

German: habitational name from a place near Lingen in East Frisia named Gersten.

German: variant of Gerst .

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

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