Gertrude Oderkirk

17 March 1892–27 July 1984 (Age 92)
Ridgeway, Ridgeway, Orleans, New York, United States

The Life of Gertrude

When Gertrude Oderkirk was born on 17 March 1892, in Ridgeway, Ridgeway, Orleans, New York, United States, her father, Edgar Oderkirk, was 22 and her mother, Mary Custance, was 22. She married George Nelson Flynn on 30 November 1916, in Ridgeway, Ridgeway, Orleans, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 27 July 1984, at the age of 92.

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George Nelson Flynn
Gertrude Oderkirk
Marriage: 30 November 1916
Robert George Flynn
Richard Edward Flynn
Erma Ella Flynn
Gordon Edward Flynn
George Nelson Flynn

Spouse and Children

30 November 1916
Ridgeway, Ridgeway, Orleans, New York, United States


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 6

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.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 24

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.

Name Meaning

Dutch (also Oudekerk): topographic name for someone living by the ‘old church’.

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

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