Gertrude Lord

1885–1978 (Age 92)
Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Gertrude

When Gertrude Lord was born on 28 November 1885, in Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, William Asberry Lord, was 26 and her mother, Ida Emily Alexander, was 22. She married Elmer A. Empfield on 18 April 1906, in Belsano, Blacklick Township, Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Pike Township, Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900 and Blacklick Township, Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States for about 30 years. She died on 9 February 1978, in Johnstown, Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Edwards Memorial Cemetery, Belsano, Blacklick Township, Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Gertrude Lord
1885–1978
Elmer A. Empfield
1885–1975
Marriage: 18 April 1906
George Grant Empfield
1906–1977
Mildred Empfield
1908–1995
Russell J Empfield
1910–1914
Elnora Leona Empfield
1919–1994

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
18 April 1906
Belsano, Blacklick Township, Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States
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1886

Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 20

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 25

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname from the vocabulary word lord, presumably for someone who behaved in a lordly manner, or perhaps one who had earned the title in some contest of skill or had played the part of the ‘Lord of Misrule’ in the Yuletide festivities.It may also have been an occupational name for a servant in the household of the lord of the manor, or possibly a status name for a landlord or the lord of the manor himself. The word itself derives from Old English hlāford, earlier hlāf-weard, literally ‘loaf-keeper’, since the lord or chief of a clan was responsible for providing food for his dependants.2 Irish: English name adopted as a translation of the main element of Gaelic Ó Tighearnaigh ( see Tierney ) and Mac Thighearnáin ( see McKiernan ).3 French: nickname from Old French l’ord ‘the dirty one’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Gertrude Empfield in household of Elmer Empfield, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Gertrude Emphfield in household of Elmer Emphfield, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Gertrude Enfield in household of Elmer Enfield, "United States Census, 1920"

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