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
Elmer A. Empfield
Marriage: 18 April 1906
George Grant Empfield
Mildred Empfield
Russell J Empfield
Elnora Leona Empfield

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


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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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