Gertrude Lalah Hitt

29 December 1893–30 November 1949 (Age 55)
Columbia Township, Jackson, Michigan, United States

The Life of Gertrude Lalah

When Gertrude Lalah Hitt was born on 29 December 1893, in Columbia Township, Jackson, Michigan, United States, her father, Elmer Gordon Hitt Sr., was 33 and her mother, Gertrude Lucille Pierce, was 20. She married J D Preston on 28 November 1914. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Liberty, Jackson, Michigan, United States in 1920 and Jackson, Jackson, Michigan, United States for about 10 years. She died on 30 November 1949, in Clarklake, Jackson, Michigan, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Clark Lake Cemetery, Clarklake, Jackson, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

J D Preston
Gertrude Lalah Hitt
Marriage: 28 November 1914
Gordon Harvey Preston
Marion Elizabeth Preston
Francis Jean Preston
Lloyd Collin Preston
James Dean Preston

Spouse and Children

28 November 1914


Parents and Siblings

    Elmer Gordon Hitt Sr.


    Gertrude Lucille Pierce





    Gordon Earl Hitt


    Louise M Hitt


    Louise Hitt


World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

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 10

"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."
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 15

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Name Meaning

1 Americanized form of German Hütt ( see Huett ).2 German: occupational name in Westphalia for a goat dealer, from dialect hitte ‘goat’.3 English (Devon): unexplained.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Gertrude Preston in household of J D Preston, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Gertrude Preston in household of J D Preston, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Gertrude L Preston in household of Jay D Preston, "United States Census, 1930"

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