Gilbertina Trimmer

1875–1921 (Age 45)
Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States

The Life of Gilbertina

When Gilbertina Trimmer was born in May 1875, in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States, her father, Walter Trimmer, was 27 and her mother, Gilbertina Smallman, was 28. She married William Lawrence Conley on 31 May 1893, in New York City, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. She died on 6 April 1921, in Queens, New York, United States, at the age of 45.

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William Lawrence Conley
Gilbertina Trimmer
Marriage: 31 May 1893
William Walter Conley
Eliza Conley
Marion L. Conley
Gilbertine Alice Conley
Grace Anetta Conley
Florence Edith Conley

Spouse and Children

31 May 1893
New York City, New York, United States


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+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1876 · The Battle of Little Bighorn

Age 1

An armed conflict between the Lakota, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapaho tribes and the 7th Cavalry of the US Army. The battle was the most significant action of the Great Sioux War of 1876.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 15

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name, probably for a trimmer of cloth. The verb trim is not attested in its modern sense before the early 16th century, but the surname form William le Trymmere is found in the 14th century, and this seems to be continuous with Old English trymian, trymman ‘to strengthen or confirm’ (from trum ‘strong’, ‘firm’).

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

Sources (3)

  • Gelbertina Trimmer in household of Walter Trimmer, "New York State Census, 1875"
  • Gilbertina Trimmer in household of Walter Trimmer, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Gilbertina Conley in household of Charlotte Shapiro, "New York State Census, 1905"

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