Gertrude Wetherby Trowbridge

1877–1953 (Age 75)
Port Henry, Moriah, Essex, New York, United States

The Life of Gertrude Wetherby

When Gertrude Wetherby Trowbridge was born on 1 November 1877, in Port Henry, Moriah, Essex, New York, United States, her father, Thomas Samuel Trowbridge Jr., was 29 and her mother, Henrietta Pierce, was 23. She married Almond Christopher Anderson on 25 December 1900, in Wright, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Vernon Township, Wright, Iowa, United States for about 20 years and Belmond, Wright, Iowa, United States in 1925. She died on 12 September 1953, in Dows, Wright, Iowa, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Dows, Wright, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Gertrude Wetherby Trowbridge
Almond Christopher Anderson
Marriage: 25 December 1900
Harmon Trowbridge Anderson
Ruth Isabel Anderson
Paul Harold Anderson
Lucretia Mary Anderson
Russell Thomas Anderson
Lyle Pearce Anderson

Spouse & Children

25 December 1900
Wright, Iowa, United States


  • Harmon Trowbridge Anderson


  • Female1903–1997Female

  • Male1906–1973Male

  • Lucretia Mary Anderson


  • Russell Thomas Anderson


+1 More Child

Parents & Siblings

  • Thomas Samuel Trowbridge Jr.


  • Henrietta Pierce




World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 7

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 21

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.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Trowbridge in Wiltshire, named from Old English trēow ‘tree’ + brycg ‘bridge’; the name probably referred to a felled trunk serving as a rough-and-ready bridge.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Gertrude Anderson, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Gertrude Anderson in household of Almond C Anderson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Gertrude Trowbridge in household of Thos Trowbridge, "United States Census, 1900"

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