Gertrude Astor Morris

10 December 1912–4 February 1995 (Age 82)
Roanoke, Virginia, United States

The Life of Gertrude Astor

When Gertrude Astor Morris was born on 10 December 1912, in Roanoke, Virginia, United States, her father, John Olvin Morris, was 31 and her mother, Maggie Myrtle Ferguson, was 21. She married Charlie Edward Garst on 9 December 1929, in Roanoke, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. She lived in Cave Spring, Roanoke, Virginia, United States for about 10 years and Cave Spring District, Roanoke, Virginia, United States in 1940. She died on 4 February 1995, in Wilmington, New Hanover, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Big Lick, Roanoke, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charlie Edward Garst
Gertrude Astor Morris
Marriage: 9 December 1929
Charles Rudolph Garst
Edward Morris Garst
Keith Tate Garst
Gary Lee Garst

Spouse and Children

9 December 1929
Roanoke, Virginia, United States


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World Events (8)

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.
1917 · Camp Lee Training Facility

Age 5

Camp Lee was the sight of where Europeans first came face to face with the Powhatan Confederation. Than during the Civil War  the Union forces used it as a surprise attack and blocked Lee’s army from the supply base. When World War II started Fort Lee became Camp Lee and was used as a training facility.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 23

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: from Maurice, an Old French personal name introduced to Britain by the Normans, Latin Mauritius, a derivative of Maurus ( see Moore ). This was the name of several early Christian saints. In some cases it may be a nickname of the same derivation for someone with a swarthy complexion.2 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Muirghis, a variant of Ó Muirgheasa ( see Morrissey ).3 Welsh: Anglicized form of the Welsh personal name Meurig (from Latin Mauritius), which was gradually superseded in Wales by Morus, Morys, a derivative of the Anglo-Norman French form of the name (see 1).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Girtrude Morris in household of Thon Oty Morris, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Gertrude Garst in household of Charles E Garst, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Gertrude Garst in household of Sarah Garst, "United States Census, 1930"

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