Gertrude Ellen Brereton

6 June 1904–8 January 1981 (Age 76)
Provo, Utah, Utah, United States

The Life of Gertrude Ellen

When Gertrude Ellen Brereton was born on 6 June 1904, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, her father, Richard Eugene Brereton, was 24 and her mother, Amalia Olsen, was 23. She married Howard Damon Smith on 14 April 1922, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Springville Election Precinct, Utah, Utah, United States in 1940 and World in 1950. She died on 8 January 1981, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Howard Damon Smith
1901–1992
Gertrude Ellen Brereton
1904–1981
Marriage: 14 April 1922
Donald Eugene Smith
1922–1958
Norman George Smith
1924–2009
Melba Smith
1926–2019
Howard Jerry Smith
1937–2002

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
14 April 1922
Provo, Utah, Utah, United States
children

(4)

    Male1922–1958Male

    Norman George Smith

    Male1924–2009Male

    Melba Smith

    Female1926–2019Female

    Howard Jerry Smith

    Male1937–2002Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1909 · Pioneer Park Opens

Age 5

A monument honoring the Provo pioneers and Indian war veterans was dedicated on July 24, 1909, as Pioneer Park opened to the public.
1927

Age 23

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places called Brereton, in Cheshire and Staffordshire. The former is named with Old English brǣr, brēr ‘briar’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’; the latter originally had as its final element Old English dūn ‘hill’.

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

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Story Highlight

The childhood of Mary Elizabeth Brereton

Mary Elizabeth was called Beth, Betsy or Betty. She was a sickly child who did not like to eat. Molly would butter and jelly bread and cut it into tiny squares (like little cakes) to trick her into …

Sources (3)

  • Gertrude Ellen Brereton Spendlove in household of Orville B Spendlove, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Gertrude Ellen Brereton Smith in household of Howard Damon Smith, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Gertrude Ellen Brereton Smith in household of Howard Damon Smith, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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