Gertrude Larson

Female15 February 1902–6 February 2001

Brief Life History of Gertrude

When Gertrude Larson was born on 15 February 1902, in Erie, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Gustaf Larsson, was 29 and her mother, Josephina Bernhardine Andersdotter, was 27. She married Frederick John Kraft or Leiter in 1937. She lived in Detroit Ward 22, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1940 and Saegertown, Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. She died on 6 February 2001, in Erie, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 98, and was buried in Lakeside Cemetery, Erie, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Frederick John Kraft or Leiter
1907–1982
Gertrude Larson
1902–2001
Marriage: 1937

Sources (10)

  • Gerturde Kraft, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Gertrude H Kraft, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, Births, and Marriages 1980-2014"
  • Gertrude H. Larson Kraft, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1937
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)

    1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

    Age 1

    A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

    1904 · Belle Isle Aquarium

    Age 2

    The Belle Isle Aquarium is a public aquarium located in Belle Isle Park in Detroit. It opened on August 18, 1904, and was the oldest continually operating public aquarium in North America when it closed on April 3, 2005. The aquarium reopened to the public on August 18, 2012, and is now run entirely by volunteers

    1928 · The Detroit Zoo

    Age 26

    "The Detroit Zoological Society was founded in 1911, but the zoo didn't officially open until August 1, 1928. At the opening ceremony, Mayor John C. Nagel was to speak to the gathered crowd. Arriving late, Nagel parked his car behind the bear dens and as he came rushing around the front. A polar bear leaped from the moat in the den and stood directly in front of Nagel. Unaware how precarious his situation was, Nagel stuck out his hand and walked toward the polar bear joking, """"He's the reception committee. The Detroit Zoo was the first zoo in America with cage-less exhibits and the first zoo to no longer keep elephants because of the harsh winters causing psychological stress on them."

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Lars, Nels, Nils, Helmer, Lennart, Selmer, Sven, Iver, Thor, Alf, Erland.

    Americanized form (and a rare Swedish variant) of Swedish Larsson .

    Americanized form of Danish, Norwegian, and North German Larsen and Larssen, cognates of 1.

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

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