Gertrude Helen Tovey

24 May 1916–6 September 2010 (Age 94)
Germfask, Schoolcraft, Michigan, United States

The Life of Gertrude Helen

When Gertrude Helen Tovey was born on 24 May 1916, in Germfask, Schoolcraft, Michigan, United States, her father, Edward Joseph Tovey, was 53 and her mother, Margaret Jane Smith, was 42. She married Albert Boyd on 15 April 1939, in Engadine, Garfield Township, Mackinac, Michigan Territory, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Germfask Township, Schoolcraft, Michigan, United States in 1940. She died on 6 September 2010, in Manistique, Schoolcraft, Michigan, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Schoolcraft, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Albert Boyd
Gertrude Helen Tovey
Marriage: 15 April 1939
James Boyd
Rita Boyd

Spouse and Children

15 April 1939
Engadine, Garfield Township, Mackinac, Michigan Territory, United States


    James Boyd



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+9 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1917 · Joining the First World War

Age 1

Starting with the sinking of the RMS Lusitania, which killed 128 American citizens, and many other conflicts with trade from Germany. Congress held a special meeting that resulted in The United States declaring war on Germany. Formally entering the First World War.

Age 25

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: from the Old Norse personal name Tófi, a reduced form of any of various compound names formed with þórr, name of the Norse god of thunder ( see Thor ), + a second element beginning with f or v, for example valdr ‘rule’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Gertrude H Boyd in household of Albert W Boyd, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Gertrude H Tovey in household of Margaret J Tovey, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Gertrude Tovey in household of Edward Tovey, "United States Census, 1920"

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