Gerald Arlington Symonds

16 June 1895–26 December 1969 (Age 74)
Somerville, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Gerald Arlington

When Gerald Arlington Symonds was born on 16 June 1895, in Somerville, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Charles Fobes Symonds, was 31 and his mother, Albertina F Goodwin, was 17. He married Blanche Evelyn Howard on 19 April 1917, in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States in 1910 and Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States in 1920. He died on 26 December 1969, in Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

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Gerald Arlington Symonds
Blanche Evelyn Howard
Marriage: 19 April 1917
Geraldine Louise Symonds

Spouse and Children

19 April 1917
Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States


    Geraldine Louise Symonds


Parents and Siblings

    Charles Fobes Symonds


    Albertina F Goodwin




    Ralph W Symonds



    Janet Goodwin Symonds


    Mildred S Symonds


World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · Sinking of USS Maine

Age 3

During the Cuban War for Independence, the USS Maine had been sent to Havana to look out for the interests of the United States. On February 15, 1898, at approximately 21:40, an explosion on USS Maine was caused by roughly 5 long tons of powder. The front of the ship was demolished and the remains quickly sunk to the bottom of the ocean. 260 men lost their lives in the explosion itself, with at least six more dying afterwards from related injuries. The event kicked off an atmosphere of contention that would eventually lead to the Spanish-American War.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 21

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Simon , with an excrescent -d.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Gerald L Symonds in household of Chas H Symonds, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Gerald A Symonds, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Gerald A Symonds in household of Charles F Symonds, "United States Census, 1910"

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