Maude Valentine Gurney

14 February 1888–19 September 1953 (Age 65)
Earlville, Hamilton, Madison, New York, United States

The Life of Maude Valentine

When Maude Valentine Gurney was born on 14 February 1888, in Earlville, Hamilton, Madison, New York, United States, her father, Stephen P. Gurney, was 40 and her mother, DeEtta J. Todd, was 40. She married Phineas Arthur Gates on 26 September 1917, in Madison, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Onondaga, New York, United States in 1920 and DeWitt, Onondaga, New York, United States in 1925. She died on 19 September 1953, in Syracuse, Onondaga, New York, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Syracuse, Onondaga, New York, United States.

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Phineas Arthur Gates
Maude Valentine Gurney
Marriage: 26 September 1917
Mary Elizabeth Gates

Spouse and Children

26 September 1917
Madison, New York, United States


    Mary Elizabeth Gates


Parents and Siblings

    Stephen P. Gurney


    DeEtta J. Todd




World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 2

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 18

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.

Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of various places in France named Gournay, notably Gournay-en-Brai in Seine-Maritime.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Maud V Gates in household of Phineas Gates, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Maude V Gates in household of Phineas Arthur Gates, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Maud Gurney in household of S Gurney, "United States Census, 1900"

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