Gertrude T. Summerlin

6 August 1900–13 December 1978 (Age 78)
Haralson, Georgia, United States

The Life of Gertrude T.

When Gertrude T. Summerlin was born on 6 August 1900, in Haralson, Georgia, United States, her father, Warner W. Summerlin, was 32 and her mother, Dicey Louanna Posey, was 27. She married Ralph Lee Griffith about 1918, in Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 13 December 1978, in Georgia, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Buchanan City Cemetery, Buchanan, Haralson, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ralph Lee Griffith
Gertrude T. Summerlin
Marriage: about 1918
Warner McDonald Griffith
Jaunita Griffith
Blanche W. Griffith
James Robert Griffith
Harold Jefferson Griffith
Henry Wilson Griffith
Kenneth Lee Griffith

Spouse and Children

about 1918
Georgia, United States


    Warner McDonald Griffith



    Jaunita Griffith


    Blanche W. Griffith


    Harold Jefferson Griffith


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1906 · The Atlanta Race Riot

Age 6

The Atlanta Race Riot of 1906 occurred on the evening of September 22 through September 24. A newspaper reported the rapes of four white women by African American men. Fueled by pre-existing racial tensions, these reports enraged white men who then arranged gangs to attack African American men. Over the next few days, several thousand white men joined in and in the end, 26 people were killed and many were injured.
1922 · Women Granted the Right to Vote

Age 22

The 19th Amendment, which allowed women the right to vote, was passed and became federal law on August 26, 1920. Georgia law prevented women from voting until 1922. The amendment wasn’t officially ratified until 1970.

Name Meaning

1 German: diminutive of Summer 5.2 English (Bedfordshire): unexplained.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Gertrude Griffith in household of Ralph Griffith, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Gertrude Griffith in household of Ralph L Griffith, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Gertrude Griffith in household of Ralph L Griffith, "United States Census, 1940"

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