Gertrude Quimby

28 August 1901–3 July 2007 (Age 105)
New York City, New York, United States

The Life of Gertrude

When Gertrude Quimby was born on 28 August 1901, in New York City, New York, United States, her father, Leone Francis Quimby, was 29 and her mother, Mabel Frances Colligan, was 35. She had at least 1 daughter with Langdon Foster Farwell. She lived in Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States in 1920. She died on 3 July 2007, in Biddeford, York, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 105, and was buried in Wildwood Cemetery, Winchester, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

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Langdon Foster Farwell
Gertrude Quimby
Marjorie Quimby Farwell

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    Marjorie Quimby Farwell


Parents and Siblings



    Carlyle F Quimby


    Marjorie Quimby



World Events (8)

1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 1

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.
1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World

Age 12

At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.

Age 28

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

English: of uncertain origin; perhaps a variant of Quarmby, a habitational name from a place so called in West Yorkshire.

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

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Sources (1)

  • Gertrude Quimby in household of Leone F Quimby, "United States Census, 1920"

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