Gertrude Jenkin

26 November 1924–30 September 1991 (Age 66)
Houghton, Houghton, Michigan, United States

The Life of Gertrude

When Gertrude Jenkin was born on 26 November 1924, in Houghton, Houghton, Michigan, United States, her father, Samuel Henry Jenkin, was 43 and her mother, Ethel May Barratt, was 30. She lived in Portage Township, Houghton, Michigan, United States in 1940 and Pontiac, Oakland, Michigan, United States in 1991. She died on 30 September 1991, in Hancock, Houghton, Michigan, United States, at the age of 66.

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World Events (8)


Age 3

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Age 5

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.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 18

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

Name Meaning

English (chiefly Devon): from the Middle English personal name Jenkin, a pet form of John with the addition of the suffix -kin (of Low German origin).

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

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  • Gertrude Jenkins in household of Samuel H Jenkins, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Gertrude Jenkin in household of Samuel Jenkin, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Gertrude Zagar, "Michigan Death Index, 1971-1996"

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