Gertrude Toyne

1919–2013 (Age 93)
Carroll, Iowa, United States

The Life of Gertrude

When Gertrude Toyne was born on 27 November 1919, in Carroll, Iowa, United States, her father, Warren D. Toyne, was 26 and her mother, Edith E. Blackley, was 24. She lived in Clarinda, Page, Iowa, United States in 1930 and Nodaway Township, Page, Iowa, United States in 1940. She died on 14 May 2013, in Euclid, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Mentor, Lake, Ohio, United States.

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Gertrude Toyne
1919–2013
Waco Ernest Kendrick
1916–1966

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1920

Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

Age 3

The Karlowa Radio Corporation, in Davenport, was issued a new license for broadcasting and with it they were randomly assigned call letters of WOC. The small studio was the first to reach the Iowa area and was identified as one of 21 stations that were desirable because of coverage area and performance. In September 1927, WOC became a member of the new NBC radio network and still is today. In 1932, Ronald Reagan got his first broadcasting job at WOC as a sportscaster and he returned in 1988 after his presidency tour. WOC is the oldest surviving broadcasting station in the middle Mississippi Valley and was the first to keep logs on their electrical consumption and their on-air programming.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 25

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

English (Lincolnshire): unexplained.

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

Sources (3)

  • Gertrude H Toyne in household of George Wm Toyne, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Gertrude H Toyne in household of Warren D Toyne, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Gertrude Toyne in household of W D Toyne, "Iowa State Census, 1925"

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