Gertrude Weinberg

2 May 1908–27 November 2003 (Age 95)
Queens, New York City, New York, United States

The Life of Gertrude

Gertrude Weinberg was born on 2 May 1908, in Queens, New York City, New York, United States as the daughter of Sam W Weinberg and Rebecca Becker. She had at least 1 son with Louis Lerner. She lived in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States for about 10 years and Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States for about 5 years. She died on 27 November 2003, in Queens, New York City, New York, United States, at the age of 95.

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Louis Lerner
Gertrude Weinberg
Harold Lerner

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Parents and Siblings

    Sam W Weinberg


    Rebecca Becker




    Harry Weinberg


    Solomon Weinberg


    Reuben Weinberg



World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World

Age 5

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.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 27

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

1 German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from a place called Weinberg or Weinberge, of which there are numerous examples, especially in Austria and Bavaria.2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Wein ‘wine’ + Berg ‘mountain’, ‘hill’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Gertrude Weinberg in household of Sam W Weinberg, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Gertrude Lerner in household of Louis Lerner, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Gertrude W Lerner in household of Louis Lerner, "United States Census, 1930"

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