Gretchen Nellie Osgood

21 August 1895–June 1973 (Age 77)
New York, United States

The Life Summary of Gretchen Nellie

When Gretchen Nellie Osgood was born on 21 August 1895, in New York, United States, her father, George William Osgood, was 30 and her mother, Lillian Lucinda Newton, was 22. She married George L Rodman Jr on 28 August 1915, in Chautauqua, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Ellery, Chautauqua, New York, United States in 1905 and Syracuse, Onondaga, New York, United States in 1930. She died in June 1973, in Jamestown, Chautauqua, New York, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Lakewood, Busti, Chautauqua, New York, United States.

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George L Rodman Jr
Gretchen Nellie Osgood
Marriage: 28 August 1915
Alice Elva Rodman

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 August 1915Chautauqua, New York, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 1
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
    1898 · War with the Spanish
    Age 3
    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
    Age 21
    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

    Name Meaning

    English (southern): from the late Old English personal name Ōsgod, Ōsgot, an Anglicized form of Old Norse Ásgautr, Asgot, from áss ‘god’ + Gautr a Continental tribal name.Jewish: adoption of the name in 1 above in place of some similar (like-sounding) Ashkenazic surname.

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

    Sources (12)

    • Gretchan Greenway in household of Gerald Greenway, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Nellie Gretchen Osgood Rodman in entry for Gerald Lancelot Greenaway, "New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936"
    • Gretchen Osgood, "New York State Census, 1905"

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