Gertrude May Howdle

1874–4 September 1935 (Age 61)
Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Gertrude May

When Gertrude May Howdle was born in 1874, in Wisconsin, United States, her father, John Thomas Howdle, was 33 and her mother, Alice E Reed, was 30. She lived in Cass, Iowa, United States in 1895 and Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States for about 20 years. She died on 4 September 1935, in California, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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John Thomas Howdle
Alice E Reed
Frank Reed Howdle
Hylinda Caroline Howdle
Hannah Clayton Howdle
Gertrude May Howdle
William Charles Howdle
Harry Bates Howdle
Ella J Howdle

Parents and Siblings

    John Thomas Howdle


    Alice E Reed




    Frank Reed Howdle


    Hylinda Caroline Howdle


    Hannah Clayton Howdle




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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

Age 9

A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 17

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.

Name Meaning

English: altered spelling of Bowdell, which is of unexplained origin. This spelling is now rare in England.

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

Sources (3)

  • Gertrude Howdle in household of John Howdle, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Gertrude Howdle in household of Frank Howdle, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Gertrude N Howdle, "United States Census, 1930"

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