Gertrude Louisa Torr

Female12 December 1878–10 November 1944

Brief Life History of Gertrude Louisa

When Gertrude Louisa Torr was born on 12 December 1878, in England, United Kingdom, her father, William Edward Torr, was 27 and her mother, Julia Elizabeth Holmes, was 23. She married Cecil Frederick Joy Holmes in 1912, in Wirral, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Eastham, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom for about 31 years. She died on 10 November 1944, at the age of 65, and was buried in Chagford, Devon, England, United Kingdom.

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Cecil Frederick Joy Holmes
Gertrude Louisa Torr
Marriage: 1912
Miss Mary Holmes
Mr Charles Holmes

Sources (10)

  • Gertrude S Torr in household of William E Rev Torr, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Gertrude Louisa Torr, "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008"
  • Gertrude L Torr, "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1912Wirral, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)

    1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

    Age 2

    School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.


    Age 6

    Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

    1904 · The Entente Cordiale

    Age 26

    The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

    Name Meaning


    from Middle English tor(re) ‘rocky peak, hill’ (Old English torr). The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived on or by a hill, or toponymic, from a place so named, such as Torre, the earlier name of Torquay (Devon). The element is especially common in placenames in southwestern England, particularly Devon, but it is occasionally found in other English regions, such as Sussex and Derbyshire.

    nickname for someone thought to resemble a bull, from Old French tor (from Latin taurus).

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

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