Louis Gerdes

19 June 1891–25 June 1985 (Age 94)
Lafe, Greene, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Louis

When Louis Gerdes was born on 19 June 1891, in Lafe, Greene, Arkansas, United States, his father, August Peter Henry Gerdes, was 25 and his mother, Louise W. M. Kappelmann, was 21. He married Ollie Pearl Brown in 1922, in Greene, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Breckenridge Township, Greene, Arkansas, United States for about 20 years and Knob Township, Clay, Arkansas, United States in 1940. He died on 25 June 1985, in Lafe, Greene, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Greene County Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Paragould, Greene, Arkansas, United States.

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Louis Gerdes
Ollie Pearl Brown
Marriage: 1922
Marion Gerdes
Edward Grayson Gerdes
Cloyce Lee Gerdes

Spouse and Children


    Ollie Pearl Brown


Greene, Arkansas, United States


    Marion Gerdes


    Edward Grayson Gerdes


    Cloyce Lee Gerdes


Parents and Siblings






    Oswald Henry Fred Gerdes


    Ida Gerdes


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

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.
1904 · William H. Fuller Grows 70 Acres of Rice

Age 13

Rice is one Arkansas leading crops, in 1904 William H. Fuller planted 70 acres of rice, this act is what started the making rice the leading crop in Arkansas.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 25

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

North German: patronymic from the personal name Gerd, reduced form of Gerhardt .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Louis Girdes in household of August Girdes, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Louis Gerdis in household of Aug P H Gerdis, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Louis Gerdes in household of August Gerdes, "United States Census, 1910"

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