Gertrude Chapin

July 1889–14 September 1954 (Age 65)
Michigan, United States

The Life of Gertrude

When Gertrude Chapin was born in July 1889, in Michigan, United States, her father, Addison Stoten Chapin, was 25 and her mother, Bertie Adele Town, was 24. She married Edwin Mauritz Hedstrom in 1900, in Seattle, King, Washington, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Custer, Montana, United States in 1920 and Seattle Election Precinct, King, Washington, United States in 1940. She died on 14 September 1954, in Seattle, King, Washington, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Acacia Memorial Park, Lake Forest Park, King, Washington, United States.

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Edwin Mauritz Hedstrom
Gertrude Chapin
Marriage: 1900
Annabelle Gertrude Hedstrom
Stanley Edwin Hedstrom

Spouse and Children

Seattle, King, Washington, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Addison Stoten Chapin





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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1903 · Ford Motor Company

Age 14

"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."
1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 18

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

Name Meaning

French and Spanish: from a reduced form of French eschapin or Spanish chapín, a term for a light (woman's) shoe; perhaps a nickname for someone who habitually wore this type of footwear or possibly a metonymic occupational name for a shoemaker.

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

Sources (3)

  • Gertrude Chapin in household of Addison Chapin, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Gertrude Chapin in household of Adson Chapin, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Gertrude Chapin in household of Charles H Miller, "United States Census, 1910"

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