Mrs Gertrude Whaley

1918–2009 (Age 91)
Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Gertrude

Mrs Gertrude Whaley was born in 1918, in Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States. She died in 2009, in New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 91.

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World Events (3)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 0

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1945 · German U-Boats Surrender at Portsmouth

Age 27

Starting on May 15, 1945, four German U-Boats surrendered at Portsmouth, New Hampshire after being captured by Allied forces.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Whaley in Derbyshire, Whalley in Lancashire, or Whaley Bridge in Derbyshire (formerly in Cheshire). The first is probably named with Old English wælla ‘spring’, ‘stream’ + lēah ‘(woodland) clearing’. The second has as the first element Old English hwæl ‘round hill’, and the last has Old English weg ‘path’, ‘road’ as the first element, the second element in both cases also being lēah.

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

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