Gertie Ware

3 March 1947–28 September 2003 (Age 56)
Crockett, Texas, United States

The Life of Gertie

Gertie Ware was born on 3 March 1947, in Crockett, Texas, United States as the daughter of Jordin Ware and Eljane McKnight. She died on 28 September 2003, in Humble, Harris, Texas, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Houston, Harris, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry McKnight
1946–
Gertie Ware
1947–2003

Spouse and Children

    Henry McKnight

    Male1946–Male

    Female1947–2003Female

Parents and Siblings

    Jordin Ware

    Male1852–1926Male

    Eljane McKnight

    FemaleFemale

siblings

(2)

    Female1947–2003Female

    Jordan Ware

    MaleMale

World Events (3)

1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

Age 1

The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.
1949 · 1950s Texas Drought

Age 2

One of most intense, costly, and devastating droughts ever recorded in the state of Texas. The entire state was in a state of drought by the summer of 1951. Less than 30-50% of the normal rainfall was received during this period. The state was plagued with dust storms similar to those from the infamous Dust Bowl. The drought ended in a destructive manner throughout 1957; storms, hail, tornadoes, and deadly floods.
1949 · NATO is Established

Age 2

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is an alliance between 29 North American and European countries. The agreement of the alliance is to help defend each other if attacked by an external country. The last country to enter was Montenegro in 2017.

Name Meaning

English:1. topographic name for someone who lived by a dam or weir on a river (Old English wær, wer), or a habitational name from a place named with this word, such as Ware in Hertfordshire. 2. nickname for a cautious person, from Middle English war(e) ‘wary’, ‘prudent’ (Old English (ge)wær).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • Gertie Mae Ware McKnight, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Gertie Mae Ware in entry for Joycelyn Dona Mcknight, "Texas, Birth Index, 1903-1997"

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