Gertrude Vanessa Terwilliger Horner

19 January 1916–26 December 2006 (Age 90)
Eau Claire, Butler, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Gertrude Vanessa

When Gertrude Vanessa Terwilliger Horner was born on 19 January 1916, in Eau Claire, Butler, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Roy Cleveland Terwilliger, was 26 and her mother, Mildred F Elder Terwilliger, was 20. She had at least 1 daughter with Wayne V Horner. She lived in Butler, Pennsylvania, United States in 1935 and Hovey Township, Armstrong, Pennsylvania, United States for about 65 years. She died on 26 December 2006, in Chicora, Butler, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Perryville, Perry Township, Clarion, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Wayne V Horner
Gertrude Vanessa Terwilliger Horner
Dorothy Horner

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    Dorothy Horner


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World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1917 · Joining the First World War

Age 1

Starting with the sinking of the RMS Lusitania, which killed 128 American citizens, and many other conflicts with trade from Germany. Congress held a special meeting that resulted in The United States declaring war on Germany. Formally entering the First World War.

Age 25

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Of Dutch origin: possibly a habitational name meaning ‘at William's’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Gertrude Horner in household of Wayne Horner, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Gertrude Terwilliger in household of Roy Terwilliger, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Gertrude V Terwilliger in household of Roy C Terwilliger, "United States Census, 1920"

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