Magda Giroud

21 July 1894–August 1980 (Age 86)
Bremen, Bremen, Germany

The Life of Magda

Magda Giroud was born on 21 July 1894, in Bremen, Bremen, Germany as the daughter of C. W. Hoecker. She married Herbert August Burgtorf on 26 June 1930, in Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States. She died in August 1980, in Woodbury, Oyster Bay, Nassau, New York, United States, at the age of 86.

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Family Time Line

Herbert August Burgtorf
Magda Giroud
Marriage: 26 June 1930

Spouse and Children

26 June 1930
Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

Parents and Siblings

    C. W. Hoecker




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

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.
1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World

Age 19

At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.

Age 23

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

French: variant of Géroux ( see Gerou ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Magda Giroud, "New York, Southern District, U.S District Court Naturalization Records, 1824-1946"
  • Magda Burgtorf or Giroud, "New York, Southern District, U.S District Court Naturalization Records, 1824-1946"
  • 1930 - Magda Giroud, "New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957"

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