Gerta Aurora Crumpler

Brief Life History of Gerta Aurora

When Gerta Aurora Crumpler was born on 17 July 1897, in Sampson, North Carolina, United States, her father, Thomas W Crumpler, was 42 and her mother, Susanah Crumpler, was 37. She lived in Honeycutts Township, Sampson, North Carolina, United States for about 40 years. She died on 6 August 1986, in Clinton, Sampson, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Clinton, Sampson, North Carolina, United States.

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Thomas W Crumpler
Susanah Crumpler
Thomas Webster Crumpler
Berta Ester Crumpler
Gerta Aurora Crumpler
Hubert DeWitt Crumpler

Sources (13)

  • Gerta A Crumpler, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Berta Crumpler, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Gerta Aurora Crumpler, "North Carolina Deaths and Burials, 1898-1994"

World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

1918 · Fort Bragg Established

Named after Confederate General Braxton Bragg, Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina was established on September 4, 1918. It was used as one of three training camps used during WWI.

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

English (Dorset): perhaps an agent noun derived from Middle English crumplen, cromplen, crimplen ‘to put creases in, twist or curl; plait’.

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

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