Catherine J True

26 November 1893–21 August 1974 (Age 80)
Rochester, Monroe, New York, United States

The Life of Catherine J

Catherine J True was born on 26 November 1893, in Rochester, Monroe, New York, United States as the daughter of Julius True and Mary Linden. She married Newell Girard Bacheldor on 31 May 1917. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Akron, Summit, Ohio, United States for about 48 years. In 1917, at the age of 23, her occupation is listed as tailoress. She died on 21 August 1974, in Summit, Ohio, United States, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

Newell Girard Bacheldor
Catherine J True
Marriage: 31 May 1917
Phyllis Bacheldor

Spouse and Children

31 May 1917


Parents and Siblings

    Julius True


    Mary Linden




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 5

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.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 23

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Trow , mainly of 1.

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

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Story Highlight

Aunt Kitty

Catherine J. True was my great-aunt Kitty. The only real memory I have of her is when she came to visit us in Rochester from her home in Akron Ohio in the 1960's. I was in high school. Aunt Kitty a …

Sources (3)

  • Katherine Bacheldor in household of Newell Bacheldor, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Catherine J True, "New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936"
  • Bacheldor in entry for Phyllis M Hardenstein, "Ohio Death Index, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007"

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