Gertrude Addink

1911–2004 (Age 92)
Doon, Lyon, Iowa, United States

The Life of Gertrude

When Gertrude Addink was born on 13 February 1911, in Doon, Lyon, Iowa, United States, her father, Jan Willem Addink, was 24 and her mother, Jennie Lammers, was 22. She lived in Alton, Sioux, Iowa, United States in 1925 and Center Township, Sioux, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. She died on 20 January 2004, in Sioux Center, Sioux, Iowa, United States, at the age of 92.

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Gertrude Addink
Johannes De Groot

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World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 1

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 2

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 26

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

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Gertrude Addink DeGroot

Gertrude (Addink) DeGroot, 92, of Sioux Center died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2004, at Sioux Center Community Nursing Facility. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at First Christian Reformed Church in Sioux …

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Sources (3)

  • Gertrude Addink, "Iowa State Census, 1915"
  • Gertrude Addink, "Iowa State Census, 1915"
  • Gertrude Addink in household of Herman J Addink, "United States Census, 1930"

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