Gertrude Schrader

Brief Life History of Gertrude

When Gertrude Schrader was born on 20 September 1904, in Johnstown, Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, William Schrader Sr., was 37 and her mother, Lena Catherine Tom, was 34. She married Virgil Emerson Shaffer in 1929, in United States. She lived in Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States in 1910 and Geistown, Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. She died on 8 December 1945, in Johnstown, Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 41, and was buried in Grandview Cemetery, Southmont, Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Virgil Emerson Shaffer
1903–1951
Gertrude Schrader
1904–1945
Marriage: 1929

Sources (4)

  • Gertrude Schrader in household of William Schrader, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Gertrude Shaffer, "BillionGraves Index"
  • Gertrude Shaffer in household of Agnes Schrader, "United States Census, 1940"

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World Events (8)

1905 · The Movie Theater

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1906 · Saving Food Labels

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1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

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Name Meaning

North German (also Schräder): occupational name for a tailor, Middle Low German schrāder. Compare Schraeder , Shrader , Shrawder , and Srader .

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

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