Gertrude Washington Blackburn

Brief Life History of Gertrude Washington

Gertrude Washington Blackburn was born on 1 January 1904, in Madison, Alabama, United States as the daughter of William K. Blackburn and Mary L Cobb. She had at least 3 sons and 2 daughters with Richard David Grubbs. She lived in Election Precinct 10 Slough, Limestone, Alabama, United States for about 10 years. She died on 26 October 2000, in Alabama, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Limestone Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Athens, Limestone, Alabama, United States.

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Richard David Grubbs
Gertrude Washington Blackburn
William Harvey Grubbs
Richard Melvin Grubbs
Wayne Elwin Grubbs
Marie Grubbs
Betty Ann Grubbs

Sources (11)

  • Gertrue Grubbs in household of Richard D Grubbs, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Gertrude Washington Blackburn Grubbs, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Gertrude Grubbs in entry for Richard David Grubbs, "Alabama, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

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Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places called Blackburn, but especially the one in Lancashire, so named with Old English blæc ‘dark’ + burna ‘stream’. This surname is found mainly in northern England.

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

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