Gertrude BENNER

1894–1978 (Age 84)
of, Hancock, Ohio

The Life of Gertrude

Gertrude BENNER was born in 1894 as the daughter of Brice Bennett Bright. She lived in Madison Township, Hancock, Ohio, United States in 1920. She died about 12 April 1978, at the age of 84.

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Brice Bennett Bright
1865–
Gertrude BENNER
1894–1978

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    Brice Bennett Bright

    Male1865–Male

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

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 4

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 22

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

1 South German: occupational name for a basket and bassinet maker, from an agent derivative of Middle High German benne ‘work basket’, ‘bassinet’, ‘cradle’.2 In some cases probably an altered spelling of German Bender .3 English (East Midlands): possibly a variant of Bender .

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

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