Gustav Fortran Jr

16 January 1900–2 September 1953 (Age 53)
Binghamton, Broome, New York, United States

The Life of Gustav

When Gustav Fortran Jr was born on 16 January 1900, in Binghamton, Broome, New York, United States, his father, Gustave Fortran, was 32 and his mother, Louise Weber or Walters, was 31. He married Gertrude Grace Wakeman on 21 July 1923, in Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States. He lived in The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States in 1910 and Union, Broome, New York, United States in 1920. He died on 2 September 1953, at the age of 53, and was buried in Johnson City, Broome, New York, United States.

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Gustav Fortran Jr
Gertrude Grace Wakeman
Marriage: 21 July 1923

Spouse and Children


    Gertrude Grace Wakeman


21 July 1923
Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Gustave Fortran


    Louise Weber or Walters




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World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World

Age 13

At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 16

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

Americanized spelling of German Fortmann .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Gustav Fortran, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Gus Fortran in household of Gus V Fortran, "New York State Census, 1905"
  • Gustave Fortrnan in household of Gustave Fortrnan, "United States Census, 1900"

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