Advertisement
Advertisement

Gertrude Folkes (1906 - 1979)

A photo of Gertrude Folkes
Add photo
Gertrude Folkes
1906 - 1979
Born
March 3, 1906
Death
August 1979
Last Known Residence
Bear Lake, Manistee County, Michigan 49614
Summary
Gertrude Folkes was born on March 3, 1906. She died in August 1979 at age 73. We know that Gertrude Folkes had been residing in Bear Lake, Manistee County, Michigan 49614.
Updated: November 2, 2011
ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM
Advertisement
Every life has a story to tell. This collaborative biography is dedicated to tell the story of Gertrude Folkes. Click the to update this introduction with a synopsis or highlights of Gertrude's life.
Show & Tell Her Story
Share your memories, stories, and photos so that Gertrude is always remembered.
Update biography
What's this?

This collaborative biography is for you to show & tell Gertrude's life so that she is always remembered.

Biography
Gertrude Folkes
Most commonly known as
Gertrude Folkes
Full name
Did Gertrude go by other names?
Other names or aliases
Bear Lake, Manistee County, Michigan 49614
Last known residence
Female
Gender
Gertrude Folkes was born on
Birth
Gertrude Folkes died in
Death
Birth
Death
There is no cause of death listed for Gertrude.
Cause of death
Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Gertrude Folkes?
Burial / Funeral
Heritage

Ethnicity & Lineage

What is Gertrude's ethnicity and where did her parents, grandparents & great-grandparents come from?

Nationality & Locations

Where was Gertrude born and where did she live?
Childhood

Education

Did Gertrude finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Gertrude attend?

Religion

Was Gertrude a religious woman?

Baptism

Was Gertrude baptized?
Adulthood

Professions

Share what Gertrude did for a living or if she had a career or profession.

Personal Life

Share highlights of Gertrude's life. Experiences, organizations, & how she spent her time.

Military Service

Did Gertrude serve in the military or did a war or conflict interfere with her life?
Obituary

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Looking for a different Gertrude Folkes?
View other bios of people named Gertrude Folkes
Advertisement
Advertisement
Gertrude's immediate relatives including parents, siblings, partnerships and children in the Folkes family tree.

Gertrude's Family Tree

Parent
Parent
Gertrude Folkes Gertrude Folkes
Partner
Child
Partner
Child
Sibling

Friends

Friends can be as close as family. Add Gertrude's family friends, and her friends from childhood through adulthood.

Add bio

There are no photos of Gertrude Folkes! Please share photos of Gertrude and the Folkes family.

Photo
ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM
Advertisement

Leave a comment to ask questions, share information, or simply to show that you care about Gertrude.

Cancel

Share Gertrude's obituary or write your own to preserve her legacy.

Gertrude Folkes passed away in August 1979 at 73 years of age. She was born on March 3, 1906. We are unaware of information about Gertrude's immediate family. We know that Gertrude Folkes had been residing in Bear Lake, Manistee County, Michigan 49614.
ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM
Advertisement

Refresh this page to see various historical events that occurred during Gertrude's lifetime.

In 1906, in the year that Gertrude Folkes was born, the great San Francisco earthquake hit, estimated at 7.8 on the Richter scale. The earthquake caused fires that raged for days and between the earthquake and the fire, about 3,000 people were killed and 80% of the City was destroyed.

In 1937, by the time she was 31 years old, on May 28th, the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge opened to cars. Taking 5 years to build, the 4,200-foot-long suspension bridge was an engineering marvel of its time - 11 men died during construction. The "international orange" color was chosen because it resisted rust and fading. To the present, it is the symbol of the City that is known throughout the world.

In 1946, Gertrude was 40 years old when on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

In 1967, she was 61 years old when on November 7th, President Johnson signed legislation passed by Congress that created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which would later become PBS and NPR. The legislation required CPB to operate with a "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature".

In 1979, in the year of Gertrude Folkes's passing, on November 4th, Iranian militant students seized the US embassy in Teheran and held 52 American citizens and diplomats hostage for 444 days. They were released at the end of the inauguration speech of the newly elected Ronald Reagan.

Other Folkes

Other Biographies

Created on Jun 04, 2020 by Daniel Pinna
See Success Stories
"Thank you for helping me find my family & friends again so many years after I lost them. I get the chance to remember them all this time later." Highlights of just a few of the many successes of sharing memories on AncientFaces. From reuniting lost or 'orphan' photos with their families, seeing faces of relatives for the first time, to the many connections made with family & friends. These special moments are why it's important we share.
Back to Top