Gertrude Geiss

(1906 - 1993)

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Gertrude Geiss
1906 - 1993
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November 14, 1906
Death
May 18, 1993
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Huntington, Suffolk County, New York 11743
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Gertrude Geiss was born on November 14, 1906. She died on May 18, 1993 at 86 years of age. We know that Gertrude Geiss had been residing in Huntington, Suffolk County, New York 11743.
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Gertrude Geiss died on May 18, 1993 at 86 years of age. She was born on November 14, 1906. We have no information about Gertrude's surviving family. We know that Gertrude Geiss had been residing in Huntington, Suffolk County, New York 11743.

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In 1906, in the year that Gertrude Geiss 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 1910, Gertrude was only 4 years old when Thomas Edison introduced his kinetophone, which he hoped would make "talkies" a reality. But the sound wasn't synchronized to the pictures and only 45 Kinetophones were made.

In 1934, at the age of 28 years old, Gertrude was alive when on November 11th 1933, an extremely strong dust storm hit South Dakota, stripping topsoil. Other strong dust storms had occurred during 1933. Severe droughts continued to hit the Great Plains and the dust storms devastated agricultural production as well as people's' lives for several years. The Roosevelt administration and scientists eventually determined that farming practices had caused the conditions that led to the dust storms and the changes they implemented in farming stopped the Dust Bowl.

In 1968, at the age of 62 years old, Gertrude was alive when on January 31st, the North Vietnamese launched the Tet Offensive, a turning point in the Vietnam War. 70,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces swarmed into South Vietnam. The South Vietnamese and US troops held off the offensive but it was such fierce fighting that the U.S. public began to turn against the war.

In 1993, in the year of Gertrude Geiss's passing, on February 26th, a truck bomb exploded in the garage under the North Tower of the World Trade Center. While the bomb didn't do what was planned (collapse the North Tower into the South Tower), it did kill six people and injured thousands of people.

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