Gertrude Helen May Furness (1886 - 1950)

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Gertrude Helen May Furness
1886 - 1950
updated February 06, 2019
Gertrude Helen May Furness was born in 1886. She was born to Boardman Patrick Furness and Ellen Collins Furness, and we currently have no other siblings in her family tree. She died in 1950 in St Kilda, Australia at 64 years old.

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Helen May

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Gertrude Furness died in in St Kilda, Australia

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St Kilda, Australia

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Boardman Patrick Furness
St Kilda, Australia
Ellen Collins Furness
St Kilda, Australia

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Gertrude Helen May Furness died in 1950 in St Kilda, Australia at age 64. She was born in 1886. She was born to Boardman Patrick Furness and Ellen Collins Furness, and we currently have no other siblings in her family tree.
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1886 - 1950 World Events

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In 1886, in the year that Gertrude Helen May Furness was born, on October 28th, President Grover Cleveland officially dedicated the Statue of Liberty. A gift from France, the base for the statue had been built using donations from the American public. The unplanned but enthusiastic celebration after the dedication led to the first ticker tape parade.

In 1902, at the age of 16 years old, Gertrude was alive when the Bureau of the Census was established. This was the government department that was a boon to family historians - it, even now, is responsible for taking the census and provides demographic information and analyses about the population of the United States.

In 1921, by the time she was 35 years old, in May, the Emergency Quota Act - or Emergency Immigration Act - was passed. The law restricted the number of immigrants to 357,000 per year. It also established an immigration quota in which only 3 per cent of the total population of any ethnic group already in the USA in 1910, could be admitted to America after 1921. Although the Act was supposed to be temporary, it stayed in effect until 1965.

In 1941, she was 55 years old when on June 25th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, prohibiting racial discrimination in the defense industry. EO 8802 was the first federal action to prohibit employment discrimination - without prejudice as to "race, creed, color, or national origin" - in the U.S. Civil Rights groups had planned a march on Washington D.C. to protest for equal rights but with the signing of the Order, they canceled the March.

In 1950, in the year of Gertrude Helen May Furness's passing, in February, Joe McCarthy gave a speech alleging that he had a list of "members of the Communist Party and members of a spy ring" who worked in the State Department. He went on to chair a committee that investigated not only the State Department but also the administration of President Harry S. Truman, the Voice of America, and the U.S. Army for communist spies - until he was condemned by the U.S. Senate in 1954.

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Other Gertrude Furnesses

Gertrude Margare Furness
1881 - 1959
Ballarat, Australia

Other Furnesses

Boardman Patrick Furness
St Kilda, Australia
Ellen Collins Furness
St Kilda, Australia
Garnet Frederick Furness
Died: 1950
Coburg, Australia
Keith William Furness
Coburg, Australia
Dory May Grigg Furness
Coburg, Australia
Ethel Lilln Furness
1893 - 1952
Bton, Australia
Taylor John Furness
Bton, Australia
Emma Mathers Furness
Bton, Australia
Thelma Eileen Furness
1913 - 1953
Parkville, Australia
Annie Wilson Furness
Parkville, Australia
Catherine Furness
1891 - 1953
Northcote, Australia
Matthews William Henry Furness
Northcote, Australia
Bridget Okeefe Furness
Northcote, Australia
Grace Emma Furness
1895 - 1954
Maid, Australia
Tucker Thomas Furness
Maid, Australia
Walter James Furness
1891 - 1954
Upwa, Australia
James Furness
Upwa, Australia
Youngman Furness
Upwa, Australia

Other Bios

Boardman Patrick Furness
St Kilda, Australia
Ellen Collins Furness
St Kilda, Australia
Minnie Knowles
1884 - 1950
E St K, Australia
Thompson Thomas Knowles
E St K, Australia
Emily Horner Knowles
E St K, Australia
Christabel Helena Courtney
1872 - 1950
Windsor, Australia
Palliser William Courtney
Windsor, Australia
Esther Ann Whitehead Courtney
Windsor, Australia
William John Linn
1879 - 1950
Collingwood, Australia
Samuel Geddes Linn
Collingwood, Australia
Ellen Jane (Barnett) Linn
Collingwood, Australia
Ernest Rail
1885 - 1950
Fitzroy, Australia
William Rail
Fitzroy, Australia
Corcida Francis Rail
Fitzroy, Australia
William Phelan
1872 - 1950
Chelt, Australia
Michael Mcinerney Phelan
Chelt, Australia
Ellen Conroy Phelan
Chelt, Australia
William Thomson Dickens
1861 - 1950
E Cwell, Australia
Jabez Dickens
E Cwell, Australia
Jean Thomson Dickens
E Cwell, Australia
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