Gertrude Jessie Margaret Rollason (1874 - 1946)



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Mt Alb, Australia

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Mt Alb, Australia

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Father: Dries John Rollason
Mother: Margaret Mouat Rollason


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Jessie Margaret

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1874 - In the year that Gertrude Jessie Margaret Rollason was born, on November 4th, the Democratic Party regained control of the US House of Representatives - the first time since 1860. The Democrats now held 183 seats - up 94 - and the Republicans held 106 - down 93.

1888 - Gertrude was only 14 years old when Irishman John Robert Gregg published a pamphlet in the U.S., teaching his first version of shorthand - Gregg shorthand. When he improved on the first version and published it 5 years later, Gregg shorthand became popular.

1895 - By the time she was 21 years old, on September 3rd, in Latrobe, PA, the first professional football game was played. The game was between the Latrobe YMCA and the Jeannette Athletic Club. Latrobe won 12 - 0.

1897 - She was 23 years old when in the January 22nd issue of "Engineering", the word "computer" was first used to refer to a mechanical calculation device. Previously - since the 17th century - the term computer meant "one who computes" and referred to human beings who worked with numbers.

1946 - In the year of Gertrude Jessie Margaret Rollason's passing, 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.

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Gertrude Jessie Margaret Rollason passed away in 1946 in Mt Alb, Australia at age 72. There is no listed cause of death for Gertrude. She was born in 1874. She was born to Dries John Rollason and Margaret Mouat Rollason, and we currently have no other siblings in her family tree.


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