Gertrude Lea White (1890 - 1974)

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Gertrude Lea White
1890 - 1974
Born
January 13, 1890
Kansas City, Kansas United States 66106
Death
October 1974
Independence, Missouri United States
Other Names
Gertie Gertrude White (Lea) Stafford
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Gertrude Lea White was born on January 13, 1890 in Kansas City, Kansas United States. According to her family tree, Gertrude was mother to 1 child. She married James Jones on May 18, 1905 in Missouri United States. She also married John William Stafford, and they had a child Leota Gertrude (Stafford) Carty. She died in October 1974 in Independence, Missouri United States at 84 years old.
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Gertrude Lea White, mother to 1 child, died in October 1974 in Independence, Missouri United States at 84 years old. She was born on January 13, 1890 in Kansas City, Kansas United States. According to her family tree, she married James Jones on May 18, 1905 in Missouri United States. She would also marry John William Stafford, and they had a child Leota Gertrude (Stafford) Carty.

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In 1890, in the year that Gertrude Lea White was born, on June 1st, the U.S. Census Bureau started tabulating census returns with punch cards. Herman Hollerith's "tabulating machine" used punch cards to more quickly compute census information, taking the time to get census results from 8 years in 1880 to 6 years for the 1890 census. Hollerith's company eventually became IBM.

In 1906, when she was 16 years old, English biochemist Frederick Hopkins concluded that vitamins are essential to the human body and that a lack of vitamins caused scurvy and rickets. Scurvy and rickets were both huge problems in sailors that were at sea for extended time and the addition of vitamin C, vitamin D, and calcium in their diets helped eradicate the problem.

In 1912, when she was 22 years old, Arizona was admitted to the United States in February (on Valentine's Day). It became the 48th state in the Union. Previously a Spanish - then Mexican - territory, the U.S. paid $15 million dollars for the area in 1848. Arizona was the last of the contiguous states to be admitted to the United States.

In 1955, by the time she was 65 years old, on September 10th the TV show "Gunsmoke" debuted on CBS. It went on to be television's longest-running western. Matt Dillon, Chester, Doc Adams, and Miss Kitty became household names.

In 1974, in the year of Gertrude Lea White's passing, on July 30th, the House Judiciary Committee adopted three articles of impeachment against President Nixon. He was charged with obstruction of justice, failure to uphold laws, and the refusal to produce material subpoenaed by the committee. In order to avoid impeachment, Richard M. Nixon announced that he would resign on August 8th, the first President to do so.

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