Gertrude Mehaffey (1898 - 1985)

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Summary

Gertrude Mehaffey’s biography is built and maintained by people like you. Create an online profile of Gertrude so that her life is remembered forever. If any factual information is incorrect, please edit Gertrude’s biography.

Gertrude Mehaffey Biography & Family History

This genealogy profile is dedicated to the life and ancestry of Gertrude Mehaffey and her immediate Mehaffey family. Add to Gertrude Mehaffey's genealogy page to share your memories & historical research with her family and other genealogy hobbyists.

Birth

Death

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for Gertrude.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Gertrude Mehaffey? Add burial and funeral information.

Obituary

Last Known Residence

Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Family

Add family members

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? Add education.

Professions

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

Military Service

It is unknown if Gertrude Mehaffey is a military veteran.

Middle name

Unknown. Add middle name

Maiden name

Unknown. Add maiden name

Surnames

Ethnicity

Unknown. Add Gertrude's ethnicity.

Nationality

Unknown. Add Gertrude's nationality.

Religion

Unknown. Was Gertrude a religious woman? Add Gertrude’s religion

Gender

Female

Family Photos

Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of Gertrude during various points of her life.

Timeline

1898 - In the year that Gertrude Mehaffey was born, on February 15th, the USS Maine exploded and sank in Havana harbor. The reason for the explosion has never been found, but it killed 266 men. "Remember the Maine" became a rallying cry and precipitated the United States' declaration of war on Spain two months later - the beginning of the Spanish-American War. On December 10th, the war ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris. The Treaty gave the U.S. Puerto Rico, the Philippines, Guam - for $20 million - and, temporarily, Cuba.

1901 - Gertrude was just 3 years old when Edward VII succeeded Queen Victoria. Queen Victoria of England had become Queen in 1837 and reigned until her death in 1901. Her 63 year reign was the longest in history prior to Elizabeth II who recently broke her record. The time during which she led the country was known as the Victorian era and she presided over great changes in the United Kingdom, including the expansion of the British Empire and the Industrial Revolution.

1919 - She was 21 years old when on January 6th, President Theodore Roosevelt died. Having gone to bed the previous night after being treated for breathing problems, the ex-President died in his sleep from a clot that had traveled to his lungs. He was 60. After a simple service, Roosevelt was buried on a hillside overlooking Oyster Bay.

1956 - At the age of 58 years old, Gertrude was alive when this was the year that the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, became an international sensation. He began the year as a regional favorite and ended the year with 17 recordings having been on the Billboard’s Top 100 singles chart, 11 TV appearances, and a movie. Elvis scandalized adults and thrilled teens.

1985 - In the year of Gertrude Mehaffey's passing, on March 7th, the song "We Are the World" was released as a charity effort to alleviate the African famine. The song was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, and produced by Quincy Jones. They were joined by 37 other famous singers in the recording studio and a phenomena had begun

Gertrude Mehaffey Family Tree

Who was Gertrude’s parents? Did she get married and did they have children? Share Gertrude’s family tree to share her legacy and genealogy pedigree.

Gertrude's Family
Add a parent
Add a parent
Gertrude Mehaffey
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

You can add or remove people from Gertrude's family tree by clicking here.

Obituary

This obit of Gertrude Mehaffey is updated by the community. Edit this biography to contribute to her obituary. Include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

Gertrude Mehaffey died in December 1985 at age 87. No cause of death has been listed for Gertrude. She was born on June 16, 1898. We have no information about Gertrude's family or relationships. We know that Gertrude Mehaffey had been residing in Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida.

Memories

What do you remember about Gertrude Mehaffey? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about her. Or just leave a comment to show the world that Gertrude is remembered.

Write a comment

Other Records of Gertrude Mehaffey

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Other Biographies

Sources