Gertrude Pearl Messurier (1893 - 1967)

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Clif, Australia

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Clif, Australia

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Family

Father: Brown Robert Messurier
Mother: Caroline Lo Colledge Messurier

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Pearl

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1893 - In the year that Gertrude Pearl Messurier was born, on March 4th, Grover Cleveland became the 24th President of the United States. On July 1st, President Cleveland was operated on for a non-cancerous tumor in his mouth. He chose to have the operation secretly because he didn't want to worsen the financial depression that was occurring at the time.

1912 - Gertrude was 19 years old when 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.

1949 - When she was 56 years old, comedian Milton Berle hosted the first telethon show. It raised $1,100,000 for cancer research and lasted 16 hours. The next day, newspapers, in writing about the event, first used the word "telethon."

1955 - She was 62 years old when in January, President Eisenhower sent direct aid to South Vietnam. In February, U.S. advisors were sent to train troops.

1967 - In the year of Gertrude Pearl Messurier's passing, between June 5th and 10th, Israeli and Egypt, Jordan, and Syria fought what came to be called the "Six-Day War". The hostilities began when Israel launched "preemptive" strikes against Egypt, destroying nearly its entire air force. It ended with Israel occupying the Sinai Peninsula, Golan Heights, Gaza Strip and West Bank.

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Gertrude Pearl Messurier died in 1967 in Clif, Australia at 74 years old. No cause of death has been entered for Gertrude. She was born in 1893. She was born to Brown Robert Messurier and Caroline Lo Colledge Messurier, and we currently have no other siblings in her family tree.

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