Advertisement
Advertisement

Gertrude Spicci (1920 - 2007)

A photo of Gertrude Spicci
Add photo
Gertrude Spicci
1920 - 2007
Born
February 5, 1920
Death
November 15, 2007
Last Known Residence
06042
Summary
Gertrude Spicci was born on February 5, 1920. She died on November 15, 2007 at 87 years of age. We know that Gertrude Spicci had been residing in 06042.
Updated: October 6, 2011
ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM
Advertisement
Introduction
Every life has a story to tell. This collaborative biography is dedicated to tell the story of Gertrude Spicci. Click the to update this introduction with a synopsis or highlights of Gertrude's life.
Show & Tell Her Story
Share your memories, stories, and photos so that Gertrude is always remembered.
Update biography

Gertrude's biography

This collaborative biography is for you to show & tell Gertrude's life so that she is always remembered. What's this?

Biography
Gertrude Spicci
Most commonly known as
Gertrude Spicci
Full name
Did Gertrude go by other names?
Other names or aliases
06042
Last known residence
Female
Gender
Gertrude Spicci was born on
Birth
Gertrude Spicci died on
Death
Birth
Death
There is no cause of death listed for Gertrude.
Cause of death
Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Gertrude Spicci?
Burial / Funeral
Heritage

Ethnicity & Lineage

What is Gertrude's ethnicity and where did her parents, grandparents & great-grandparents come from?

Nationality & Locations

Where was Gertrude born and where did she live?
Childhood

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?

Religion

Was Gertrude a religious woman?

Baptism

Was Gertrude baptized?
Adulthood

Professions

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

Personal Life

Share highlights of Gertrude's life. Experiences, organizations, & how she spent her time.

Military Service

Did Gertrude serve in the military or did a war or conflict interfere with her life?
Obituary

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Advertisement
Advertisement

Family Tree

Gertrude's immediate relatives including parents, siblings, partnerships and children in the Spicci family tree.

Gertrude's Family Tree

Parent
Parent
Gertrude Spicci Gertrude Spicci
Partner
Child
Partner
Child
Sibling

Friends

Friends can be as close as family. Add Gertrude's family friends, and her friends from childhood through adulthood.

Add bio

Photos

There are no photos of Gertrude Spicci! Please share photos of Gertrude and the Spicci family.
Photo

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM
Advertisement

Comments

Leave a comment to ask questions, share information, or simply to show that you care about Gertrude.

Cancel

Obituary

Share Gertrude's obituary or write your own to preserve her legacy.

Gertrude Spicci died on November 15, 2007 at 87 years of age. She was born on February 5, 1920. We are unaware of information about Gertrude's immediate family. We know that Gertrude Spicci had been residing in 06042.
Followers & Sources
ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM
Advertisement

1920 - 2007 World Events

Refresh this page to see various historical events that occurred during Gertrude's lifetime.

In 1920, in the year that Gertrude Spicci was born, on January 1, over 6000 people were arrested and put in prison because they were suspected of being communists. . Many had to be released in a few weeks and only 3 guns were found in their homes. The U.S. Department of Justice "red hunt" netted thousands of "radicals" and suspected "communists" and aliens were deported. But the "hunt" ended after Attorney General Palmer forecast a massive radical uprising on May Day and the day passed without incident.

In 1931, at the age of merely 11 years old, Gertrude was alive when on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

In 1949, by the time she was 29 years old, on January 25th, the first Emmy Awards (for television) were handed out in Los Angeles. Shirley Dinsdale won for the Most Outstanding Television Personality and Pantomime Quiz Time earned an Emmy for the Most Popular Television Program.

In 1954, she was 34 years old when from April 22 through June 17th, the Army v. McCarthy hearings were held. The U.S. Army accused Roy Cohn (chief counsel to Senator McCarthy and later trusted mentor of Donald Trump) of blackmail. McCarthy and Cohn accused the U.S. Army of harboring communists. The Army allegations were found to be true. The U.S. Senate later censured McCarthy.

In 1970, when she was 50 years old, on May 4th, four students at Kent State University in Ohio were shot and killed by National Guardsmen. The students were at a peaceful demonstration protesting the invasion of Cambodia by US forces. There had been precedent for the killing of American college students. The previous year, on May 15th, Alameda County Sheriffs used shotguns against U.C. Berkeley students at a protest for People's Park. One student died, one was blinded, 128 were injured.

Back to Top