Advertisement
Advertisement

Gertrude Watson (1887 - 1950)

A photo of Gertrude Watson
Add photo
Gertrude Watson
1887 - 1950
Born
1887
Death
1950
Malvern, Australia
Last Known Residence
Malvern, Australia
Summary
Gertrude Watson was born in 1887. She is the child of French Andrew Watson and Isabel Bastick Watson. She died in 1950 in Malvern, Australia at 63 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM
Advertisement
Every life has a story to tell. This collaborative biography is dedicated to tell the story of Gertrude Watson. 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
What's this?

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

Biography
Gertrude Watson
Most commonly known as
Gertrude Watson
Full name
Did Gertrude go by other names?
Other names or aliases
Malvern, Australia
Last known residence
Female
Gender
Gertrude Watson was born in
Birth
Gertrude Watson died in in Malvern, Australia
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 Watson?
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

Looking for a different Gertrude Watson?
View other bios of people named Gertrude Watson
Advertisement
Advertisement
Gertrude's immediate relatives including parents, siblings, partnerships and children in the Watson family tree.
+ Add

Gertrude's Family Tree

Gertrude Watson Gertrude Watson
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

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

Cancel

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

Gertrude Watson passed away in 1950 in Malvern, Australia at age 63. She was born in 1887. She is the child of French Andrew Watson and Isabel Bastick Watson.
ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM
Advertisement

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

In 1887, in the year that Gertrude Watson was born, on May 9th, Buffalo Bill's Wild West show opened in London. Founded in 1883, the show was attended - twice - by Queen Victoria and adored by audiences who thrilled to his fanciful acts portraying life in the "Wild West."

In 1902, she was merely 15 years old when the world famous Italian tenor, Enrico Caruso, made the first gramophone recording by a popular singer. Accompanied by only a piano, his voice recordings became a big seller and did much to popularize the new-fangled gramophone. He had to sing into a metal "horn" that relayed his voice to a metal disc. And the songs had to be under 4 and a half minutes!

In 1917, by the time she was 30 years old, Dutch exotic dancer Mata Hari was convicted and executed as a German spy. Since Mata Hari, born Margaretha Geertruida "Margreet" MacLeod, was a citizen of the Netherlands (which remained neutral in World War 1), she could travel freely in Europe. Her travels (and her romantic entanglements) raised suspicion and she was arrested by the French and found guilty. There is still controversy about her guilt although her name has become synonymous with a seductive female spy.

In 1930, when she was 43 years old, as head of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, William Hays established a code of decency that outlined what was acceptable in films. The public - and government - had felt that films in the '20's had become increasingly risque and that the behavior of its stars was becoming scandalous. Laws were being passed. In response, the heads of the movie studios adopted a voluntary "code", hoping to head off legislation. The first part of the code prohibited "lowering the moral standards of those who see it", called for depictions of the "correct standards of life", and forbade a picture from showing any sort of ridicule towards a law or "creating sympathy for its violation". The second part dealt with particular behavior in film such as homosexuality, the use of specific curse words, and miscegenation.

In 1950, in the year of Gertrude Watson's passing, on June 25th, the Korean War began when North Korean Communist forces crossed the 38th parallel. The Soviet Union and China backed North Korea and the U.N., primarily the United States backed South Korea.

Other Gertrude Watsons

Other Watsons

Other Biographies

Created on Jun 04, 2020 by Daniel Pinna
See Success Stories
"Thank you for helping me find my family & friends again so many years after I lost them. I get the chance to remember them all this time later." Highlights of just a few of the many successes of sharing memories on AncientFaces. From reuniting lost or 'orphan' photos with their families, seeing faces of relatives for the first time, to the many connections made with family & friends. These special moments are why it's important we share.
Back to Top