Mary Gerhart (1916 - 1992)

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Summary

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

Mary Gerhart Biography & Family History

This genealogy profile is dedicated to the life and ancestry of Mary Gerhart and her immediate Gerhart family. Add to Mary Gerhart'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 Mary.

Burial / Funeral

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

Obituary

Last Known Residence

Hershey, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Family

Add family members

Education

Did Mary finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Mary attend? Add education.

Professions

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

Military Service

It is unknown if Mary Gerhart is a military veteran.

Middle name

Unknown. Add middle name

Maiden name

Unknown. Add maiden name

Surnames

Ethnicity

Unknown. Add Mary's ethnicity.

Nationality

Unknown. Add Mary's nationality.

Religion

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

Gender

Female

Family Photos

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

Timeline

1916 - In the year that Mary Gerhart was born, suffragette Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman elected to the House of Representatives as a Representative at large from Montana. She was the first woman to hold an elected Federal office. Holding the office for two years, she ran again in 1940 and served another two year term. Montana had granted women unrestricted voting rights in 1914, 6 years before women got the vote nationally.

1923 - Mary was just 7 years old when on August 2nd, Calvin Coolidge was sworn in as the 30th President of the United States due to the sudden death of Warren G. Harding. After the scandals of the Harding presidency, Coolidge restored public confidence and was very popular. He won the Presidential election in 1924 but declined to run again in 1928.

1960 - She was 44 years old when on May 1st, an American CIA U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over the Soviet Union. Powers ejected and survived but was captured. The U.S. claimed that the U-2 was a "weather plane" but Powers was convicted in the Soviet Union of espionage. He was released in 1962 after 1 year, 9 months and 10 days in prison.

1964 - She was 48 years old when in June, three young civil rights workers - Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner from New York City, and James Chaney from Meridian, Mississippi - were kidnapped and murdered in Mississippi. Working with "Freedom Summer", they were registering African-Americans to vote in the Southern states. Their bodies were found two months later. Although it was discovered that the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, the Neshoba County Sheriff's Office and the Philadelphia, Mississippi Police Department were involved, only 7 men were convicted and served less than six years.

1992 - In the year of Mary Gerhart's passing, on April 29th, riots began in Los Angeles after the "Rodney King" verdict was issued. Four LAPD officers had been accused of using excessive force (assault) on African-American Rodney King, who had been stopped for drunk driving. The beating had been videotaped. Their acquittal sparked a 6 day riot in Los Angeles.

Mary Gerhart Family Tree

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

Mary's Family
Add a parent
Add a parent
Mary Gerhart
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

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

Obituary

This obit of Mary Gerhart 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.

Mary Gerhart passed away on August 6, 1992 at 75 years old. No cause of death has been listed. She was born on August 12, 1916. There is no information about Mary's immediate family. We know that Mary Gerhart had been residing in Hershey, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.

Memories

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

Write a comment

Other Records of Mary Gerhart

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Other Biographies

Sources