Gertrude Williams

The Williams branch was added to the family tree with Gertie's daughter Mary Lou married Andrew Liberacki


Winnifred Williams
Burtle Martin


William Clark


Audrey Clark
Ronald Clark
Mary Lou Clark

Gertrude Williams and her twin sister Myrtie were born on 10 December 1906. During her life, she went by the name of Gertie.

In 1910, Gertie was living in Sigel, Michigan with her twin sister and parents in the home of her paternal grandparents. Except for a period of time with she lived in Sault Saint Marie and during a period of time she might have lived in Detroit, she spent her life in Huron County, Michigan.1 Gertie also worked for Block & Guggenheimer Pickle Company before becoming a teacher. Geretie taught in several Huron County Schools retiring from Elkton-Pigeon-Bay Port Schools in 1970.

On 1 June 1933, Gertie married Henry Clark. The wedding took place in Lansing, Michigan.

On 10 December 2010, Gertie died on her 104th birthday. The funeral was held at the Kaufman Funeral Home with the Reverend Jay Barsaleau, pastor of the Bad Axe First Baptist Church, proceeding. She was buried in Bad Axe's Verona Cemetery.

1Although Gertie's obituary lists employment in Sault Saint Marie, neither the dates nor type of employment are included. Here obituary also lists that she graduated from the Detroit Business School.

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On the same day that Gertie was born, President Theodore Roosevelt was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.