Gertrude E. (Shirley) Harvey (1878-1937)

Updated: Jan 29, 2019


Gertrude E. Shirley was the daughter of Royal J. Shirley and his wife, Mary J. Brooks. Gertrude, better known as "Gertie", was born on the 4th of August, 1878.


On the 23rd of February, 1898, at the age of 18, she married Archibald “Arch” Bell in Harford, New York. She spent much of her married life back home with her parents, as several news clippings have been found reporting her ill and in the care of her mother. Arch and Gertie were divorced before 1904 and Gertie married Newman A. Harvey on the 9th of January, 1904. They raised three daughters and were active in the church. Gertie was a member of the Red Cross and a minister of the gospel. Her mother, Mary Shirley died in February of 1937, and Gertrude followed her on the 9th of October, 1937. They are buried in Willow Glen Cemetery. Gertrude was 59. She was joined later by her husband. For more information see the Harvey page.


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