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  • ID: I11
  • Name: Gertrude J. Dean
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: 1 May 1883 or Sep 1884 in Mercer Co, PA 1
  • Census: 7 Jun 1900 in Deer Creek Twp, Mercer Co, PA (age 15, b. in PA) 2
  • Census: 23 Apr 1910 in Sugarcreek Twp, Venango Co, PA (age 25, b. in PA) 3
  • Death: 3 Oct 1919 in New Castle, Lawrence Co, PA 1
  • Burial: 5 Oct 1919 in Fairfield Cemetery, New Vernon Twp, Mercer Co, PA 1
  • Note:
    Death certificate lists occupation as waitress and cause of death as "acute indigestion."  The birth date is listed as 1 May 1883 on the death certificate which conflicts with the 1900 census which lists Sep 1884.

    Obituary in the New Castle News (New Castle, PA), vol. XL, no. 46, Fri, 3 Oct 1919, p. 2, col. 6:

    Deaths of the Day

    Mrs. Gertrude Hefferan.
       Mrs. Gertrude Hefferan, aged 35, died at her apartment in the McKee building, 32 1-4 South Mill street, this morning.  Death was sudden, due to heart trouble.  Mrs. Hefferan was born in Mercer county, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Streight Dean of Clark's Mills.  She is survived by her parents, three children, Melvin, Lester and Emma, three sisters and five brothers, Mrs. S. S. Unangst, Edenburg, Mrs. Ollie Pfonts[sic], Clark's Mills; Mrs. Earl Wile[sic], Belmar; Jud L. Dean of Clark's Mills, L. S. Dean of this city, H. L. Dean of Latona, Iowa; C. L. Dean of Edenburg, and J. L. Dean of Detroit, Michigan.

    Father: William Abner Dean b: 16 Nov 1851 in Mercer Co, PA
    Mother: Emma J. Stright b: Dec 1858 in PA

    Marriage 1 Emerson Lee Heffernan b: 17 Oct 1885 in Venango Co, PA
    • Married: 24 Mar 1903 in Franklin, Venango Co, PA 4
    1. Has Children Melvin Battles Hefferman b: 14 May 1907 in Venango Co, PA
    2. Has No Children Jesse Hefferman b: 1910 in PA
    3. Has Children Emma L. Hefferman b: 13 Jun 1913 in PA
    4. Has No Children John R. McCormick b: 8 Mar 1915 in PA
    5. Has No Children Mary Hazel McCormick b: 8 Mar 1915 in PA

    1. Gertrude Hefferman, death certificate (d. 3 Oct 1919, New Castle, Lawrence Co, PA), cert. no. 103352, filed 4 Oct 1919, copy obtained from Pennsylvania Dept. of Health, Vital Records.  Informant, R. R. Dean; cause of death listed as acute indigestion.
    2. Gertie J. Dean (daughter) in household of William Dean, 1900 U.S. Census, Mercer Co, PA, Deer Creek Township, ED 150, sheet 3A, dwelling 50, family 50, line 27 (view image); NARA micropub T623-1440; subscription online images at Ancestry.com.
    3. Gertrude Hefferman (wife) in household of Lee Hefferman, 1910 U.S. Census, Venango Co, PA, Sugarcreek Township, ED 147, sheet 6A (alt. pg. 265A), dwelling 113, family 113, line 41 (view image); NARA micropub T624-1424; subscription online images at Ancestry.com.
    4. Lee Heffernan - Gertrude Dean, marriage record (m. 24 Mar 1903, Franklin, Venango Co, PA), Marriage Docket 13, lic. no. 5983, filed 24 Mar 1903, original examined at Venango County Clerk of Orphans Court (Franklin, PA).
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