CADWALLADER, Gertrude Hammond

CADWALLADER, Gertrude Hammond

Female 1870 - 1909  (39 years)

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  • Name CADWALLADER, Gertrude Hammond 
    Census (desc) 1870  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Born 7 Feb 1870  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Biography
    • BIOGRAPHY: Gertrude married Garnett Spindell against her father's objections. She was 32 years old and what would have been considered an old maid at the time. Her father disowned her and insisted all her siblings do the same. They had two children when Garnett died. The children were sent to foster homes because none of Gertrude's siblings would take them.
    Census (desc) 1880  Williamsport, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    boarding, with her family, with James McConkey 
    • They lost everything in the great fire of 1880.
    Census (desc) 1900  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    living with her parents 
    Residence 1902  Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    2431 Jefferson St. 
    Occupation 1903  [1
    was a seamstress and dressmaker 
    • She designed and made a wedding dress for her sister Katherine.
    Residence 1905  Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    at 5142 Ranstead St. 
    Illness 1909  [1
    carcinomatosis for 17 months 
    • Elizabeth Rife, who was quite young at the time, suspected that Gertrude's illness was TB, because there was an epidemic of it in Philadelphia at the time of Gertrude's death. Only the Rife family would visit her.
    Residence 18 Nov 1909  Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    at 2105 Vine Street 
    • She had lived there for four months just before she died.
    _UID 69204C936CDD5C4FA97F925AAAC9CED2835D 
    Died 18 Nov 1909  Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cause: general carcinomatosis 
    Address:
    Samaritan Hospital 
    • Carcinomatosis is a condition in which cancer is spread widely throughout the body.
    Buried Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Milton Cemetery 
    • Undertaker: Oliver Bair, 1820 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA.
    Person ID I634  Our Ancestry
    Last Modified 19 Nov 2020 

    Father CADWALLADER, Albert,   b. 11 Oct 1841, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 May 1912, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother SUPPLEE, Anna Louisa,   b. 12 Apr 1849, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1905, Kinzua, McKean, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Married 20 Oct 1868  Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Church of the Advent Episcopal 
    • They were married at the Episcopal Church of the Advent, 12 Byberry Avenue, Hatboro, PA by Reverend Enoch Hooven Supplee.

      We do not know for sure how they met, but can speculate. Albert Cadwallader, then twenty-seven years old, was engaged in the grocery and provision business in Milton, Pennsylvania. During the Civil War he had served as an agent responsible for getting supplies to soldiers at the front. Two of Anna's uncles were businessmen in Philadelphia and J. Wesley Supplee was head of his own commission merchant firm and a bank president. Philadelphia was the logical supply source for a firm in Milton, and Albert Cadwallader probably had business connections with the Supplees. Opportunities must have occurred for him to meet their attractive young niece.
    Residence May 1905  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    at the Broadway House Hotel 
    Family ID F32  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family SPINDELL, Lueling Garnett,   b. 23 May 1879, Henrico, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jun 1910, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years) 
    Married 5 Dec 1902  Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • She had been engaged to another man previously, who died before they were married.
    Children 
    +1. SPINDELL, Hammond Cadwallader,   b. 1 Dec 1904, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1979, Rockford, Blount, Tennessee, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    +2. SPINDELL, Sarah Kathryn,   b. 5 Jan 1909, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 2000, Wellsville, Allegany, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
    Last Modified 17 Jan 2021 
    Family ID F233  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1043] Letter - Elizabeth Rife, Page 4.

    2. [S1080] Philadelphia City Directory, 1905.

    3. [S1043] Letter - Elizabeth Rife, Page 2.