Gertrude E. Pruitt[1, 2]

Female 1882 - 1968  (85 years)


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  • Name Gertrude E. Pruitt 
    Born 16 Nov 1882  Glen Elder, Mitchell County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Female 
    Census 1910  Fort Dodge, Ward 3, Wauhousa Township, Webster County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    U. S. Federal Census 
    Age: 27 
    Adams, Ira F. Family:  1910 U. S. Federal Census
    Adams, Ira F. Family: 1910 U. S. Federal Census
    Ira F., Gertrude E. (Pruitt), Reginald G., and Mildred E. Adams
    Census 1920  Webster City, Boone Township, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    U. S. Federal Census 
    Age: 37 
    Adams, Ira F. Family: 1920 U. S. Federal Census
    Adams, Ira F. Family: 1920 U. S. Federal Census
    Ira F., Gertrude E. (Pruitt), Reginald G., Mildred E., Lillian E., and Robert F. Adams
    Census 1930  Independence Township, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    U. S. Federal Census 
    Age: 47 
    Adams, Ira F. Family: 1930 U. S. Federal Census
    Adams, Ira F. Family: 1930 U. S. Federal Census
    Ira F., Gertrude (Pruitt), Reginald G., Robert F., and Lillian E. Adams
    Obituary 1968  Probably a Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa, newspaper, but there is no attribution Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Died 22 Jan 1968  Webster City, Boone Township, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID I1025  Lange Pierce
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2007 

    Father Alanzo Pruitt 
    Family ID F427  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ira F. Adams,   b. 18 Sep 1876, Pleasant Hills Community, south of Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1951, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 8 Jan 1905  Ames, Story County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Adams, Ira F. and Gertrude E. Pruitt
    Adams, Ira F. and Gertrude E. Pruitt
    Pictures in a mature state.
    Children 
     1. Lawrence F. Adams,   b. 18 Nov 1905, Ames, Story County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1906, Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     2. Reginald G. Adams,   b. 1 Mar 1907, Webster City, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1992, Sister Bay, Wisconsin. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    +3. Mildred Eileen Adams,   b. 7 Feb 1910, Fort Dodge, Webster County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1986, Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     4. Lillian Elizabeth Adams,   b. 3 Dec 1912, Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1969, Jackson, Jackson County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     5. Robert Francis Adams,   b. 16 Aug 1916, Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1974, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
    Family ID F264  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    •        In the 1910 U. S. Federal Census, Gertrude E. Pruitt is a 27 year old, white, married female. She is married to Ira F. Adams and has been for 5 years. She has given birth to three children, two of whom are still living at the time of the census. She was born in Kansas of parents who were both born in Illinois. She reads, writes, and speaks English. She has no employ outside the home. Gertrude lives with her husband, Ira F., and two children, Reginald G. and Mildred E, at 1327 Second Ave. N., Fort Dodge, Ward 3, Wauhousa Township, Webster County, Iowa. [IFA 04.]
             In the 1920 U. S. Federal Census, Gertrude E. (Pruitt) Adams is a 37 year old, white, married female. She is married to Ira Frank Adams. She reads, writes, and speaks English. She has no employ outside the home. She lives with her husband, Ira F., and four children (Reginald, Mildred, Lillian, Robert) at 1301 Superior, Webster City, Boone Township, Hamilton County, Iowa. [IFA 05.]
             In the 1930 U.S. Federal Census, Gertrude (Adams) is found in Independence Township, Hamilton County, Iowa. She is the wife of Ira F. Adams. She is a 47 year old, white, female, most likely the mother of Lillian and Robert, but not of Reginald. Reginald is 23. Gertrude has been married to Ira since she was 21 years old. She is able to read, speak, and write English. She was born in Kansas of parents who were both born in Illinois. She has no occupation outside the home. [ RA 01.]
             In the book, Some Descendants of Jessie Adams 1789-1844, , p. 53, Charlotte Schmidt has included an obituary without attribution. It is reproduced below:
             "Mrs. Adams dies at 85
             Mrs. Frank (Gertrude) Adams, 85, mother of Mrs. Harold Entriken of Rural 1, Webster City, died Monday evening at the Golden Age Nursing home in Webster City. She had been in failing health for several years.
             Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Foster Funeral home with the Rev. S. W. Cunningham officiating and with burial in Graceland cemetery.
             Gertrude Elsie Pruitt, daughter of the Rev. Alonzo and Josephine Pruitt, was born Nov. 6, 1882, at Glen Elder, Kan. She came to Iowa with her parents when she was eight years old. She attended schools at Stuart, Iowa, and was graduated from high school there. She later moved with her parents to Webster City and taught school for several terms in the schools southwest of Webster City.
             She was united in marriage Jan. 8, 1905 to Ira Franklin Adams, at Ames, and the couple resided at Eagle Grove and later at Fort Dodge where Mr. Adams was a Railway Express agent. in 1912, the family moved to Webster City where Mr. Adams was Railway Express agent until his retirement in 1940. In 1942, the family moved to Des Moines where the couple resided until Mr. Adams' death March 28, 1951. Mrs. Adams continued to reside in Des Moines until 1958, when she moved to Jackson, Mich., where she made her home with a daughter, Miss Lillian Adams, returning to Webster City in 1965.
             Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Lawrence Franklin Adams, who died in infancy; by her parents; and one brother, Dwight Pruitt.
             She is survived by two sons and two daughters, Reginald G. Adams, Evanston, Ill., Robert Adams of Des Moines, Mrs. Harold (Mildred) Entriken, Webster City, and Miss Lillian Adams of Jackson, Mich.; three grandchildren, Mrs. L. W. (Charlotte) Schmidt, Colorado Springs, Colo., Mrs. Robert (Marlys) Klein, Des Moines, and David Entriken, Webster City; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Sadie Grant, Anaheim, Calif., and Mrs. Roy Cannon, San Diego, Calif.
      Mrs. Adams was a member of the Methodist church. [GerEP 01.]

  • Sources 
    1. [S3376] Ira F. Adams household, 1930 U.S. census, Hamilton County, Iowa, Independence township, ED 16, SD 5, sheet 6B, dwelling 131, family 133; National archives micropublication T626, roll 657, page 418. [RA 01.] See , Nedra Brewer Adams letter to Dale L. Lange, 2315 Madre Drive NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87112-2503, received September 18, 2004. [NAB 05.] See also, Schmidt, Charlotte, comp. (1994). Some Descendants of Jesse Adams, 1789-1844 and addenda of modified registers. Payton, CO: The compiler, p. 48 . [IFA 01.].

    2. [S7977] Ira Frank Adams, 1910 U. S. Census, Webster County, Iowa, Wauhousa Township, Fort Dodge, ED 220, SD 10, sheet 10A, dwelling 195, family 244; National Archives micropublication T624, roll 428, image 767. [IFA 04.].

    3. [S3377] Ira F. Adams household, 1930 U.S. census, Hamilton County, Iowa, Independence township, ED 16, SD 5, sheet 6B, dwelling 131, family 133; National archives micropublication T626, roll 657, page 418. [RA 01.] See, Schmidt, Charlotte, comp. (1994). Some Descendants of Jesse Adams, 1789-1844 and addenda of modified registers. Payton, CO: The compiler, p. 48 . [IFA 01.].

    4. [S7979] Ira F. Adams household, 1920 U. S. Census, Hamilton County, Iowa, Boone Township, Webster City,ED 122, SD 10, sheet 5B; National Archives micropublication T625, roll 404, image 810. [IFA 05.].

    5. [S3379] Ira F. Adams household, 1930 U.S. census, Hamilton County, Iowa, Independence township, ED 16, SD 5, sheet 6B, dwelling 131, family 133; National archives micropublication T626, roll 657, page 418. [RA 01.].

    6. [S3380] Schmidt, Charlotte, comp. (1994). Some Descendants of Jesse Adams, 1789-1844 and addenda of modified registers. Payton, CO: The compiler, p. 53 . [GerEP 01.].

    7. [S3378] Schmidt, Charlotte, comp. (1994). Some Descendants of Jesse Adams, 1789-1844 and addenda of modified registers. Payton, CO: The compiler, p. 48 . [IFA 01.].

    8. [S7361] Schmidt, Charlotte, comp. (1994). Some Descendants of Jesse Adams, 1789-1844 and addenda of modified registers. Payton, CO: The compiler, p. 48 . [IFA 01.].


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