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Clifford Otto Gerth

Male 1910 - 2003


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  • Name  Clifford Otto Gerth  [1, 2, 3
    Born  5 Apr 1910  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender  Male 
    High School  1929  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Wapello High School 
    Newspaper Article  18 Apr 1929  Davenport, Scott County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    The Davenport Democrat and Leader 
    • WAPELLO WILL GRADUATE 23

      School Schedule Delayed; Chicagoans Form "Wapello Club."

      Wapello (IA), April 18. -- A class of 23 will be graduated from the Wapello Consolidated school. The dates of the various events in connection with graduation have not yet been announced as it will be necessary to make up the three weeks lost because of road and flood conditions.

      The class includes Lena Baird, Carol Bissinger, Donald Bissinger, Nellie Blanchard, Ora Brown, Helen Courtney, Marian Cover, Pauline Crammond, Lillian Crow, James Deams (sic: Deam), Madelene Drake, Clifford Gerth, Mildred McNatton, Bart Matthews, Ruth Minor, Freman Reid, Mary Schwob, Jessie Syphrit, Edward Vincent, Edith Wagg. Sam Walker, Harriet Webster, Elsie Wykert. [...]
    Graduation Announcement  9 Jun 1929  Davenport, Scott County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    The Davenport Democrat and Leader 
    • Graduate 23 From Wapello School at Impressive Event
      Special to The Democrat

      Wapello (IA), June 8 -- The annual graduation of the Wapello consolidated school was held in the high school auditorium Thursday evening, and a class of 23 received diplomas. The Reverend B. G. Hanks gave the invocation and Arthur Springer, president of the school board, introduced the Reverend E. G. Williams, pastor of Westminster Presbyterian church, Des Moines, the speaker.

      Superintendent G. L. Troe presented the class, announcing Harriet Webster as honor pupil and Edward Vincent, second. Miss Webster's name will be engraved on the silver loving cup which was presented to the school last year.

      Other members of the class are: Lena E. Beard, Carol M. Bissinger, Donald C. Bissinger, Nellie Evelyn Blanchard, Marion H. Cover, Pauline Frances Crammond, Lillis H. Crow, James D. Dean (sic: Deam), Madeleine R. Drank, Clifford O. Gerth, Mildred Lucile McNatton, Burt Matthews, Ruth Minor, Freaman Reid, Mary E. Schwob, Jessie M. Syphrit, Edith Ione Wagg, Sam Walker, Elsie A. Wykert.

      Edward Vincent, president of the class, in behalf of the high school, presented Mr. Troe with a silver loving cup. The presentation of the diplomas by Arthur Springer closed the evening's program.
    Graduate 23 From Wapello School at Impressive Event
    Graduate 23 From Wapello School at Impressive Event
    A report on the 1929 high school graduation at Wapello High School, Louisa County, Iowa. The class roll included: Harriet Webster, Edward Vincent, Lena E. Beard, Carol M. Bissinger, Donald C. Bissinger, Nellie Evelyn Blanchard, Marion H. Cover, Pauline Frances Crammond, Lillis H. Crow, James D. Dean (sic: Deam), Madeleine R. Drank, Clifford O. Gerth, Mildred Lucile McNatton, Burt Matthews, Ruth Minor, Freaman Reid, Mary E. Schwob, Jessie M. Syphrit, Edith Ione Wagg, Sam Walker, and Elsie A. Wykert.
    Residence  Jan 1992  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Died  30 Jul 2003  Morning Sun Care Center, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Obituary  1 Aug 2003  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    The Hawk Eye 
    • Clifford Otto Gerth, 93, formerly of Wapello, died Wednesday evening, July 30, 2003, at [the] Morning Sun Care Center in Morning Sun.

      Born April 5, 1910, in Wapello, he was the son of Lewis and Anna Otto Gerth. On January 16, 1937, he married Geraldine "Jerry" Swails in Moline, Illinois. She died October 30, 1966. He later married Doris Price. She died May 7, 1984. He then married Esther Meyerholz. She died March 13, 1995.

      Mr. Gerth worked for the International Harvestor plant in Moline and the Iowa Ordnance Plant in Middletown.

      He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Wapello, Mason Lodge No. 5 A.F. & A.M. in Wapello, the Louisa Lodge No. 19 of I.O.O.F., and the Louisa County Farm Bureau.

      Survivors include one daughter, Karen Thornburg of New London; one daughter-in-law; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one brother, Lewis Gerth of Bettendorf.

      Besides his wives, he was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and two sisters.

      Visitation will begin with Masonic rites at 6:30 p.m. today at Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home in Wapello, where the family will meet with friends to 8 p.m.

      The funeral for Mr. Gerth will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the United Methodist Church in Wapello, with the Reverend Harlan W. Winter officiating. Burial with rites by the Odd Fellows Lodge will be in Wapello Cemetery. A memorial has been established for the United Methodist Church in Wapello.
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Clifford O. Gerth; born: 5 April 1910; died: 30 July 2003 (V); last residence: 52640 (Morning Sun, Louisa, Iowa); last benefit: 52653 (Wapello, Louisa, Iowa); state where issued: Illinois
    Cemetery Info/Epitaph  Louisa County, Iowa, Cemetery Records  [7
    • Name: Gerth, Clifford O.; Sex: M; Born: 1910; Died or Buried: 0; Age: 0; Buried: Wapello (township = Wapello); County/State: Louisa, Iowa; Military Service: none; Book: LCC 1990 - page W-49; Notes: B. 1910; d.__; husband of Geraldine G.
    Buried  2 Aug 2003  Wapello Cemetery, Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 7
    Person ID  I25074  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Father  Lewis William Gerth,   b. 13 Mar 1873, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1949 
    Mother  Anna C. Otto,   b. 1874, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1953 
    Family ID  F13283  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Geraldine "Jerry" Swails,   b. 1916,   d. 30 Oct 1966 
    Married  16 Jan 1937  Moline, Rock Island County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Leonard William Gerth,   b. 2 Apr 1939, Moline, Rock Island County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1992, Rockford Memorial Hospital, Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Karen Gerth
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F13284  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Doris Marlow,   b. 20 Mar 1911, Vinemont, Cullman County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 1984, Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  26 Dec 1967  First Baptist Church, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Marriage Announcement  31 Dec 1967  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    The Hawk-Eye 
    • In Baptist Ceremony

      Mr. and Mrs. Clifford O. Gerth will live on Wapello Route 2 after they return from a short wedding trip.

      Mrs. Price is the former Doris Price, daughter of Mrs. H. E. Marlow of Trinidad, Texas.

      The couple was married December 26 at 7:30 p.m. in ceremonies performed by the Reverend George Thompson at the First Baptist church. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Lodwlck were the bridal attendants.

      The bride, escorted by her son-in-law, Larence (sic) Swore, wore, a three-piece aqua knit suit with an aqua headpiece and white gloves. Her attendant wore a red and olive green print with olive green headpiece.

      Ushers were Ray Malcom, Roger Lundgren and Max Kirkpatrick.

      A reception was held in the church parlors.

      Mrs. Gerth is coordinator of the School of Practical Nursing, Division of Southeastern Iowa college. She is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Nursing.

      Mr. Gerth is a farmer near Wapello.
    Marriage Documentation
    The Marriage Announcement of Clifford Otto Gerth and Doris (Marlow) Price
    The Marriage Announcement of Clifford Otto Gerth and Doris (Marlow) Price
    Clifford and Doris were married December 26, 1967, in Burlington, Iowa.
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F13285  Group Sheet

    Family 3  Esther Ella Huddle,   b. 28 Oct 1906, Hawarden, Sioux County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1995, Wapello Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  12 Aug 1985  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F9044  Group Sheet

  • General Newsprint
    Wapello Will Graduate 23; School Schedule Delayed; Chicagoans Form 'Wapello Club.'
    Wapello Will Graduate 23; School Schedule Delayed; Chicagoans Form "Wapello Club."
    A report on the members of the Class of 1929 at Wapello High School, Wapello, Iowa. The class roll was: Lena Baird, Carol Bissinger, Donald Bissinger, Nellie Blanchard, Ora Brown, Helen Courtney, Marian Cover, Pauline Crammond, Lillian Crow, James Deams (sic: Deam), Madelene Drake, Clifford Gerth, Mildred McNatton, Bart Matthews, Ruth Minor, Freman Reid, Mary Schwob, Jessie Syphrit, Edward Vincent, Edith Wagg. Sam Walker, Harriet Webster, Elsie Wykert.

    Those in the class who are in the database on this site are: Helen Louise Courtney, James D. "Jimmy" Deam, Clifford Otoo Gerth, Glen Clifford Mellinger, Mary Elizabeth Schwob, and
    Samuel Clinton "Sam" Walker.

  • Sources 
    1. [S3726] Gerth, Ester Ella (Huddle/Meyerholz) - Obituary, (originally published in The Wapello Republican, 1995; Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S776] Social Security Death Index (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S4762] Gerth, Clifford Otto - Obituary, (originally published in the online edition of The Hawk Eye, August 1, 2003; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S8049] Wapello High School - 1929 Class Graduation (article), (originally published in The Davenport Democrat and Leader, page 15, June 9, 1929, Davenport, Scott County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S8048] Walker, Samuel Clinton - In Wapello High School Class of 1929, (originally published in The Davenport Democrat and Leader, page 18, April 18, 1929; Davenport, Scott County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S6448] Gerth, Leonard William - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 4B, January 7, 1992; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S634] Louisa County, Iowa - Cemetery Records Through 1997 (Rootsweb) (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S4763] Gerth, Clifford Otto and Doris (Marlow) Price - Marriage Announcement, (originally published in The Hawk-Eye, page 12, December 31, 1967; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).