Fritz, Gertrude Alice 1a 2a 3a 4a 5a 6a 7a

Birth Name Fritz, Gertrude Alice 1a
Nick Name Gertie
Birth Name Fritz, Gertrude A 3a
Birth Name Fritz, Gertude 2a 4a
Married Name Brinton, Gertrude A 5a 7a
Married Name Brinton, Gertrude 6b
Birth Name Brinton, Gertrude Alice 6a
Nick Name Gertie
Birth Name Fritz, Gertrude Alice 1a
Gender female
Age at Death 81 years, 4 months, 13 days


Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth 1912-07-12 Iowa, United States  
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Census 1915-06-01 Penn, Madison, Iowa, United States  

Age: 2

Gender: Female

Color: White

Years in Iowa: 2

Birthplace: Iowa

Father's Birthplace: Iowa

Mother's Birthplace: Iowa

Census 1920-01-05 Penn, Madison, Iowa, United States  

Relationship to head: Daughter

Sex: Female

Color: White

Age: 7

Single, married, widowed or divorced: Single

Attended school since Sept. 1, 1919: Yes

Able to read: Yes

Able to write: Yes

Place of birth: Iowa

Place of birth of father: Iowa

Place of birth of mother: Iowa

Occupation: None

Census 1930-04-01 Penn, Madison, Iowa, United States  

Relationship to head: Daughter

Sex: Female

Color: White

Age: 17

Marital condition: Single

Attended school since Sept. 1, 1929: Yes

Able to read and write: Yes

Place of birth: Iowa

Place of birth of father: Iowa

Place of birth of mother: Iowa

Able to speak English: Yes

Occupation: None

Residence 1945 Dexter, Dallas County, Iowa, United States  
Marriage (Bride) 1948-02-07    
6a 7a
Cause Of Death 1993-11-25   Heart Attack
Death 1993-11-25    
5a 6a
Funeral 1993-11-29 Zion Lutheran Church, Dexter, Iowa, United States  
Burial after 1993-11-29 South Oak Grove Cemetery, Stuart, Iowa, United States  
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Relation to main person Name Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Fritz, William Benedict
Mother Shumaker, Emma
    Brother     Fritz, William Arlie
    Brother     Fritz, Walter
    Brother     Fritz, Clarence Edwin
    Sister     Fritz, Caroline Ellen
    Sister     Fritz, Florence Evelyn
         Fritz, Gertrude Alice



Gertrude's obituary does not mention any children, but does mention two nieces and two nephews still living at her death in 1993.



  1. Fritz, William Benedict
    1. Shumaker, Emma
      1. Fritz, William Arlie
      2. Fritz, Walter
      3. Fritz, Clarence Edwin
      4. Fritz, Caroline Ellen
      5. Fritz, Florence Evelyn
      6. Fritz, Gertrude Alice


Source References

  1. Iowa, Births and Christenings Index, 1857-1947
      • Page: FHL Film Number: 1065288
      • Citation:

        Name: Gertrude Alice Fritz
        Birth Date: 12 Jul 1912
        Birth Place: Iowa, United States
        Father's Name: Wm B Fritz
        Mother's name: Emma Shumaker
        FHL Film Number: 1065288


  2. 1915 Iowa State Census
      • Date: 1915-06-01
      • Page: Roll: IA1915_319
  3. 1920 United States Federal Census
      • Date: 1920-01-05
      • Page: Roll: T625_499; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 35; Image: 520
  4. 1930 United States Federal Census
      • Date: 1930-04-01
      • Page: Roll: 666; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 19; Image: 1000.0; FHL microfilm: 2340401
  5. Social Security Death Index
      • Page: 480-42-1182; Gertrude Alice (Fritz) Brinton
      • Citation:

        Name: Gertrude A. Brinton
        SSN: 480-42-1182
        Last Residence: 50070 Dexter, Dallas, Iowa, United States of America
        Born: 12 Jul 1912
        Died: Nov 1993
        State (Year) SSN issued: Iowa (1955)

  6. Earlham Library Collection
      • Page: Obituary for Gertrude Alice (Fritz) Brinton
      • Citation:

        Earlham Library Obituaries, November 1993
        Earlham, Iowa

        Gertrude Brinton, Dexter

        Gertrude Alice "Gertie" Brinton, 81, died November 25, 1993 of a heart attack. Services were November 29, 1993 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Dexter with the Rev. Linden Wendzel officiating. Burial was at the South Oak Grove Cemetery in Stuart.

        She was born July 12, 1912 to William B. and Emma Shumacher Fritz. She married Kenneth Brinton on February 7, 1948. She was a lifelong member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Dexter. She worked in the lunch room at the school in Dexter.

        She has preceded in death by her parents and five brothers and sisters.

        Surviving relatives include her husband; two nieces and two nephews.

      • Date: 1951-02-00
      • Page: Obituary for William Benedict Fritz
      • Source text:

        Earlham Library Collection
        February 1951


        William Benedict Fritz son of Christian and Mary Ellen Fritz was born at Blakesburg, Iowa, July 12, 1864, and passed away at Dexter, February 13, 1951 at the age of 86 years, seven months and one day.

        He moved to Orilla, Iowa with his parents when he was quite young and it was at Pleasant Ridge, a country church near there, that he became a member of the Methodist church. Later his membership was transferred to the Penn Center Methodist church and from there he transferred to the Dexter Methodist church and continued in that faith at the time of his death.

        He with his parents, moved to the Penn Center neighborhood in Madison county in 1888 and lived there eleven years.

        On March 18, 1897 he was united in marriage to Emma Shumaker. To this union, six children were born, three sons and three daughters. He was preceded in death by his wife and two sons.

        In 1899 he moved to a farm one mile south of Dexter where he lived 45 years. At the age of 80 he had the misfortune of losing his eye sight and because of this he moved to his present home in Dexter in 1945 and has made his home with his daughter Gertrude.

        Surviving him are four children, a son, Arlie of Perry, Iowa; Mrs. Calla Couch of Dexter; Mrs. Evelyn Dennis of Boone, Iowa; Mrs. Gertrude Brinton of Dexter and five grandchildren. Also two brothers survive Frank of Earlham and Fred of Van Meter.

        The funeral service for Mr. Fritz was held Friday, February 16th at his home and from his church with the pastor officiating. What was mortal of our departed brother and friend was tenderly laid to rest at the Dexter cemetery under a blanket of beautiful flowers.

  7. Oak Grove Cemetery
      • Page: Gravestone of Gertrude A (Fritz) and Kenneth H Brinton