Sunday, June 19, 2011

Gertrude Drusilla Funkhouser Paulson (1867-1936)

Gertrude Drusilla Funkhouser Paulson
Photograph and digital image in the possession of Susan Brubaker Knapp

Gertrude Drusilla Funkhouser Paulson
Born: 16 Sept. 1867 in New Brighton, Beaver County, PA
Mother: Catherine Ufferman, 1844-? born in Butler County, PA
Father: Jacob Osmon Funkhouser, 1839-1907, born in Beaver Falls, Beaver County, PA
Married Dec. 8, 1887
Husband: Joseph Fillmore Paulson, born May 21, 1867 in New Brighton, Beaver County, PA
Died : March 8, 1936

Siblings:
Caroline, b. 1863
Samuel Henry, b. 1869
Virginia May, b. 1871
Harvey Allen, b. 1876

Children with Joseph Fillmore Paulson (1867-1957):
Alma Gertrude Paulson, 1889-1970, married Samuel Ellsworth West
Carrie Marie Paulson, 1890-1984, married W. Marshall Cowsert
Lila Catherine Paulson, 1892-1971, married Gabe Thompson
Ruth Mae Paulson, 1894-1970, married John Thomas Wilson
Lois Christine Paulson, 1897-1985, married Seth W. Hulmes
Joseph Osmon Paulson, 1999-1947, married Mildred Irene Jones
Dorothy Eleanor Paulson, 1901-1981, married 1) Lynn McKee Carter and 2) Charlie Brandt
Cromvill (Cromwell?) Paulson, 1904-1979, married Etta Jones
Virginia Elizabeth, died at 8 months

Several times, my mother told me that her mother (Dorothy Paulson Carter) told her the following about Gertrude Drusilla: She loved to read, and was often totally entranced with what she was reading, to the point that her many children were running around the house getting into all sorts of mischief, and she seemed not to notice. I was told many times by my grandmother that I resembled her, both physically, and because of my love of books.
Gertrude Drusilla Funkhouser Paulson
Photo in possession of Ruthann Wilbraham (via Ancestry.com)

Gertrude Drusilla Funkhouser Paulson
Photograph and digital image in the possession of Susan Brubaker Knapp



She is buried with her husband in Grove Cemetery, New Brighton, Pa.

Photo by Mark Brubaker, August 2013

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