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Cullen, Gertrude Louise

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  • Name Cullen, Gertrude Louise 
    Born 3 Aug 1904  Los Nietos, Los Angeles, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Census 11 May 1910  Fullerton, Orange, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Census 30 Jan 1920  Brea, Orange, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Listed as "Louise"
    Census 18 Apr 1930  Bakersfield, Kern, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    1930 Federal Census--Bakersfield, Kern, California, U.S.A.
    Died 20 Jun 1997  Brea, Orange, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • "Louise Bleininger was born August 3, 1904 in Los Nietos, Calif. She had 5 brot hers and 2 sisters. She grew up in a small oilfield lease house in Olinda. She went to grade school in Olinda and high school at Fullerton High School. She al so went a few years at Fullerton Jr. College. Her only work experience was for a short time at Brea-Olinda High School. Most of her life was spent in Olinda e xcept for 2 short moves back to Logansport, Indiana where her parents were orig inally from. Her family settled back in Olinda. Louise used to ride the cable c ar from Rose Drive to Los Angeles with her mother and her sisters, Jane and Kat e. She met Bud through her brother and married on January 4, 1929. Except for a few years during the depression, Bud and Louise lived in a lease house in Olin da.

      "They had two children, Ron and Marilyn. Louise was a loving, caring mot her. When Marilyn was ready to go into high school, Louise packed up the house and told Bud that they were moving into town--Brea. This was a major decision, as their rent on their oilfield house, with all utilities included, was $27.00 a month. Louise was 55 when she decided she needed her drivers license. She wou ld walk 4 blocks to Brea Blvd. to catch the city bus to Fullerton Jr. College i n the evening to attend her driving class. After she received her license to dr ive she became very active in the community. She joined the Republican Womans C lub, the Brea Book Club and took ceramic lessons. She made beautiful ceramic pi eces and gave all of the family holiday and house decorations which we will alw ays treasure.

      "In her 70's she started driving senior citizens to the grocer y stores, and helped deliver Meals On Wheels. She continued to drive until she was 90, at which time the DMV wouldn't pass her on her driving test because she wouldn't go 50 MPH on Imperial. The DMV told her that if she took driving less ons she could retake her test, but she always said there was nothing wrong with her driving and wouldn't take the lessons.

      "One of Louise's favorite events was the Olinda old timers picnic each year at the Carbon Canyon Regional Park. She won awards for being the oldest "girl" and having the most family present. Louise loved her family very much. She was very close to her grandchildren, an d great-grandchildren, she never forgot a birthday, anniversary or special occa sion for each of them."

      Composed from biographical sketches by Ron Bleininge r and Paula (Bleininger) Lusk
    Person ID I4555  ReeseFamily
    Last Modified 24 Feb 2010 

    Father Cullen, George Wayne,   b. 6 Sep 1866, Logansport, Cass, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1933, Fullerton, Orange, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Welsh, Winifred,   b. 14 Sep 1871, Logansport, Cass, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sep 1957, Fullerton, Orange, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 1889 
    Family ID F1649  Group Sheet

    Family Bleininger, Andrew Michael,   b. 22 Nov 1904, Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 2000, Brea, Orange, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years) 
    Married 4 Jan 1929  California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Bleininger, Ronald David,   b. 3 Apr 1932, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 2007, Fullerton, Orange, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     2. Bleininger, M.E.
    Last Modified 28 Jul 2016 
    Family ID F1639  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Aug 1904 - Los Nietos, Los Angeles, California, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 11 May 1910 - Fullerton, Orange, California, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 30 Jan 1920 - Brea, Orange, California, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 4 Jan 1929 - California, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 18 Apr 1930 - Bakersfield, Kern, California, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Jun 1997 - Brea, Orange, California, United States Link to Google Earth
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    Gertrude Louise Cullen

  • Sources 
    1. [S95] 1910 U.S. Census T624_90, T624, roll T624_90, Fullerton Township, enumeration district (ED) 46, sheet 17A, p. 90A, dwelling 392 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S102] 1920 U.S.Census T625_123, T625, roll T625_123, Brea Township, enumeration district (ED) 56, sheet 22, p. 226B, dwelling 485 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S103] 1930 U.S. Census T626_121, T626, roll T626_121, Bakersfield, enumeration district (ED) 7, sheet 22B, p. 22B, dwelling 595 (Reliability: 3).




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