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Gertrude Tonkonogy

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Gertrude Tonkongy was a playwright and author. She was born around 1908, most likely in New York City. She was one of ten children born to George and Sylvia (some early records have her name as Sadie or Sasha) Tonkonogy, both Russian immigrants. Her father came to America in 1888 at the age of 21 and by 1900 was practicing law in New York City. Her mother immigrated in 1886 at the age of 12 and married George four years later. Gertrude had two famous siblings, George T. Delacorte Jr. Read more...

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