Gertrude Ederle

Queen of the Waves, Trudy, America's Best Girl
Birth Name:
Gertrude Caroline Ederle
Birth Date:
October 23, 1905
Birth Place:
Manhattan, New York
Death Date:
November 30, 2003
Place of Death:
Wyckoff, New Jersey
Cause of Death:
Natural Causes
Cemetery Name:
Woodlawn Cemetery
Claim to Fame:
Gertrude Caroline Ederle was an American competition swimmer, Olympic champion, and former world record-holder in five events. On August 6, 1926, she became the first woman to swim across the English Channel. Among other nicknames, the press sometimes called her "Queen of the Waves".

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Woodlawn Cemetery

4199 Webster Avenue

Bronx, New York, 10470


North America


Grave Location:

Locust, Section 88

Grave Location Description

As you drive through the main entrance off Jerome Avenue, continue straight on Central Avenue until you come to Lawn Avenue. Turn left on Lawn Avenue (with the massive lawn area and Jay Gould mausoleum on your right. Drive 300 feet and stop and look to your left, four rows from the road, for the bench-shaped monument for the final resting place of Gertrude Ederle.

Grave Location GPS

40.891974, -73.872243



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