569: Gertrude Tenderich
Bought the Tampon Patent and the Founded Tampax in 1933
Born: 10 October 1890, Germany
Died: 11 May 1957, Denver, Colorado, United States of America
Full Name: Gertrude Schulte Tenderich Sears
Gertrude became president for the brand as well.
She hired women to manufacture the tampons and two salesmen to help her market them to drugstores in Wyoming and Colorado.
Gertrude also worked with and encouraged nurses to give lectures on the benefits of using tampons.
The company was eventually sold to Johnson and Johnson in 1941.
Find a Grave Marked
A Fun Update...(June 2021):
In late June of 2021, my mother and I took a road trip around some of the closer states to where we live. Along that journey, we were able to stop at the Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery in Wheat Ridge, Colorado, where Gertrude and several members of her family are laid to rest for all eternity, and I was able to snap these photos while we were there.