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Cayce, Gertrude Evans



  • Existence: 1880 - 1945

Gertrude Evans was born on February 22, 1880 to Samuel T. and Elizabeth Salter Evans in Christian County, Kentucky. She was the granddaughter of H.P. Salter, a prominent architectural-builder.

Edgar Cayce began coming regularly to see Gertrude following a lawn party to which he was invited on their first meeting. He became friends with her brothers Hugh and Lynn. He later worked with them for a short time in his Bowling Green photographic studio.

Edgar and Gertrude married in 1903 after a six and a half year courtship. Their first child, Hugh Lynn Cayce, was born on March 16, 1907.

In 1911, Edgar and Gertrude’s second son, Milton Cayce, died in infancy. Overcome by grief, Gertrude becomes gravely depressed and severely ill with tuberculosis. Doctors were convinced that no treatment would save her. So with hesitation, Gertrude sought Edgar’s help. After doctors applied the remedies from her reading, Gertrude slowly returned to full health. This dramatically changed Gertrude’s views on her husbands’ abilities.

On February 9, 1917, Edgar and Gertrude’s son Edgar Evans Cayce was born.

Gertrude, through the readings, was recognized as the person most fitted to guide the suggestions for Edgar Cayce’s psychic work as the conductor. The readings improved in accuracy, depth, and range.

In September of 1925, the family moved to Virginia Beach.The family entertained a growing stream of visitors and took time out twice each day to give Edgar the suggestions for the readings.

Gertrude Evans Cayce died on April 1, 1945.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Cayce Family Collection

Identifier: Coll. 1
Scope and Contents The collection is primarily composed of paper materials, including correspondence, legal papers, and publications. Other materials include artifacts, certificates, news clippings, photographs, and audio-visual materials. The Hugh Lynn Cayce series comprises the majority of the collection.
Dates: 1855 - 2013

Congress publications, 1936

Identifier: Folder 10:16
Scope and Contents From the Collection: This collection consists of administrative records, publications, research data, and audio-visual materials that document the development and activities of the Association for Research and Enlightenment in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Dates: 1936