Bertha Bell Bare

July 1884–7 October 1958 (Age 74)
Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Bertha Bell

When Bertha Bell Bare was born in July 1884, in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States, her father, George Valentine Bare, was 25 and her mother, Etta Almeda Staples, was 20. She married Raymond Francis Bird on 27 November 1902, in Grow Township, Anoka, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Grow Township, Anoka, Minnesota, United States in 1905 and Roberts, Jefferson, Idaho, United States in 1920. She died on 7 October 1958, in Seattle, King, Washington, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Seattle, King, Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

Raymond Francis Bird
Bertha Bell Bare
Marriage: 27 November 1902
George F Bird
Virgil M Bird
Frederick Maynard Bird
Vivian V Bird
Lawrence R Bird

Spouse and Children

27 November 1902
Grow Township, Anoka, Minnesota, United States


    George F Bird


    Virgil M Bird


    Frederick Maynard Bird


    Vivian V Bird


    Lawrence R Bird


Parents and Siblings

    George Valentine Bare





World Events (8)


Age 2

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1889 · Washington Becomes a State

Age 5

On November 11, 1889, Washington Territory became Washington State the 42nd state to enter the Union. The state was named in honor of George Washington.

Age 20

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname from Old English bær ‘bare’, which in medieval times in addition to the sense ‘naked’, ‘uncovered’, also meant ‘unarmed’, ‘defenseless’, ‘unconcealed’, ‘destitute’.2 Altered spelling of German Bär ( see Baer ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Bertha Bear, "Minnesota State Census, 1905"
  • Bertha Bird in household of Raymond Bird, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Bertha Bird in household of Raymond Bird, "United States Census, 1930"

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