Bertha Alta Lewis

28 January 1879–23 September 1970 (Age 91)
Madison, Nebraska, United States

The Life Summary of Bertha Alta

When Bertha Alta Lewis was born on 28 January 1879, in Madison, Nebraska, United States, her father, Leonard Leland Lewis, was 57 and her mother, Lorinda L Rounds, was 40. She married John Harrison Crook on 1 January 1898. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Bonesteel, Gregory, South Dakota, United States in 1910 and Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States for about 20 years. She died on 23 September 1970, in Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Green Hills Memorial Park, Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Harrison Crook
Bertha Alta Lewis
Marriage: 1 January 1898
Burrell Crook
Myrtle Velma Crook
Gerald Forest Crook

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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
Age 2
Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · Electricity Comes to Los Angeles
Age 3
Electricity was first introduced to Los Angeles. The first electric street light had “three carbon-arc lamps of three thousand candle-power” and stood 150 feet tall. 
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor
Age 24
A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

Name Meaning

1 English (but most common in Wales): from Lowis, Lodovicus, a Norman personal name composed of the Germanic elements hlod ‘fame’ + wīg ‘war’. This was the name of the founder of the Frankish dynasty, recorded in Latin chronicles as Ludovicus and Chlodovechus (the latter form becoming Old French Clovis, Clouis, Louis, the former developing into German Ludwig). The name was popular throughout France in the Middle Ages and was introduced to England by the Normans. In Wales it became inextricably confused with 2.2 Welsh: from an Anglicized form of the personal name Llywelyn ( see Llewellyn ).3 Irish and Scottish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Lughaidh ‘son of Lughaidh’. This is one of the most common Old Irish personal names. It is derived from Lugh ‘brightness’, which was the name of a Celtic god.

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

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Sources (17)

  • Bertha A Kirk in household of John H Kirk, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Bertha Crook in household of John H Crook, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Bertha A Crook in household of Laurinda Lewis, "United States Census, 1900"

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