Bertha Alta Lewis

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

The Life 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 10 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

Spouse and Children

1 January 1898


    Burrell Crook


    Myrtle Velma Crook



Parents and Siblings



    Wilbur Leroy Lewis


    Arthur Ernest Lewis


    George Elmer Lewis



    John Leonard Lewis


+3 More Children

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

Like the French name Louis, which is derived from Ludovicus, from the Old German name Ludwig. A root is "lautwig," meaning illustrious warrior. From this name come the old female names Lewes and Lewisa, from whence comes the modern name Louisa. Louise is a French form of Lewis. Liusaidh is a Gaelic form of Louisa. Luthais is a Gaelic form of Lewis. Loeys is an Anglo-Norman form of Lewis.

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Sources (3)

  • Bertha Crook in household of John H Crook, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Bertha A Crook in household of Laurinda Lewis, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Bertha A Crook in household of John H Crook, "United States Census, 1930"

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