Bertha Alta Lewis

Female28 January 1879–23 September 1970

Brief Life History 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

Sources (18)

  • Bertha A Crook, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Bertha A Kirk in household of John H Kirk, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Bertha Lewis in entry for Gerald Forrest Crook and Zola May Rea Beardmore, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 January 1898
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

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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

    English: from the Middle English, Old French personal name Lewis, Leweis, Lowis, from ancient Germanic (originally West Frankish) Hludwig (itself from hlōd- ‘fame, famous’ + wīg- ‘battle’). This was Latinized as Ludovicus and Chlodovisus, which were gallicized as Clovis or Clouis, French Louis. The name may also appear as Lawis, Laweys, Lawes, by unrounding of the vowel of Lowis on the analogy of the variation between Low and Law as pet forms of Middle English Lourence alias Laurence. This surname is also very common among African Americans. See Laws 2 and compare Lawrence .

    Welsh: adopted for the Welsh personal name Llywelyn (see Llewellyn ).

    Irish: shortened 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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