Bertha Boyington

Brief Life History of Bertha

When Bertha Boyington was born on 14 February 1869, in Prentiss Plantation, Penobscot, Maine, United States, her father, Elias William Boyington Sr, was 49 and her mother, Mary Jane Thombs, was 44. She married Jesse E Osgood on 6 April 1889, in Prentiss Plantation, Penobscot, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Greenbush, Penobscot, Maine, United States in 1900 and Oakland, Kennebec, Maine, United States for about 28 years. She died on 13 February 1959, in Waterville, Kennebec, Maine, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Oakland, Kennebec, Maine, United States.

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John Carter
Bertha Boyington
Marriage: 11 August 1894
Henry Carter
Fred Carter
June Madeline Carter
Raymond Carter
Elmer LeRoy Carter
Kenneth Walter Carter

Sources (23)

  • Bertha Ellis in household of Elmer E Ellis, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Bertha Boyington, "Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"
  • Bertha Boynton, "Maine, Marriage Index, 1892-1966, 1977-1996"

World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

1870 · Giving all the right to vote

The Act was an extension of the Fifteenth Amendment, that prohibited discrimination by state offices in voter registration. It also helped empower the President with the authority to enforce the first section of the Fifteenth Amendment throughout the United States. Being the first of three Enforcement Acts passed by the Congress, it helped combat attacks on the suffrage rights of African Americans.

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

English (Nottinghamshire): variant of Boynton .

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

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