Bertha Gall

1898–1966 (Age 68)
New Jersey, United States

The Life of Bertha

Bertha Gall was born in 1898, in New Jersey, United States. She married Wiley Bradley Reynolds in 1928, in California, United States. She lived in Kern, California, United States in 1930. She died in 1966, in California, United States, at the age of 68.

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Wiley Bradley Reynolds
1898–1953
Bertha Gall
1898–1966
Marriage: 1928

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1928
California, United States

World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 0

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1903

Age 5

The Public Service Corporation (PSC) was formed on May 6, 1903. The company began as a merger of a power company with four different trolley companies. PSC would ultimately combine with over 400 other companies.
1916

Age 18

During a deadly heat wave, thousands of residents were at the seaside resorts of Jersey Shore. Between July 1 and July 2 of 1916, five different people were attacked by sharks, and four of them ultimately died. Scientific knowledge about sharks was limited at this time, so these tragic incidents started a wave of "shark panic" that was spread by telephone calls, letters, newspapers, and other media.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish, Irish, and English: nickname, of Celtic origin, meaning ‘foreigner’ or ‘stranger’. In the Scottish Highlands the Gaelic term gall was applied to people from the English-speaking lowlands and to Scandinavians; in Ireland the same term was applied to settlers who arrived from Wales and England in the wake of the Anglo-Norman invasion of the 12th century. The surname is also found at an early date in Lincolnshire, where it apparently has a Breton origin, having been introduced by Breton followers of the Norman Conquerors.2 French, German, Polish, Slovak, Czech, Danish, etc.: from a personal name (Gallus in Latin) which was widespread in Europe during the Middle Ages, due to the cult of a 7th-century Irish monk and missionary, St. Gall. He established a Christian settlement to the south of Lake Constance, which became the monastery later known as St. Gallen. His name was taken into Czech as Havel and into Polish as Gaweł, the extra syllable being introduced by analogy with Latin Paulus, which yielded Czech Pavel and Polish Paweł.3 Hungarian (Gáll): variant of Gál ( see Gal ).

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

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Sources (2)

  • Bertha Reynolds in household of Wiley B Reynolds, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mrs W B Reynolds in entry for Wiley Bradley Reynolds, "California, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

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