Bertha Beatrice Higginbottom

about 1875–
Pana, Christian, Illinois, United States

The Life of Bertha Beatrice

When Bertha Beatrice Higginbottom was born about 1875, in Pana, Christian, Illinois, United States, her father, James Isaac Higginbottom, was 30 and her mother, Mary Jane Seitz, was 30. She married Robert Melvin Murray in 1893, in Christian, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Burdine Township, Texas, Missouri, United States in 1940.

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Robert Melvin Murray
Bertha Beatrice Higginbottom
Marriage: 1893
Helen Marie Murray
Robert Sydney Murray
Joseph Murray

Spouse and Children

Christian, Illinois, United States


    Helen Marie Murray


    Robert Sydney Murray


    Joseph Murray


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 0

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1877 · The First Workers Strike

Age 2

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 31

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

Northern English: variant of Higginbotham .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bertha Murray in household of Robert M Murray, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Bertha B Murray in household of Robert M Murray, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Bertha Murray in household of Robt M Murray, "United States Census, 1920"

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