Bertha Irene Brothwell

12 March 1873–2 May 1915 (Age 42)
Indianola, Red Willow, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Bertha Irene

When Bertha Irene Brothwell was born on 12 March 1873, in Indianola, Red Willow, Nebraska, United States, her father, David Emery Brothwell, was 39 and her mother, Mary Irene Wildman, was 35. She married Leonard Clapp on 17 January 1889, in Indianola, Red Willow, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 10 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Logan Election Precinct, Howard, Nebraska, United States in 1900 and Greeley, Nebraska, United States in 1910. She died on 2 May 1915, at the age of 42, and was buried in Amity Cemetery, Greeley, Nebraska, United States.

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Family Time Line

Leonard Clapp
Bertha Irene Brothwell
Marriage: 17 January 1889
Leonard Edwin Clapp
Everett Clapp
Frankie Clapp
Georgie Clapp
Paul Clapp
Melissa May Clapp
Harvey Earnest Clapp
Effie Isadora Clapp
Harry Clapp
Vera Jeanette Clapp
Georgie Clapp
Albert Floyd Clapp
Clarence Elmer Clapp
Clara Ellen Clapp
Paul Clapp
Bertha Orvanda Clapp Gordon Watters
Alice Irene Clapp

Spouse and Children

17 January 1889
Indianola, Red Willow, Nebraska, United States


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

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.
1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

Age 2

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.

Age 13

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: habitational name from a place in Lanarkshire named Bothwell, from Middle English both(e) ‘bothy’, ‘small hut’ + well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Bertha Brothwell in household of D E Brothwell, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Bertha Clapp in household of Leonard Clapp, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Bertha Brothwell in household of Elizebeth Lacy, "Nebraska State Census, 1885"

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