Bertha Emma Kephart

1 October 1891–28 March 1985 (Age 93)
Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States

The Life of Bertha Emma

When Bertha Emma Kephart was born on 1 October 1891, in Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States, her father, Alonzo Willard Kephart, was 30 and her mother, Sarah Elizabeth Breon, was 30. She married Lorenz ( Lawrence) Walter Ocken in 1910, in Stanislaus, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Modesto, Stanislaus, California, United States for about 10 years and Modesto Judicial Township, Stanislaus, California, United States in 1940. She died on 28 March 1985, in San Jose, Santa Clara, California, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Oak Hill, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Lorenz ( Lawrence) Walter Ocken
Bertha Emma Kephart
Marriage: 1910
Merl Walter OCKEN

Spouse and Children

Stanislaus, California, United States


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

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.
1897 · Seattle Grows Quickly

Age 6

The Klondike gold rush started in 1896 in Canada, but by 1897 as miners started moving and following the gold it caused for Seattle to rapidly grow as more miners joined the search for gold.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 25

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Gebhardt .

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

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  • Bertha E Ocken in household of Lorenz W Ocken, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Bertha E Ocken in household of Lorenz W Ocken, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Bertha E Ocken in household of Lorenz W Ocken, "United States Census, 1920"

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