Bertha A J Heacock

Female24 June 1870–12 December 1911

Brief Life History of Bertha A J

When Bertha A J Heacock was born on 24 June 1870, in Spiceland, Spiceland Township, Henry, Indiana, United States, her father, Alfred Weeks Heacock, was 25 and her mother, Sarah Elizabeth DeBord, was 18. She married Robert Edgar Williams on 6 September 1893. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Washington Township, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States for about 5 years and Richland Township, Jasper, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. She died on 12 December 1911, in Grinnell, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States, at the age of 41, and was buried in Sugar Creek Township, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States.

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Robert Edgar Williams
Bertha A J Heacock
Marriage: 6 September 1893
Everett E. Williams
Hazel M. Williams
Lela Williams

Sources (17)

  • Bertha Heacock in entry for Hazel M Williams, "Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939"
  • Bertha A J Hacock in household of Alfred W Hacock, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • Bertha Williams, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 September 1893
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (11)

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    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    1872 · The Amnesty Act

    Age 2

    A federal law which reversed most of the penalties on former Confederate soldiers by the Fourteenth Amendment. The Act affected over 150,000 troops that were a part of the Civil War.

    1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

    Age 12

    A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

    Name Meaning


    from the Middle English personal name Hicock, Hecock, a pet form of Hick (itself a rhyming pet form of Rickard ‘Richard’), and equivalent to Hitchcock . In Hecok the vowel has been lowered and lengthened in the open syllable (a typical development in northern England and the North Midlands), hence the later spelling Heacock. Hicock has generally survived in the variant Hickox .

    post-medieval variant of Haycock .

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

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