Bertha L. Gosnell

May 1890–15 February 1961 (Age 70)
Greenville, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Bertha L.

When Bertha L. Gosnell was born in May 1890, in Greenville, South Carolina, United States, her father, George Ira Gosnell, was 23 and her mother, Nettie Ann Atkins, was 21. She had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Benjamin Franklin Huff. She lived in O'Neal, Greenville, South Carolina, United States in 1910. She died on 15 February 1961, at the age of 70, and was buried in Woodlawn Memorial Park, Greenville, Greenville, South Carolina, United States.

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Benjamin Franklin Huff
Bertha L. Gosnell
James Wallace Huff
Frankie Elizabeth Huff

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    James Wallace Huff


    Frankie Elizabeth Huff


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 8

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.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 19

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

Irish: from an Irish adaptation (Góiséir) of English Hosier , the name of a family in Munster in the late 16th century.

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

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  • Bertha L Gosnell in household of George G Gosnell, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Bertha L. Gosnell - Government record: birth-name: Bertha L. Gosnell

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