Bertha Watkins Brownback

23 August 1889–23 April 1965 (Age 75)
Centerville, Linn, Kansas, United States

The Life of Bertha Watkins

When Bertha Watkins Brownback was born on 23 August 1889, in Centerville, Linn, Kansas, United States, her father, Jacob Malin Brownback, was 40 and her mother, Mary Lavina Malin, was 34. She lived in Centerville Township, Linn, Kansas, United States for about 30 years. She died on 23 April 1965, in Centerville, Linn, Kansas, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Centerville, Linn, Kansas, United States.

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Jacob Malin Brownback
Mary Lavina Malin
Margaret Nellie Brownback
William Henry Brownback
Norman Lawrence Brownback
Bertha Watkins Brownback
Lester Cleveland Brownback

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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 1

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 20

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

Americanized form of the German surname Braunbach, a topographic name from Middle High German braun ‘brown’ + bach ‘stream’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Bertha Brownback in household of J M Brownback, "Kansas State Census, 1915"
  • Bertha N Brownback in household of Mary L Brownback, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Bertha W Brownback in household of Mary L Brownback, "United States Census, 1930"

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