Bertha Agnes Bligh

18 June 1889–14 October 1984 (Age 95)
Logansport, Cass, Indiana, United States

The Life of Bertha Agnes

When Bertha Agnes Bligh was born on 18 June 1889, in Logansport, Cass, Indiana, United States, her father, Martin Joseph Bligh, was 27 and her mother, Elizabeth Anna Kelley, was 27. She married Frank Raymond Osborne on 21 June 1909, in Logansport, Cass, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 14 October 1984, in Kokomo, Howard, Indiana, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Logansport, Cass, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Frank Raymond Osborne
1886–1954
Bertha Agnes Bligh
1889–1984
Marriage: 21 June 1909
James Francis Osborne
1910–2003
John Raymond Osborne
1916–1974
Elizabeth Helen Osborne
1920–1989

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
21 June 1909
Logansport, Cass, Indiana, United States
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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.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 17

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 27

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

1 English: variant of Blythe .2 Irish: Americanized form of the Connacht name Ó Blighe ‘descendant of Blighe’, a personal name probably derived from the Old Norse byname Blígr (from blígja ‘to gaze’).3 Cornish: nickname from Cornish blyth ‘wolf’. Compare Blethen .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bertha A Osborne in household of Frank R Osborne, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Bertha Osborne in household of Frank R Osborne, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Bertha Osborn in household of Frank R Osborn, "United States Census, 1930"

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