Charity May Bortz

20 January 1898–1968 (Age 69)
Schellsburg, Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Charity May

When Charity May Bortz was born on 20 January 1898, in Schellsburg, Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Wilbur Fisk Bortz, was 44 and her mother, Louisa Leppert, was 36. She married Francis Willard Squier on 14 August 1920, in Summit, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Napier, Napier Township, Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States in 1910 and Akron, Summit, Ohio, United States for about 10 years. She died in 1968, in Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 70.

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Family Time Line

Francis Willard Squier
Charity May Bortz
Marriage: 14 August 1920
Richard H Squier
Donald R Squier

Spouse and Children

14 August 1920
Summit, Ohio, United States


    Richard H Squier


    Donald R Squier


Parents and Siblings

    Wilbur Fisk Bortz


    Louisa Leppert




+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 7

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 

Age 19

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

1 German: nickname for a little fellow, from Low German dialect word meaning ‘buttocks’, ‘stump’. Compare Boortz .2 Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): habitational name from a place in Lithuania, called Bortsi in Russian.

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

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Sources (3)

  • May Squier in household of Willard Squier, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Charity M Squiers in household of Francis W Squiers, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Charity M Bartz in household of Wilbur F Bartz, "United States Census, 1900"

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