Bertha Almyra Dewitt

1 March 1883–14 May 1966 (Age 83)
Saint Johns, St. Johns, Clinton, Michigan Territory, United States

The Life of Bertha Almyra

When Bertha Almyra Dewitt was born on 1 March 1883, in Saint Johns, St. Johns, Clinton, Michigan Territory, United States, her father, Solon Eugene DeWitt, was 27 and her mother, Sarah Eliza Wilkins, was 21. She married George Oscar Vaughan on 18 May 1901, in St. Johns, Clinton, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 8 daughters. She lived in Perry, Shiawassee, Michigan, United States in 1920 and St. Johns, Clinton, Michigan, United States in 1930. In 1900, at the age of 17, her occupation is listed as servant in Bingham Township, Clinton, Michigan, United States. She died on 14 May 1966, in Owosso, Shiawassee, Michigan, United States, at the age of 83.

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Family Time Line

George Oscar Vaughan
Bertha Almyra Dewitt
Marriage: 18 May 1901
Lennah Emma Zella Vaughan
Harold Vaughan
Kenneth Vaughan
Ezma Lucile Vaughan
Llewella Carol Vaughan
Pearl F Vaughn
Mabel A Vaughn
Evabelle B Vaughn
Harold J Vaughan

Spouse and Children

18 May 1901
St. Johns, Clinton, Michigan, United States


    Lennah Emma Zella Vaughan



    Ezma Lucile Vaughan


    Llewella Carol Vaughan


    Pearl F Vaughn


+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+1 More Child

World Events (8)


Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1887 · The Bagley Memorial Fountain

Age 4

"The Bagley Memorial Fountain was erected in 1887 with funds from the estate of John Judson Bagley. Bagley's will ordered the construction of the drinking fountain which would provide the people of Detroit ""water cold and pure as the coldest mountain stream."" H.H. Richards was the architect for the Romanesque-style, pink granite, lionhead fountain. It is engraved with the words, ""TESTAMENTARY GIFT FOR THE PEOPLE FROM JOHN JUDSON BAGLEY A.D. MDCCCLXXXVII""."
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 23

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

German: habitational name from any of numerous places so named, for example in Altmark, Mecklenburg, and Saxony.

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

Sources (3)

  • Bertha Dewitt in household of William Barnes, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Bertha A Dewitt in household of Dell Dikeman, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Bertha Vaughan, "United States Census, 1940"

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