Bertha Cameron

24 April 1874–
Mecosta, Mecosta, Michigan, United States

The Life of Bertha

When Bertha Cameron was born on 24 April 1874, in Mecosta, Mecosta, Michigan, United States, her father, Andrew Barton Cameron, was 31 and her mother, Hester Ann Decker, was 27.

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Family Time Line

Andrew Barton Cameron
1842–1922
Hester Ann Decker
1847–1907
Georgia Ann Cameron
1867–1923
Katherine E. Cameron
1870–1921
Ella Mae Cameron
1872–1949
Bertha Cameron
1874–
Fred Cameron
1876–
James L Cameron
1879–1883
Ada Bell Cameron
1882–
James M Cameron
1884–1886
Ethyl Tiny Cameron
1888–

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World Events (3)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

Age 1

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 5

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.

Name Meaning

Scottish:1. as a Highland clan name it is from a nickname from Gaelic cam ‘crooked’, ‘bent’ + sròn ‘nose’. 2. in the Lowlands it is also a habitational name from any of various places called Cameron, especially in Fife.

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

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  • Bertha Cameron, "Michigan Births, 1867-1902"
  • Bertha Cameron, "Michigan, Births and Christenings, 1775-1995"

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