Bertha VanDyke

28 October 1882–24 January 1970 (Age 87)
Oceana, Michigan, United States

The Life of Bertha

When Bertha VanDyke was born on 28 October 1882, in Oceana, Michigan, United States, her father, Jacob Van Dyke, was 34 and her mother, Carrie Stanbery, was 22. She married William David Phillips on 4 November 1907, in Muskegon, Muskegon, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Wyoming, Kent, Michigan, United States in 1930 and Wyoming Township, Kent, Michigan, United States for about 5 years. She died on 24 January 1970, in Grandville, Kent, Michigan, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Whitehall, Muskegon, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

William David Phillips
Bertha VanDyke
Marriage: 4 November 1907
Beatrice A Phillips
Melvin D Phillips
Darrel E Phillips

Spouse and Children

4 November 1907
Muskegon, Muskegon, Michigan, United States


    Beatrice A Phillips


    Melvin D Phillips


    Darrel E Phillips


Parents and Siblings


    Carrie Stanbery




+4 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 4

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

Age 5

"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 24

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

Dutch: topographic name for someone who lived by any of the many thousands of dikes in the Netherlands (Middle Dutch dike ‘dike’), or a habitational name for someone from any of the many places in Belgium and the Netherlands called Dijk, Dijke, or Dyck, named with this word.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bertha Philips in household of William Philips, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Bertha Van Dyke in household of Frank H Covell, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Bertha Phillips in household of William Phillips, "United States Census, 1940"

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