Bertha June McConnell

31 May 1894–December 1985 (Age 91)
Port Byron, Rock Island, Illinois, United States

The Life of Bertha June

When Bertha June McConnell was born on 31 May 1894, in Port Byron, Rock Island, Illinois, United States, her father, Joseph Henry McConnell, was 39 and her mother, Emma Melvina Filbert, was 32. She married Byrlen Leasure Simpson from 1930 to 1940. She died in December 1985, in Coe Township, Rock Island, Illinois, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Rock Island, Rock Island, Illinois, United States.

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Byrlen Leasure Simpson
1887–1973
Bertha June McConnell
1894–1985
Marriage: from 1930 to 1940

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
from 1930 to 1940

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 16

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 24

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Dhomhnuill ‘son of Domhnall’ ( see McDonald ).2 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Conaill ‘son of Conall’, a personal name probably composed of the elements con, an inflected form of ‘hound’ or ‘wolf’, + gal ‘valor’. This was borne by many early chieftains and warriors of Ireland, including the Ulster hero Conall Cearnach, and one of the two sons of Niall of the Nine Hostages, who gave his name to Tir Conaill ‘Conall's land’, otherwise known as County Donegal. It was further popularized by the fame of a 7th-century Irish saint, abbot of Inis Caoil.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bertha J Mcconnell in household of Joseph H Mcconnell, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Bertha Simpson in household of *Y?Len Simpson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Bertha Mcconnell in household of Joseph H Mcconnell, "United States Census, 1900"

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