A. Bertha Gates

16 August 1869–1966 (Age 96)
Lunenburg, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life of A. Bertha

When A. Bertha Gates was born on 16 August 1869, in Lunenburg, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada, her father, John Gaetz, was 39 and her mother, Mary Jane Shuffleburg, was 21. She married Oscar Godfrey Moström on 14 October 1893, in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States in 1920 and Wareham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States for about 10 years. She died in 1966, in Fairhaven, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 97.

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Family Time Line

Oscar Godfrey Moström
1870–1956
A. Bertha Gates
1869–1966
Marriage: 14 October 1893
Rachel Moström
1889–1985
Stanley Gates Mostron
1894–1894
Harold Augustus Mostrom
1895–1958
Richard Mostrom
1896–
Esther Mostrom
1898–1995
Stanley Moström
1900–
Dan Gordon Mostrom
1900–1989
Miriam Mostrom
1903–1985
Howard Morgan Mostrom
1905–1999
Philip Oscar Mostrom
1907–1932
Christina Mostrom
1908–
Margaret Mostrom
1912–2001

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
14 October 1893
Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
children

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+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1871

Age 2

British Columbia joins the confederation.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 27

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.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived by the gates of a medieval walled town. The Middle English singular gate is from the Old English plural, gatu, of geat ‘gate’ ( see Yates ). Since medieval gates were normally arranged in pairs, fastened in the center, the Old English plural came to function as a singular, and a new Middle English plural ending in -s was formed. In some cases the name may refer specifically to the Sussex place Eastergate (i.e. ‘eastern gate’), known also as Gates in the 13th and 14th centuries, when surnames were being acquired.2 Americanized spelling of German Götz ( see Goetz ).3 Translated form of French Barrière ( see Barriere ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bertha Gaetz in household of John Gaetz, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Aletha A Mostrom in household of Oscar G Mostrom, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Bertha A Mostrom in household of Oscar G Mostrom, "United States Census, 1940"

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