Bert Wesley Prettyman

25 October 1897–
Illinois, United States

The Life of Bert Wesley

When Bert Wesley Prettyman was born on 25 October 1897, in Illinois, United States, his father, John Riley Prettyman, was 39 and his mother, Mary Catherine Gumley, was 36. He lived in Kerton Township, Fulton, Illinois, United States in 1900 and McClain, Oklahoma, United States in 1910.

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Family Time Line

John Riley Prettyman
Mary Catherine Gumley
Ida Mabel Prettyman
Alice Lydia Prettyman
Clarence Grover Prettyman
Bertha Mary Prettyman
Jesse Walter Prettyman
Winnie Elsie Prettyman
Bert Wesley Prettyman
Fred David Prettyman
Hanna Elizabeth Prettyman

Parents and Siblings

    John Riley Prettyman


    Mary Catherine Gumley




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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Age 10

Oklahoma is the 46th state.

Age 32

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

English (East Anglia): elaborated form of Pretty , or an occupational name for a servant of someone called Pretty.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bertie W Prettyman in household of John R Prettyman, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Bert Prettyman in household of John R Prettyman, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Bert Prettyman, "Oklahoma, School Records, 1895-1936"

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