When Bertha C Garvey was born on 23 January 1870, her father, Samuel Garvey Jr., was 44 and her mother, Sarah Ann Gideon, was 42. She died on 31 July 1873, at the age of 3, and was buried in Mechanicsburg Cemetery, Mechanicsburg, Sangamon, Illinois, United States.
Some characteristic forenames: Irish Brendan, Kieran, Colm, John Patrick, Kilian, Seamus, Sean Patrick.
Irish (Western Ireland and Armagh): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Gairbhshíth ‘descendant of Gairbhshíth’, a personal name from garbh ‘rough, cruel’ + síth ‘peace’. See also McGarvey .