Mary Bertha May Dufore

28 February 1887–16 February 1954 (Age 66)
Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Mary Bertha May

When Mary Bertha May Dufore was born on 28 February 1887, in Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, United States, her father, Joseph Dufore, was 24 and her mother, Elizabeth Rochel, was 17. She married Charles Anton Herliska (Hrdlicka) on 15 January 1910, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Civil District 8, Weakley, Tennessee, United States in 1940. She died on 16 February 1954, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Hillside, Cook, Illinois, United States.

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Charles Anton Herliska (Hrdlicka)
Mary Bertha May Dufore
Marriage: 15 January 1910
Elisabeth Marie Herliska
Francis Herliska
Rosalie Helen Herliska
Ruth Marie Herliska
John Charles Herliska
Roland Herliska
Ronald Herliska
John Herliska

Spouse and Children

    Charles Anton Herliska (Hrdlicka)



15 January 1910
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States



    Francis Herliska


    Rosalie Helen Herliska



    John Charles Herliska


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Dufore


    Elizabeth Rochel




+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1892 · The Masonic Temple Building

Age 5

The Masonic Temple Building was a skyscraper built in Chicago and from 1895 to 1920 it was the tallest building in Chicago. The building featured a central court surrounded by shops on nine floors. On top of the shops there were meeting rooms that were also used as theaters. In 1939 the Masonic Temple was demolished, and a Walgreens drug store was erected in its place. 
1905 · The Industrial Workers of the World

Age 18

The Industrial Workers of the World was founded after a convention was held by radical trade unionists from all over the United States who opposed the policies of the American Federation of Labor. The IWW opposed the American Federation of Labor's acceptance of capitalism and its refusal to include unskilled workers in craft unions. The convention took place on June 24 and was referred by the workers as the Industrial Congress or the Industrial Union Convention. The IWW aimed to promote worker solidarity in the revolutionary struggle to overthrow the employing class.

Name Meaning

French: patronymic meaning ‘son of the strong one’ or ‘son of someone called Fort’, from fort ‘strong’ ( see Fort ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Herliska in household of Charles Herliska, "United States Census, 1940"
  • May Du Fore in household of Joseph Du Fore, "Wisconsin State Census, 1905"
  • May Hardlicka in household of Charles Hardlicka, "United States Census, 1920"

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