Bertha Mae West

14 May 1920–14 April 1953 (Age 32)
Cartecay, Gilmer, Georgia, United States

The Life of Bertha Mae

When Bertha Mae West was born on 14 May 1920, in Cartecay, Gilmer, Georgia, United States, her father, Jonathan Christenberry West, was 44 and her mother, Mary Malinda Reece, was 35. She married Robert Allen Kincaid on 2 November 1947, in Ellijay, Gilmer, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died on 14 April 1953, in Eufaula, Barbour, Alabama, United States, at the age of 32, and was buried in Gilmer, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Allen Kincaid
Bertha Mae West
Marriage: 2 November 1947
Juanita Carol Kincaid
David L. Kincaid

Spouse and Children

2 November 1947
Ellijay, Gilmer, Georgia, United States


    Juanita Carol Kincaid


    David L. Kincaid


Parents and Siblings



    Macon Leonard West


    Stella Artilla West



    Lois Ecklee West



+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1922 · Women Granted the Right to Vote

Age 2

The 19th Amendment, which allowed women the right to vote, was passed and became federal law on August 26, 1920. Georgia law prevented women from voting until 1922. The amendment wasn’t officially ratified until 1970.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 3

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Age 11

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

English and German: from Middle English, Middle High German west ‘west’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived to the west of a settlement, or a regional name for someone who had migrated from further west.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • Bertha M West in household of Jonathan C West, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Bertha Mae Kincaid, "Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974"

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