Bertha Lucinda Simpson

16 March 1880–8 October 1974 (Age 94)
Kansas, United States

The Life of Bertha Lucinda

When Bertha Lucinda Simpson was born on 16 March 1880, in Kansas, United States, her father, Doctor Franklin Simpson, was 25 and her mother, Luvina E Culbertson, was 27. She married John Fredrick Leisher on 1 January 1898, in Greenville, Bond, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Turkey Creek Township, Mitchell, Kansas, United States in 1900 and Benton Township, Ellis, Oklahoma, United States for about 30 years. She died on 8 October 1974, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Arnett, Ellis, Oklahoma, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Fredrick Leisher
Bertha Lucinda Simpson
Marriage: 1 January 1898
Lowell Henry Leisher
Eugene Roy Leisher
Elaine E Leisher
Fay Opal Leisher

Spouse and Children

1 January 1898
Greenville, Bond, Illinois, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Doctor Franklin Simpson


    Luvina E Culbertson




+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1881 · Kansas Prohibits Alcoholic Beverages

Age 1

Kansas became the first state to adopt a constitutional amendment which prohibited all alcoholic beverages on February 19, 1881.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 26

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and northern English: patronymic from Sim .2 English: habitational name from any of three places in Devon, so named from Old English personal name Sigewine + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bertha Simpson in household of F Simpson, "Kansas State Census, 1895"
  • Bertha Simpson in household of Frank Simpson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Birtha L Leisher in household of John Leisher, "United States Census, 1900"

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