Bertha Bell MacFarlane

10 April 1904–30 August 1958 (Age 54)
Hartford, Windsor, Vermont, United States

The Life of Bertha Bell

When Bertha Bell MacFarlane was born on 10 April 1904, in Hartford, Windsor, Vermont, United States, her father, Almon M. "Amos" McFarland, was 36 and her mother, Lillian May Elmer, was 25. She married Richard Albert Anderson on 30 June 1925, in St. Albans, Franklin, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in St. Albans, Franklin, Vermont, United States for about 10 years and Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States in 1940. She died on 30 August 1958, at the age of 54, and was buried in Lindenhurst, Babylon, Suffolk, New York, United States.

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Richard Albert Anderson
Bertha Bell MacFarlane
Marriage: 30 June 1925
Gloria June Anderson
Raymond Earl Anderson
Richard Albert Anderson

Spouse and Children

30 June 1925
St. Albans, Franklin, Vermont, United States


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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

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.
1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World

Age 9

At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 15

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

Scottish: see McFarlane .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Bertha Ginocchio in household of John Ginocchio, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Bertha B Anderson in household of Richard A Anderson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Bertha Mc Farlane in household of Almon Mc Farlane, "United States Census, 1910"

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