John Elvis Bertram

10 June 1890–2 January 1971 (Age 80)
Kentucky, United States

The Life Summary of John Elvis

When John Elvis Bertram was born on 10 June 1890, in Kentucky, United States, his father, Ahile Bertram, was 29 and his mother, Eliza Denney, was 26. He married Zona Alice Beaty on 20 February 1911, in Clinton, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Magisterial District 5 Illwill, Clinton, Kentucky, United States in 1900 and Magisterial District 2 Hayes, Clinton, Kentucky, United States for about 30 years. He registered for military service in 1918. He died on 2 January 1971, in Clinton, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Clinton, Kentucky, United States.

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John Elvis Bertram
Zona Alice Beaty
Marriage: 20 February 1911
Gilbert Reed Bertram

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  • Marriage
    20 February 1911Clinton, Kentucky, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1892 · The Radio is invented
    Age 2
    Kentucky native Nathan Stubblefield invented the radio in 1892
    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 6
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
    1912 · The Girl Scouts
    Age 22
    Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

    Name Meaning

    German, English (mainly in southeastern Scotland, of Norman origin), French, and Danish: from the ancient Germanic personal name Bertram, composed of the elements berht ‘bright, famous’ + hramn ‘raven’. The raven was the bird of Odin, king of the gods, in ancient Germanic mythology. The personal name was common in France throughout the Middle Ages (especially in the form Bertrand ), where its popularity was increased by the fame of the troubadour Bertrand de Born (c. 1140–1214). The name was taken to England by the Normans in the forms Bertran(d), Bertram, and Bartram.

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

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    Sources (12)

    • J E Bertram, "United States Census, 1940"
    • J. E. Bertram, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
    • John Elvis Bertram, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

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