Bertha Applegate

1872–1967 (Age 94)
Scotch Grove, Jones, Iowa, United States

The Life of Bertha

Bertha Applegate was born on 24 August 1872, in Scotch Grove, Jones, Iowa, United States. She married Clarence Palmer Latta about 1898, in Perry, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States in 1920. She died on 7 May 1967, at the age of 94.

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Family Time Line

Bertha Applegate
Clarence Palmer Latta
Marriage: about 1898
Isobel Latta
Marion Latta

Spouse & Children

  • Female1872–1967Female

  • Clarence Palmer Latta


about 1898
Perry, Pennsylvania, United States


  • Isobel Latta


  • Marion Latta


World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 12

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 26

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

Northern English: extremely common variant of Applegarth , in which the less familiar final element has been assimilated to the northern Middle English word gate ‘road’ or to modern English gate.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Bertha E Latta in household of Clarence P Latta, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Bertha Applegate in entry for Elizabeth Latta, "Iowa, Births and Christenings, 1830-1950"
  • Bertha E. Applegate Latta in entry for Elizabeth Latta, "New York, New York City Births, 1846-1909"

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