Bertha Lee Highsmith

9 December 1915–1994 (Age 78)
Jeff-Davis Co., Ga

The Life of Bertha Lee

Bertha Lee Highsmith was born on 9 December 1915, in Jeff Davis, Georgia, United States. She married Martin Jarman Spell on 17 June 1934. She died in 1994, at the age of 79.

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Martin Jarman Spell
1913–1980
Bertha Lee Highsmith
1915–1994
Marriage: 17 June 1934

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
17 June 1934
Jeff-Davis Co., Ga

World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1922 · Women Granted the Right to Vote

Age 7

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.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 22

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a smith, with the distinguishing epithet high, probably denoting one whose forge was at a higher location than another nearby smith.

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

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