Bertha Mitton

21 January 1893–3 June 1979 (Age 86)
Wellsville, Cache, Utah Territory, United States

The Life of Bertha

When Bertha Mitton was born on 21 January 1893, in Wellsville, Cache, Utah Territory, United States, her father, Edwin Thurkle Mitton Jr, was 30 and her mother, Violet Jane Hill, was 27. She married Benjamin Harrison Deal on 6 August 1913. She lived in Salt Lake City Ward 2, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1910 and Salt Lake City Ward 5, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1920. She died on 3 June 1979, in Sonoma, California, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Oak Mound Cemetery, Healdsburg, Sonoma, California, United States.

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Benjamin Harrison Deal
Bertha Mitton
Marriage: 6 August 1913

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6 August 1913

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

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.
1896 · Utah becomes a state

Age 3

After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition, that all forms of polygamy were to be banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 23

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.

Name Meaning

English:1. topographic name for someone who lived in the center of a village, from Middle English midde ‘mid’+ toun ‘village’, ‘town’. 2. habitational name from places in Lancashire, Worcestershire, and West Yorkshire, so named in Old English as ‘farmstead at a river confluence’, from (ge)mȳðe ‘river confluence’ + tūn ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bertha Milton in household of Edwin T Milton, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Bertha Deal in household of Benjamin H Deal, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Bertha Deal in entry for Benjamin Harrison Deal, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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