Bertha L Sharpnack

26 March 1880–11 February 1960 (Age 79)
Rices Landing, Greene, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Bertha L

When Bertha L Sharpnack was born on 26 March 1880, in Rices Landing, Greene, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Samuel S Sharpnack, was 40 and her mother, Elizabeth Moredock, was 40. She married Robert Abrams Covert on 7 May 1901, in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Jefferson Township, Greene, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900 and Luzerne Township, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. She died on 11 February 1960, in Luzerne, Luzerne Township, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 79.

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Robert Abrams Covert
Bertha L Sharpnack
Marriage: 7 May 1901
Ralph S. Covert
Robert Ernest Covert

Spouse and Children

7 May 1901
Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States


    Ralph S. Covert


    Robert Ernest Covert


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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 2

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 21

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Scharpenack, a habitational name from Scharpenacken in Rhineland.

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

Sources (3)

  • Bertha Sharpneck in household of Saml. Sharpneck, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Bertha L Sharpneck in household of Samuel S Sharpneck, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Bertha L Covert in household of Robert A Covert, "United States Census, 1940"

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