Bernice Helen Waters

25 June 1922–18 April 2009 (Age 86)
Negaunee, Marquette, Michigan, United States

The Life of Bernice Helen

When Bernice Helen Waters was born on 25 June 1922, in Negaunee, Marquette, Michigan, United States, her father, William Gordon Waters, was 29 and her mother, Laura Louisa Winifred Williams, was 25. She married Jack David Williams on 29 June 1946, in Negaunee, Marquette, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 18 April 2009, in Orem, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Michigamme, Marquette, Michigan, United States.

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Jack David Williams
Bernice Helen Waters
Marriage: 29 June 1946
David John Williams

Spouse and Children

29 June 1946
Negaunee, Marquette, Michigan, United States


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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 1

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1923 · The Last Indian War

Age 1

The Posey War was to be considered the final Indian War in American history. It was a minor conflict, but it involved a mass exodus of Ute and Paiute from their land around current day Bluff, Utah. The natives were led by a chief named Posey, hence the name, who took his people into the mountains to try and escape his pursuers. The war ended after a skirmish at Comb Ridge. Posey was badly wounded, and his band was taken to a prisoner-of-war camp in Blanding. When Posey's death was confirmed by the authorities, the prisoners were released and given land allotments to farm and raise livestock.
1945 · Peace in a Post War World

Age 23

The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from an altered form of the personal name Walter .2 English: variant of Water 2.3 Irish: when not the English surname, an Anglicized form of various Gaelic names taken to be derived from uisce ‘water’ ( see for example Haskin , Hiskey , Tydings ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bernice Watters in household of W Gordon Watters, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Berenice Waters in household of W Gordon Waters, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Bernice H Waters in entry for Jack D Williams, "Michigan Obituaries, 1820-2006"

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