Bertha May Aston

26 June 1901–15 March 1951 (Age 49)
American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States

The Life of Bertha May

When Bertha May Aston was born on 26 June 1901, in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, her father, Harry C. Aston, was 28 and her mother, Sarah Matilda Hardman, was 25. She married John Reese Barron on 17 October 1921, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States in 1930 and Salt Lake City Ward 2, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940. She died on 15 March 1951, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Reese Barron
1900–1993
Bertha May Aston
1901–1951
Marriage: 17 October 1921
Gladys Ellen Barron
1923–2012
John Reese Barron Jr
1926–2009
Jackie Barron
1927–
Clifford Leray Barron
1929–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
17 October 1921
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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World Events (8)

1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 1

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.
1902 · The Utah Governor's Mansion

Age 1

Built in 1902, the Utah Governor's Mansion is the official residence of the Governor of Utah and their family. The mansion was built using the finest materials by the finest craftsmen available, resulting in a quality and style like that of Eastern mansions. From 1957 to 1977, the Utah Historical Society occupied the mansion as a library, museum, and office space. In 1977, the residence underwent extensive renovations and was again reopened in 1980. In December 1993, a fire destroyed much of the mansion but, after another restoration, the historic building was restored to its original design with upgrades in case of another disaster threatened the home. It was listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1970.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 15

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. habitational name from any of several places in England called Aston. Most were named from Old English ēast ‘east’ + tūn ‘settlement’. In a few cases the first element is æsc ‘ash tree’. 2. from a Middle English personal name, Astan(us), which is probably a survival of Old English Æðelstān or one of the other names mentioned at Alston .

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

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Story Highlight

Died of an Enlarged Heart

The story that I was told by my mother, Gladys Ellen Barron Elkins about how my grandmother, Bertha May Aston Barron found out about her enlarged heart. Mom and Grandma were shopping in Salt Lake Cit …

Sources (3)

  • Bertha May Aston Barron in household of John Reese Barron, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Bertha Barron in household of John R Barron, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Berrtha May Aston Barron in household of John Reese, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"

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