Bertha Elizabeth Seeliger

Brief Life History of Bertha Elizabeth

When Bertha Elizabeth Seeliger was born on 19 June 1897, in California, United States, her father, Ludwig Maurice Seeliger, was 37 and her mother, Anna Eva Kelterer, was 21. She married Chauncey Forward Cooper on 30 November 1922, in San Francisco, California, United States. She lived in San Francisco, California, United States in 1920 and Alameda, Alameda, California, United States in 1930. She died on 1 January 1986, in Alameda, California, United States, at the age of 88.

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Family Time Line

Chauncey Forward Cooper
1892–1976
Bertha Elizabeth Seeliger
1897–1986
Marriage: 30 November 1922

Sources (10)

  • Bertha F Cooper, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Bertha Elizabeth Cooper, "California, Death Index, 1940-1997"
  • Bertha E Cooper in entry for Chauncey F Cooper and Ted Chauncey, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: German Kurt, Arno, Hans, Horst, Ilse.

German: habitational name for someone from Seelig (see Seelig ) near Bamberg.

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a cheerful person, a variant of Selig .

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

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