Bertha Bridwell

19 April 1906–5 March 1996 (Age 89)
Liberty Hill, Williamson, Texas, United States

The Life of Bertha

When Bertha Bridwell was born on 19 April 1906, in Liberty Hill, Williamson, Texas, United States, her father, Thomas Frank Bridwell, was 32 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth “Lizzie” Power, was 28. She married Mark Smith in 1925. She lived in Justice Precinct 3, Williamson, Texas, United States for about 10 years. She died on 5 March 1996, in Liberty Hill, Williamson, Texas, United States, at the age of 89.

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Mark Smith
Bertha Bridwell
Marriage: 1925

Spouse and Children


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    Mary Elizabeth “Lizzie” Power





    Josephine Eddie Bridwell


    Thomas Franklin "Frank" Bridwell



World Events (8)

1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 1

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.
1914 · Steamboat Service Established with New York

Age 8

Satilla was the first Deepwater Steamship to arrive at the port of Houston. This accomplishment successfully established a steamboat service between Houston and New York City.

Age 25

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from some minor place called Brid(e)well, as for example Bridwell in Uffculme, Devon, or Bridewell Springs in Westbury, Wiltshire; both are named with Old English brȳd ‘surging’ or brȳd ‘bride’ + well(a) ‘spring’ (perhaps a spring associated with a fertility cult). There may be other places so called with different derivations, for example from Old English bridd ‘nestling’, ‘young bird’ or from St. Bride ( see Kilbride ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bertha Smith in household of Mark Smith, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Bertha Smith in household of Mark Smith, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Bertha Smith - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Bertha Smith

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