Bertie Leora Strong

16 February 1876–2 October 1953 (Age 77)
Texas, United States

The Life of Bertie Leora

When Bertie Leora Strong was born on 16 February 1876, in Texas, United States, her father, William Martin Strong Sr, was 25 and her mother, Martha Ann Noblitt, was 18. She married Joseph W Gilmore on 18 December 1895, in Montague, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Bowie, Montague, Texas, United States in 1910 and Dallas, Texas, United States in 1920. She died on 2 October 1953, in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Laurel Land Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States.

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Joseph W Gilmore
Bertie Leora Strong
Marriage: 18 December 1895
Venice Loraine Gilmore
William Harold Gilmore

Spouse and Children

18 December 1895
Montague, Texas, United States


Parents and Siblings

    William Martin Strong Sr


    Martha Ann Noblitt





    Burle Orland Strong


    James Elbert Strong



    Minnie J. Strong


+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Age 5

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 22

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.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Middle English strong, strang ‘strong’, generally a nickname for a strong man but perhaps sometimes applied ironically to a weakling.2 French: translation of Trahand, a metonymic occupational name for a silkworker who drew out the thread from the cocoons ( see Trahan ).3 Translation of Ashkenazic Jewish Stark .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Gilmore in household of Gilmore, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Bertie Gilmore in household of J W Gilmore, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Birtie Gilmore in household of Joe W Gilmore, "United States Census, 1920"

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