Berta B Poston

21 January 1930–3 July 2013 (Age 83)
Jackson, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Berta B

When Berta B Poston was born on 21 January 1930, in Jackson, Tennessee, United States, her father, James Preston Poston, was 43 and her mother, Lora A Lee, was 34. She had at least 1 son. She lived in Cookeville, Putnam, Tennessee, United States in 2013. She died on 3 July 2013, in Algood, Putnam, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 83.

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Family Time Line

James Preston Poston
Lora A Lee
Maudie Poston
William Claude Poston
Hattie V Poston
Edna Ruth Poston
Eva Jewel Poston
Berta B Poston

Parents and Siblings

    James Preston Poston


    Lora A Lee




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World Events (8)


Age 1

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1931 · The Parthenon is Built

Age 1

In 1931, a full scale replica of the Parthenon in Greece was erected in Nashville, Tennessee. The Parthenon was meant to be temporary, but became a permanent part of Tennessee culture. It also has a replica of the statue of Athena the Goddess of War.At the same time a city over Memphis built  giant pyramid replica to remind everyone what the city was named for. 
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 25

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

Name Meaning

English:1. topographic name for someone who lived by a postern gate, from Old French posterne; in some cases it would have been a metonymic occupational name for a gatekeeper. 2. habitational name from Poston in Herefordshire or Poston in Shropshire, which is named with an Old English personal name Possa + þorn ‘thorn tree’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Mirtie B Paston in household of James P Paston, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Berta B Poston in household of J P Poston, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Bertie B Poston Lawson, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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