Bertha Kearns Bowers

1 May 1904–April 1992 (Age 87)
West Virginia, United States

The Life of Bertha

Bertha Kearns Bowers was born on 1 May 1904, in West Virginia, United States. He had at least 1 daughter. He died in April 1992, in his hometown, at the age of 87.

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World Events (3)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1906 · Licencing Butchers

Age 2

A law that makes it a crime to misbrand meat being sold as food, and ensures that the meat is slaughtered and processed under sanitary conditions.
1906 · The FDA is Created

Age 2

The Food and Drug Administration is a U.S. agency that is responsible for protecting and promoting health to the public. By overseeing the control and supervision of all food and drug products sold throughout the United States and some Foreign countries.

Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Céirín ‘descendant of Céirín’, a personal name from a diminutive of ciar ‘dark’, ‘black’. English patronymic -s has been added superfluously.

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

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