Eleanore Bertram

Female8 November 1896–23 December 1971

Brief Life History of Eleanore

Eleanore Bertram was born on 8 November 1896, in Hamburg, Germany. She married Wade Swann Neely on 23 November 1922. She immigrated to New York City, New York, United States in 1940 and lived in Fort Screven, Chatham, Georgia, United States in 1930 and Representative District 5, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States in 1940. She died on 23 December 1971, in Silver Spring, Montgomery, Maryland, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in John Bryant Griffin Family Cemetery, Farmlife, Martin, North Carolina, United States.

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Wade Swann Neely
Eleanore Bertram
Marriage: 23 November 1922

Sources (7)

  • Eleanor B Neely in household of Wade S Neely, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Eleanor Neely, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Eleanor Neely, "New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 November 1922
  • World Events (8)

    1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

    Age 1

    In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.

    1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World

    Age 17

    At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.

    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

    Age 20

    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

    Name Meaning

    German, English (mainly in southeastern Scotland, of Norman origin), French, and Danish: from the ancient Germanic personal name Bertram, composed of the elements berht ‘bright, famous’ + hramn ‘raven’. The raven was the bird of Odin, king of the gods, in ancient Germanic mythology. The personal name was common in France throughout the Middle Ages (especially in the form Bertrand ), where its popularity was increased by the fame of the troubadour Bertrand de Born (c. 1140–1214). The name was taken to England by the Normans in the forms Bertran(d), Bertram, and Bartram.

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

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