Bertha Nora Head

9 June 1902–1 April 1996 (Age 93)
Rapides, Louisiana, United States

The Life of Bertha Nora

When Bertha Nora Head was born on 9 June 1902, in Rapides, Louisiana, United States, her father, John Patterson Duncan Head, was 56 and her mother, Martha Elizabeth Crews, was 35. She lived in Weil, Rapides, Louisiana, United States in 1910 and Port Arthur, Jefferson, Texas, United States in 1930. She died on 1 April 1996, in Riverside, California, United States, at the age of 93.

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Albert Lee Peterson
Bertha Nora Head

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World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 1

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 4

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.

Age 25

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

English (chiefly Kent): from Middle English heved ‘head’, applied as a nickname for someone with some peculiarity or disproportion of the head, or a topographic name for someone who lived on a hill or at the head of a stream or valley. This surname has long been established in Ireland.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nora B Peterson in household of Albert L Peterson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Nora Head in household of John P Head, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Nora Peterson, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"

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