Bertha Marie Quimby

4 May 1903–19 February 1979 (Age 75)
Missouri, United States

The Life of Bertha Marie

When Bertha Marie Quimby was born on 4 May 1903, in Missouri, United States, her father, Thomas Gillman Quimby, was 28 and her mother, Cora Ann Warren, was 26. She married George Hobert Lawrence on 20 March 1920, in Craig, Holt, Missouri, United States. She lived in Union Township, Holt, Missouri, United States for about 30 years. She died on 19 February 1979, in Lynwood, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Whittier, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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George Hobert Lawrence
Bertha Marie Quimby
Marriage: 20 March 1920

Spouse and Children

20 March 1920
Craig, Holt, Missouri, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Homer Bruce Quimby


    Mary Opal Quimby


    Ethal May Quimby



World Events (8)

1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 1

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 3

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.
1931 · The Bagnell Dam and Lake of the Ozarks

Age 28

The Bagnell Dam on the Osage River was completed in 1931. The dam was built to generate hydroelectric power to the Osage Power Plant. The building of the dam created Lake of the Ozarks, one of the largest man-made lakes in the world, and over 1,000 miles of shoreline.

Name Meaning

English: of uncertain origin; perhaps a variant of Quarmby, a habitational name from a place so called in West Yorkshire.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Marie Quimby in household of Thomas G Quimby, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Marie Lawrence in household of Hobert Lawrence, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Marie Lawrence in household of Hobart G Lawrence, "United States Census, 1930"

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