Bertha Mae Stough

9 January 1908–13 November 1989 (Age 81)
Chilton, Alabama, United States

The Life of Bertha Mae

When Bertha Mae Stough was born on 9 January 1908, in Chilton, Alabama, United States, her father, Henry Jacob (Jake) Stough, was 26 and her mother, Olah Elizabeth Jones, was 20. She married Alexander Z Waldrop on 6 March 1927. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Jemison, Chilton, Alabama, United States in 1930 and Election Precinct 7 Randolph, Bibb, Alabama, United States in 1940. She died on 13 November 1989, in Chilton, Alabama, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Jemison, Chilton, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alexander Z Waldrop
Bertha Mae Stough
Marriage: 6 March 1927
Vivian Ola Waldrop

Spouse and Children

6 March 1927


Parents and Siblings




    Pluma Frances Stough


    Luna Stough


    Lema Stough



+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1912 · Alabama Equal Suffrage Association Formed

Age 4

The Alabama Equal Suffrage Association was founded in Birmingham to fight for the voting rights of white women.

Age 23

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

1 Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Stauch.2 metonymic occupational name for a maker of scarves.3 habitational name from places named Stauch in the Rhineland and Saxony.

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

Sources (3)

  • Bertha M Staugh in household of Henry J Staugh, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Bertha Stough in household of Jake Stough, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Bertha Waldrop in household of Alex Waldrop, "United States Census, 1930"

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