Bertram John Fax

18 January 1905–24 October 1953 (Age 48)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Bertram John

When Bertram John Fax was born on 18 January 1905, in Pennsylvania, United States, his father, John Somerville Fax, was 20 and his mother, Carrie Iva Thomas, was 18. He lived in Santa Maria, Santa Barbara, California, United States in 1910 and Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1920. He registered for military service in 1942. He died on 24 October 1953, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 48, and was buried in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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John Somerville Fax
Carrie Iva Thomas
Bertram John Fax
Alma Elizabeth Flak

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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

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 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 1

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.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 13

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

English: in part probably an Americanized spelling of German Fachse.

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

Sources (3)

  • Bertram F Brier in household of Sarah E Thomas, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Bertram Fax in household of Iva Brier, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Bertram J Fax in household of Richard E Thomas, "United States Census, 1910"

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