Bertha Justine Riedel

about 20 November 1873–19 November 1953 (Age 80)
Texas, United States

The Life of Bertha Justine

When Bertha Justine Riedel was born about 20 November 1873, in Texas, United States, her father, Carl Edward Wilhelm Riedel, was 39 and her mother, Justine Menn, was 30. She married Abram F. Wood about 1907, in Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Justice Precinct 3, Karnes, Texas, United States in 1880 and Runge, Karnes, Texas, United States for about 10 years. She died on 19 November 1953, in Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Abram F. Wood
Bertha Justine Riedel
Marriage: about 1907
Douglas Abram Wood

Spouse and Children

about 1907
Texas, United States


    Douglas Abram Wood


Parents and Siblings

    Carl Edward Wilhelm Riedel


    Justine Menn




    Edward Carl Riedel


    Henrich Carl "Henry" Riedel




    Emelia Riedel


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1876 · Segregation Laws Are Passed

Age 3

A new state constitution was passed in 1876, announcing the segregation of schools.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 21

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.

Name Meaning

South German:1. pet form of the personal name Riede . 2. variant of the topographic name Ried ‘mossy area’. 3. pet form of a Germanic personal name formed with Middle Low German rīden, Middle High German rītan ‘to ride’. Compare Reidel 3.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bertha Wood in household of Abram F Wood, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Bertha Wood in household of Abe F Wood, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Berda Riedel in household of Carl Riedel, "United States Census, 1880"

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