Bertha Ada Stewart

25 January 1915–28 August 1996 (Age 81)
Summerland, British Columbia, Canada

The Life of Bertha Ada

When Bertha Ada Stewart was born on 25 January 1915, in Summerland, British Columbia, Canada, her father, Joseph Stewart, was 28 and her mother, Amy Figgis, was 29. She married Leonard H Pesola on 6 July 1934, in Chautauqua, New York, United States. She died on 28 August 1996, in Marine City, St. Clair, Michigan, United States, at the age of 81.

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Leonard H Pesola
Bertha Ada Stewart
Marriage: 6 July 1934

Spouse and Children

6 July 1934
Chautauqua, New York, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Stewart





World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Age 2

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 22

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Scottish: originally an occupational name for an administrative official of an estate, from Middle English stiward, Old English stigweard, stīweard, a compound of stig ‘house(hold)’ + weard ‘guardian’. In Old English times this title was used of an officer controlling the domestic affairs of a household, especially of the royal household; after the Conquest it was also used more widely as the native equivalent of Seneschal for the steward of a manor or manager of an estate.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bertha Ada Stewart, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Bertha Stewart in entry for Leonard H Pesola, "New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936"
  • Bertha Stewart in entry for Leonard H Pesola, "New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936"

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