Bertha Applegate

1907–1998 (Age 90)
New Jersey, United States

The Life of Bertha

When Bertha Applegate was born on 23 August 1907, in New Jersey, United States, her father, Ralph Gowdy Applegate, was 25 and her mother, Edna Bishop, was 17. She married Robert R Gant in 1926, in New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Neptune Township, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States in 1930 and Neptune City, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States in 1940. She died on 3 July 1998, at the age of 90.

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Bertha Applegate
Robert R Gant
Marriage: 1926
Lois T Gant
Betty Carolyn Gant

Spouse & Children

New Jersey, United States


  • Lois T Gant


  • Betty Carolyn Gant


Parents & Siblings



  • Female1907–1998Female

  • Leona Applegate


  • Helen Applegate


  • Irene Applegate


World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 1

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Age 4

The Standard Oil Company had reached a point of almost complete monopoly, managing over 90% of oil flows in the United States. The Standard Oil Company of New Jersey was a large, integrated association that produced, transported, refined, and marketed the product. In 1911, the Supreme Court declared that the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey was in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act. As a result, it was split into 34 smaller companies.

Age 24

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

Name Meaning

Northern English: extremely common variant of Applegarth , in which the less familiar final element has been assimilated to the northern Middle English word gate ‘road’ or to modern English gate.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Bertha Gant in household of Robert Gant, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Bertha Gant in household of Margaret A Gant, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Bertha Applegate in household of Ralph Applegate, "United States Census, 1910"

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