Bertha Wollman

Brief Life History of Bertha

When Bertha Wollman was born on 5 December 1895, in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, her father, Edward Wollmann, was 34 and her mother, Ida Bahr, was 33. She married Timothy J. Cavanaugh on 27 March 1929, in Lorain, Ohio, United States. She lived in Avon Lake, Lorain, Ohio, United States for about 10 years and Avon Lake, Avon Lake, Lorain, Ohio, United States in 1940. She died in September 1976, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States, at the age of 80.

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Frank Tomanek
Bertha Wollman
Frank Harold Tomanek
Floyd Arthur Tomanek

Sources (9)

  • Bertha C Wolman in household of Edward Wolman, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Bertha Tomanek, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Bertha Schwendeman, "United States Social Security Death Index"

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

1897 · Beginnings of Kmart

Detroit was the home of the second dime and nickel stores that S. S. Kresge owned. After two years with John McCrory, his partner, he traded his share in the Memphis store, plus $3,000, for full ownership of the Detroit store and formed the Kresge & Wilson Company with his brother-in-law, Charles J. Wilson. In 1962, the S. S. Kresge Company would rebrand and change their name to Kmart.


U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name from Middle English woll, wull ‘wool’ (Old English wull) + man, for a dealer in wool.

Americanized form of German Wollmann , a cognate of 1 above and 3 below.

Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a wool worker, from Yiddish vol, German Wolle ‘wool’ + Yiddish man, German Mann ‘man’. Compare Wolman .

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

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