Bertha Estella James

15 February 1916–20 February 2004 (Age 88)
Mifflin, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Bertha Estella

When Bertha Estella James was born on 15 February 1916, in Mifflin, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Joseph William James, was 30 and her mother, Rebecca J Ritter, was 27. She died on 20 February 2004, in Danville, Montour, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 88.

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Family Time Line

Joseph William James
Rebecca J Ritter
Lyman Bartholomew James
Florence E James
Orval Joseph James
Bertha Estella James
Martha Caroline James
Ethel Rebecca James

Parents and Siblings

    Joseph William James


    Rebecca J Ritter




    Lyman Bartholomew James


    Florence E James


    Orval Joseph James



    Martha Caroline James


+1 More Child

World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1917 · Joining the First World War

Age 1

Starting with the sinking of the RMS Lusitania, which killed 128 American citizens, and many other conflicts with trade from Germany. Congress held a special meeting that resulted in The United States declaring war on Germany. Formally entering the First World War.

Age 25

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: from a personal name that has the same origin as Jacob . However, among English speakers, it is now felt to be a separate name in its own right. This is largely because in the Authorized Version of the Bible ( 1611 ) the form James is used in the New Testament as the name of two of Christ's apostles ( James the brother of John and James the brother of Andrew ), whereas in the Old Testament the brother of Esau is called Jacob. The form James comes from Latin Jacobus via Late Latin Jac(o)mus, which also gave rise to Jaime, the regular form of the name in Spanish (as opposed to the learned Jacobo). See also Jack and Jackman . This is a common surname throughout the British Isles, particularly in South Wales.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bertha James in household of Joseph James, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Bertha S James in household of Joseph W James, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Bertha J Huffard, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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