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
1886–1946
Rebecca J Ritter
1888–1977
Lyman Bartholomew James
1911–1995
Florence E James
1912–1982
Orval Joseph James
1914–1973
Bertha Estella James
1916–2004
Martha Caroline James
1917–2008
Ethel Rebecca James
1919–2006

Parents and Siblings

    Joseph William James

    Male1886–1946Male

    Rebecca J Ritter

    Female1888–1977Female

siblings

(6)

    Lyman Bartholomew James

    Male1911–1995Male

    Florence E James

    Female1912–1982Female

    Orval Joseph James

    Male1914–1973Male

    Female1916–2004Female

    Martha Caroline James

    Female1917–2008Female

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1917

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.
1941

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.

Possible Related Names

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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