Bertha Marie Williams

Brief Life History of Bertha Marie

When Bertha Marie Williams was born on 13 August 1903, in Indiana, United States, her father, Ola J Williams, was 22 and her mother, Annie Longstaff, was 17. She married William Kenneth Maddox about 1920. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Stockton Township, Greene, Indiana, United States for about 10 years and Wayne Township, Marion, Indiana, United States in 1930. She died on 2 April 2003, in Vero Beach, Indian River, Florida, United States, at the age of 99, and was buried in Crestlawn Cemetery, Vero Beach, Indian River, Florida, United States.

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William Kenneth Maddox
Bertha Marie Williams
Marriage: about 1920
Melba Kathleen Maddox

Sources (10)

  • Bertha Peoples in household of Wendall Peoples, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Bertha M Peoples, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Bertha M Williams in entry for William Kenneth Maddox, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019"

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St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.


13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

English: variant of William , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. This form of the surname is also common in Wales. In North America, this surname has also absorbed some cognates from other languages, such as Dutch Willems . Williams is the third most frequent surname in the US. It is also very common among African Americans and Native Americans.

History: This surname was brought to North America from southern England and Wales independently by many different bearers from the 17th century onward. Roger Williams, born in London in 1603, came to MA in 1630, but the clergyman was banished from the colony for his criticism of the Puritan government; he fled to RI and founded Providence.

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

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