Bertha Ethel Ridgeway

March 1886–9 April 1951 (Age 65)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Bertha Ethel

When Bertha Ethel Ridgeway was born in March 1886, in Illinois, United States, her father, Samuel Baldwin Ridgeway, was 33 and her mother, Mary Jane VanDoren, was 33. She had at least 8 sons and 2 daughters with Howard Edward Wilson. She lived in Sheffield, Franklin, Iowa, United States in 1920 and Hampton, Franklin, Iowa, United States in 1930. She died on 9 April 1951, in Iowa, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Waterloo, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Howard Edward Wilson
1880–1959
Bertha Ethel Ridgeway
1886–1951
Orville Edward Wilson
1903–
Robert Allen Wilson
1904–1967
Donald Samuel Wilson
1909–1982
Carl W Wilson
1912–
Marlene Wilson
1912–1990
Merle Ridgeway Wilson
1913–1966
Eugene Franklin Wilson
1915–1988
Cletus LeRoy Wilson
1917–1990
Mary Kathryn Wilson
1919–
Morris L Wilson
1925–1999

Spouse and Children

children

(10)

    Orville Edward Wilson

    Male1903–Male

    Male1904–1967Male

    Male1909–1982Male

    Carl W Wilson

    Male1912–Male

    Marlene Wilson

    Female1912–1990Female

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Samuel Baldwin Ridgeway

    Male1852–1937Male

    Mary Jane VanDoren

    Female1853–1889Female

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1892 · The Chicago Canal

Age 6

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.
1904

Age 18

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

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English riggewey, hence a topographic name for someone who lived by such a route or a habitational name from any of various places so named, for example in Cheshire, Derbyshire, Dorset, and Staffordshire.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bertha E Wilson in household of Howard Wilson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Bertha Wilson in household of Howard Wilson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Bertha E Wilson in household of Howard Wilson, "United States Census, 1930"

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