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Bertha Allen

Female 1890 - 1975


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  • Name  Bertha Allen  [1
    Born  11 Feb 1890  Raritan, Henderson County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender  Female 
    Census  1900  Point Pleasant Township, Warren County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Bertha Allen, daughter, white, female, born in February 1890, age 10, single, father born in Illinois, mother born in Illinois, immigrated to the US in Minnesota, occupation at school, attended school 8 months during the previous year, could read, could write, could speak English
    Census  1910  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Bertha Allen, daughter, female, white, age 20, single, birthplace Illinois, father's birthplace Illinois, mother's birthplace Minnesota, could speak English, occupation cook, nature of industry hotel, wage earner, not out of work April 15, 1910, number of weeks out of work in 1909: 0, could read, could write
    Iowa State Census  1915  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Card Number: 185, female, white, single, could read, could write, number of years in the US: 25, number of years in Iowa: 6, Bertha Allen, age 25, Louisa County, post office address: Morning Sun, Morning Sun, occupation helper in house, extent of education in the common schools: 8, extent of education in grammar school: 2, extent of education in high school: 4, birth place: Illinois, did not own home or farm, church affiliation Methodist (Episcopal), father's birthplace: Illinois, mother's birthplace: Minnesota, signed by assessor: D. D. Brodie
    Residence  Mar 1918  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Census  1920  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • Bertha Allen, daughter, female, white, age 29, single, did not attend school since September 1919, could read, could write, born in Illinois, father's birthplace Illinois, mother's birthplace Minnesota, could speak English, occupation making home, wage earner
    Iowa State Census  1925  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • Bertha Peterson, wife, female, white, age 34, married, number of years in the U.S.: 34, number of years in Iowa: 16, attended high school, state highest grade (9-12): 11, could read, could write, place of birth: Illinois, name of father: William Allen, father's birthplace: Illinois, father's age at last birthday: 58, name of mother: Alice Powell, mother's birthplace: Illinois, place of marriage of parents: Illinois, occupation involved with domestic/personal services, church affiliation: Presbyterian
    Residence  Jan 1928  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Bertha Peterson; born: 11 February 1890; died: December 1975; last residence: 91340 (San Fernando, Los Angeles, California); last benefit: (none specified); Social Security #: 559-05-8051; state where issued: California
    California Death Records 
    • Bertha Peterson; born: February 11, 1890; sex: female; where born: Illinois; county where death occurred: Los Angeles(19); death date: December 21, 1975; Social Security #: 559-05-8051; age at time of death: 85 yrs.
    Died  21 Dec 1975  Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6
    Buried  Glen Haven Memorial Park, Sylmar, Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    Person ID  I43808  All Families
    Last Modified  28 Feb 2014 

    Father  William Douglas Allen,   b. 27 Dec 1862, White Hall, Greene County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1928, Union Township, Scotland County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Barbara Alice "Alice" Powell,   b. 8 Apr 1867, Albert Lea, Freeborn County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1918, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  25 May 1887  Oquawka, Henderson County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 9, 12, 13
    Alt. Marriage  25 May 1888  Oquawka, Henderson County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Illinois Marriage Index 
    • Groom: Allen, William; Bride: Powell, Alice; Marriage date: 1887-05-25, Volume: 00C/0056; License: Henderson;
    Moved  Abt 1909  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Illinois 
    Family ID  F16429  Group Sheet

    Family  Roy Carlin Peterson,   b. 12 May 1890, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1963, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  31 Jul 1923  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Name: Roy Carlin Peterson; Event Type: Marriage; Event Date: 31 July 1923; Event Place: Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa, United States; Age: 33; Birthplace: Morning Sun, Iowa; Father's Name: John Masters Peterson; Mother's Name: Helen Sophia Ecklund; Spouse's Name: Bertha Allen; Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1893; Spouse's Birthplace: Raritan, Illinois; Spouse's Father's Name: William Douglas Allen; Spouse's Mother's Name: Barbara Alice Powell; Reference Id: cn 7545; Gs Film Number: 1547824; Digital Folder Number: 004320691
    Headstone Photograph 
    • Roy C. and Bertha (Allen) Peterson's grave is located at the Glen Haven Memorial Park in Sylmar, Los Angeles County, California. The epitaph on the stone is: "Roy C., 1890 - 1963. Bertha, 1890 - 1975. Peterson. Together Forever"
    The Headstone of Roy C. and Bertha (Allen) Peterson
    The Headstone of Roy C. and Bertha (Allen) Peterson
    Last Modified  28 Feb 2014 
    Family ID  F16430  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S72] 1910 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Morning Sun town, Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa; enumeration district: 98, supervisor's district: 1, sheet number: 13B, page number: 118; enumeration date: May 11, 1910

    2. [S54] 1900 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Point Pleasant Township, Warren County, Illinois; enumeration district: 94, supervisor's district: 9, sheet number: 7B, page number: 169; enumeration date: June 21 and 22, 1900

    3. [S776] Social Security Death Index (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S535] California Death Records 1940 - 1997 (Rootsweb) (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S5452] Peterson, Roy C. and Bertha (Allen) - Headstone Photograph, (their grave is at the Glen Haven Memorial Park in Sylmar, Los Angeles County, California; photo provided courtesy of "Kathy Sturgess Ouimet" at Find A Grave (web site); Memorials #: 88332440 & 88332447) (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S426] Find A Grave (web site) (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S13] Iowa Marriage Collection, 1809 -1992 (Family Search) (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S544] 1915 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa, Post Office: Morning Sun; Roll: IA1915_308

    9. [S5450] Allen, Barbara "Alice" (Powell) - Obituary, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye, page 8, March 2, 1918; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S19] 1920 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Morning Sun town, Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa; enumeration district: 102; supervisor's district: 1, sheet number: 1B, page number: 227; enumeration date: January 3, 1920

    11. [S38] 1925 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa; Roll: IA1925_1694

    12. [S5451] Allen, William Douglas - Obituary, (originally published in The Davenport Democrat and Leader, page 3, January 17, 1928; Davenport, Scott County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    13. [S260] Illinois Marriage Index 1763-1900 (Illinois State Archives) (Reliability: 3).