Bertha Barringer (1874 - 1953)

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Birth

in Town of Rochester, Ulster County, New York United States

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on in Kingston, Ulster County, New York United States

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Tongore Cemetery, in Olivebridge, Ulster County, New York United States

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Father: Freeman Swartout Barringer
Mother: Elnora (Kerr) Barringer

Husband: Abram Van Kleeck
Children with Abram: Gordon Van Kleeck, Dorothy Emily (Van Kleeck) Smith, Roxy (Van Kleeck) Yerry, Everett Van Kleeck, Vera Mae (Van Kleeck) Winne, Freeman B. Van Kleeck, and Elta Ann (Van Kleeck) Rifenburg

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1874 - In the year that Bertha Barringer was born, on November 4th, the Democratic Party regained control of the US House of Representatives - the first time since 1860. The Democrats now held 183 seats - up 94 - and the Republicans held 106 - down 93.

1907 - By the time she was 33 years old, the state of Oklahoma was admitted to the United States on November 16. Previously called "Oklahoma Territory" and "Indian Territory", the two areas were merged and Oklahoma became the 46th state. It is the 28th most populous state.

1938 - Bertha was 64 years old when on June 25th (a Saturday) the Fair Labor Standards Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt (along with 120 other bills). The Act banned oppressive child labor, set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and established the maximum workweek at 44 hours. It faced a lot of opposition and in fighting for it, Roosevelt said "Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, ...tell you...that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry."

1945 - Bertha was 71 years old when in October, automobile production in the United States for private consumers was allowed to resume. It took a while for car makers to get those new cars to buyers - they had to once again change their manufacturing plants, this time from war production to peacetime.

1953 - In the year of Bertha Barringer's passing, on January 20th, Dwight D. Eisenhower became the 34th President of the United States. Formerly the 1st Supreme Allied Commander Europe in World War II, Eisenhower had never previously held a political office.

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Mrs. Bertha B. Van Kleeck

Funeral services for Mrs. Bertha B. Van Kleeck of 15 Apple street were held Wednesday afternoon at the W. N. Conner Funeral Home, Inc., with the Rev. Arthur E. Oudemool, pastor of the First Dutch Church, officiating. Floral tributes were many and beautiful. The services were largely attended by her many relatives and friends. Bearers were Edward Smith, Warren Van Kleeck, Robert Rifenburg, Ronald Rifenburg, Roger Winne and Burt Winne, Jr., all grandsons of the deceased. Burial was in Tongore Cemetery, Olive Bridge.

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Kingston Daily Freeman
Monday Evening, April 6, 1953, page 2
(two notices on same page)

VAN KLEECK -- In this city April 5, 1953, Bertha B. Van Kleeck, daughter of the late Freeman and Eleanor (sic.) Barringer; wife of Abram Van Kleeck; mother of Mrs. Roxy Yerry, Mrs. Vera Winne, Mrs. Elta Rifenburg, Mrs. Dorothy Smith, Gordon, Everett and Freeman Van Kleeck; sister of Mrs. Mabel Nichols, Mrs. Henry Wells, Mrs. George Leonard, mrs. Lester Personeus, Richard and George Barringer.

Funeral services from the W. N. Conner Funeral Home, Inc., Wednesday, April 9, 1953, at 2 p. m. Interment in Tongore Cemetery.

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Bertha B. Van Kleeck

Bertha B. Van Kleek of 15 Apple street died Sunday night in this city. She had been a resident of the city for many years. Surviving is her husband, Abram Van Kleeck of this city; four daughters, Mrs. Roxy Yerry of Shandaken, Mrs. Vera Winne of Mt. Tremper, Mrs. Elta Rifenburg and Mrs. Dorothy Smith of Kingston; three sons, Gordon of Kingston, Everett of town of Ulster and Freeman of New Smyrna, Fla.; 15 grandchildren and five great grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Mabel Nichols, Mrs. George Leonard of Kingston, Mrs. Henry Wells of Woodstock, Mrs. Lester Personeus of Suffern; two brothers, Richard Barringer of Pine Grove and George Barringer of Kingston. Funeral services will be held from the W. N. Conner Funeral Home, Inc., Wednesday at 2 p. m. Burial will be in Tongore Cemetery

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