Bertha Carter (1922 - 1987)

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Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida

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Sharon Lee Carter

Sharon Lee Carter

Myrtie Leonard

Myrtie Leonard

Nella Elizabeth Laster and William S Carter

Nella Elizabeth Laster and William S Carter

Malcom Carter

Malcom Carter

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Emilie Longoria Carter

Emilie Longoria Carter

Dawn Carter

Dawn Carter

Lorenzo Edward Carter

Lorenzo Edward Carter

Leta Arledge Carter Rosenthal

Leta Arledge Carter Rosenthal

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1922 - In the year that Bertha Carter was born, on James Joyce's 40th birthday, his book Ulysses was published in France. The book covers the experiences of an Irishman in Dublin on an ordinary day, 16 June 1904. Now considered a classic, it was controversial at the time. Due to some sexual content, the book was banned in the U.S. during the 1920's and the U.S. Post Office destroyed 500 copies of the novel.

1934 - At the age of just 12 years old, Bertha was alive when on July 22nd, gangster John Dillinger was killed in Chicago. His gang had robbed banks and police stations, among other charges, and he was being hunted by J. Edgar Hoover, head of the FBI - although many in the public saw him as a "Robin Hood". A madam from a brothel in which he was hiding became an informer for the FBI and, after a shootout with FBI agents, Dillinger was shot and died.

1938 - Bertha was 16 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."

1969 - At the age of 47 years old, Bertha was alive when in August, a previously planned small concert turned into a (free) more than 400,000 strong gathering of attendees and bands at Max Yasgur's farm in upstate New York - now called Woodstock. Just some of the 32 acts: Richie Havens, Joe Cocker, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Joan Baez, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Jefferson Airplane, Country Joe, Santana, The Band, and Sly and the Family Stone.

1987 - In the year of Bertha Carter's passing, on October 19th, stock exchanges around the world crashed. Beginning in Hong Kong then spreading to Europe, the crash then hit the United States. It was called Black Monday. The Dow Jones fell 508 points to 1,738.74 (22.61%).

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Bertha Carter died in March 1987 at age 64. No cause of death has been entered. She was born on December 12, 1922. We have no information about Bertha's surviving family. We know that Bertha Carter had been residing in Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida.

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