Bertha May Hopkins (1882 - 1899)

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Melb E H, Australia

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Melb E H, Australia

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Family

Father: Hopkins Henry Hopkins
Mother: Ruth Williams Hopkins

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May

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1882 - In the year that Bertha May Hopkins was born, on April 3rd, 34 year old outlaw Jesse James was shot in the back of the head by trusted friend and partner Robert Ford. Suspected of colluding with the Governor of Missouri, brothers Robert and Charley Ford were arrested, indicted, plead guilty, sentenced to be hung - then pardoned by the Governor. All in one day.

1888 - She was merely 6 years old when Irishman John Robert Gregg published a pamphlet in the U.S., teaching his first version of shorthand - Gregg shorthand. When he improved on the first version and published it 5 years later, Gregg shorthand became popular.

1889 - When she was just 7 years old, on April 20th, Adolf Hitler was born in Austria-Hungary - now Austria. In his early 30's, he began his rise to power in German politics, eventually becoming the leader of the Nazi Party and Führer of Nazi Germany. He presided over the death of millions of civilians as well as leading Germany through World War II.

1893 - At the age of only 11 years old, Bertha was alive when on May 5th, a crash on the New York Stock Exchange started a depression that lasted 4 years. It was the beginning of the Panic of 1893.

1899 - In the year of Bertha May Hopkins's passing, the meaning of Chinese "oracle bones" was rediscovered. Farmers in China had been turning up the bones in their fields for generations but most often they were ground up and sold as medicine. The chancellor of the Imperial Academy and a friend noticed, before they ground the bones, that they had writing. The bones had been used around the second millennium BC for divination.

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Bertha May Hopkins passed away in 1899 in Melb E H, Australia at age 17. There is no known cause of death. She was born in 1882. She was born to Hopkins Henry Hopkins and Ruth Williams Hopkins, and we currently have no other siblings in her family tree.

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