Bertha Powell (1884 - 1981)

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Summary

Bertha Powell’s biography is built and maintained by people like you. Create an online profile of Bertha so that her life is remembered forever. If any factual information is incorrect, please edit Bertha’s biography.

Bertha Powell Biography & Family History

This genealogy profile is dedicated to the life and ancestry of Bertha Powell and her immediate Powell family. Add to Bertha Powell's genealogy page to share your memories & historical research with her family and other genealogy hobbyists.

Birth

Death

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for Bertha.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Bertha Powell? Add burial and funeral information.

Obituary

Last Known Residence

Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Family

Add family members

Education

Did Bertha finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Bertha attend? Add education.

Professions

Share what Bertha did for a living or if she had a career or profession. Add Profession.

Military Service

It is unknown if Bertha Powell is a military veteran.

Middle name

Unknown. Add middle name

Maiden name

Unknown. Add maiden name

Surnames

Ethnicity

Unknown. Add Bertha's ethnicity.

Nationality

Unknown. Add Bertha's nationality.

Religion

Unknown. Was Bertha a religious woman? Add Bertha’s religion

Gender

Female

Family Photos

Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of Bertha during various points of her life.

Timeline

1884 - In the year that Bertha Powell was born, on December 6th, the Washington Monument was completed. Building began in 1848 but was stopped because of lack of funds and also due to the Civil War. It would be dedicated in 1885. At the time of its completion, it was the tallest structure in the world.

1921 - At the age of 37 years old, Bertha was alive when on March 4, Warren G. Harding became President. Previously a U.S. Senator, Lieutenant Governor, and Ohio State Senator, Harding was a popular President. But many scandals plagued his short administration (he died in office after 2 and a half years), including the revelations of one of his mistresses and the Teapot Dome scandal. Historically, Harding is rated as one of the worst Presidents.

1941 - When she was 57 years old, on June 25th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, prohibiting racial discrimination in the defense industry. EO 8802 was the first federal action to prohibit employment discrimination - without prejudice as to "race, creed, color, or national origin" - in the U.S. Civil Rights groups had planned a march on Washington D.C. to protest for equal rights but with the signing of the Order, they canceled the March.

1952 - At the age of 68 years old, Bertha was alive when on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

1981 - In the year of Bertha Powell's passing, on January 20th, Ronald Reagan became the 40th President of the United States. He ran against the incumbent, Jimmy Carter, and won 50.7% of the popular vote to Carter's 41.0%.

Bertha Powell Family Tree

Who was Bertha’s parents? Did she get married and did they have children? Share Bertha’s family tree to share her legacy and genealogy pedigree.

Bertha's Family
Add a parent
Add a parent
Bertha Powell
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

You can add or remove people from Bertha's family tree by clicking here.

Obituary

This obit of Bertha Powell is updated by the community. Edit this biography to contribute to her obituary. Include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

Bertha Powell passed away in July 1981 at 96 years old. There is no known cause of death for Bertha. She was born on August 22, 1884. There is no information about Bertha's family or relationships. We know that Bertha Powell had been residing in Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi.

Memories

What do you remember about Bertha Powell? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about her. Or just leave a comment to show the world that Bertha is remembered.

Write a comment

Other Records of Bertha Powell

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Other Biographies

Sources