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Bertha Williams (born 1921)

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Bertha (Sheeks) Williams
1921
Born
April 21, 1921
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Bertha (Sheeks) Williams was born on April 21, 1921. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Bertha Williams.
Updated: January 23, 2013
Biography ID: 453058

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April 21, 1921
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Rose (Carr) Neal Welcomes Her Son's New Bride
I do not know the identity of the tall lady on the left. Based on her height, the only ones that come to my mind is that she could be George & Stella (Bass) Fields's daughter or Mrs. Albert W. (Pearl Chapman) Sheeks or Mrs. Mallie (Pauline Carr) Carmichael. Next to her is Rose (Carr) Neal, then Rose's new daughter-in-law, Erma G. (Horvath) Carr, and lastly Bertha (Sheeks) Williams.

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Is she the daughter of Stella (Bass) Fields or is she Mrs. Albert W. (Pearl Chapman) Sheeks or Mrs. Mallie (Pauline Carr) Carmichael or whom?
Date & Place: at Mitchell in Lawrence County, Indiana
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Relatives Welcome The New Baby
I do not know the name of the little boy on the left in front of Judith (Spencer) Sheeks.

The woman between Priscilla (Sheeks) Carr and Erma (Horvath) Carr is Ellie (Fields)Sheeks.
Date & Place: at Mitchell in Lawrence County, Indiana
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New Bride Meets Some Of Her Husband's Relatives
The new bride meets her husband's relatives. The groom, John Edwin Carr, probably took this picture. On the left is his step-father, Asa Neal; then Carl Williams, Bertha's husband; Bertha (Sheeks) Williams; the young man resembles Carl Williams, so I am assuming he is his younger brother; Erma (Horvath) Carr, the bride; Rose (Carr) Neal, Erma's mother-in-law; .... Bass, the daughter of Stella (Bass) Fields, next to her, and George Fields, behind Stella; another George Fields, the widower of Mary (Sheeks); and Halbert Sheeks on the right.
I know none of the children except Madeline Neal, who is shading her eyes, and is in front of Erma Carr.
People in photo include: - - - - Williams
Date & Place: at Mitchell in Lawrence County, Indiana
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Carr, Horvath, Williams, Sheeks
John Edwin Carr has recently wed Erma G. (Horvath) and is introducing her to his relatives and their families, among them Carl Williams and Bertha (Sheeks). Williams.
Date & Place: at Mitchell in Lawrence County, Indiana
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Bertha, Emily, James, Charles, Joseph & May Williams
Bertha Williams, Emily Williams, James Williams, Charles Williams, Joseph Shaw Williams, and May Williams in Lancaster, England. No date offered by the submitter.
People in photo include: Joseph Shaw Williams
Date & Place: in Preston, Lancaster County, Emgland United Kingdom
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1921 World Events

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In 1921, in the year that Bertha Williams was born, in May, the Emergency Quota Act - or Emergency Immigration Act - was passed. The law restricted the number of immigrants to 357,000 per year. It also established an immigration quota in which only 3 per cent of the total population of any ethnic group already in the USA in 1910, could be admitted to America after 1921. Although the Act was supposed to be temporary, it stayed in effect until 1965.

In 1934, on November 11th 1933, an extremely strong dust storm hit South Dakota, stripping topsoil. Other strong dust storms had occurred during 1933. Severe droughts continued to hit the Great Plains and the dust storms devastated agricultural production as well as people's' lives for several years. The Roosevelt administration and scientists eventually determined that farming practices had caused the conditions that led to the dust storms and the changes they implemented in farming stopped the Dust Bowl.

In 1967, on November 7th, President Johnson signed legislation passed by Congress that created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which would later become PBS and NPR. The legislation required CPB to operate with a "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature".

In 1977, on January 21st, President Carter pardoned "draft dodgers" - men who avoided the draft during the Vietnam War. He fulfilled a campaign promise with the pardon. But it only applied to civilian evaders - the estimated 500,000 to 1 million active-duty personnel who went AWOL were not included.

In 1986, on September 8th, the Oprah Winfrey Show went into national syndication. A popular talk show, it was number 1 in the ratings since its debut. The last show aired on May 25, 2011.

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