Bertha Wilson (1890 - 1975)

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Bakersfield, Kern County, California

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1890 - In the year that Bertha Wilson was born, on July 3rd, Idaho became the 43rd state in the United States. On July 10th, Wyoming became the 44th state.

1906 - When she was 16 years old, abolitionist and suffragette leader Susan B. Anthony died, before women's right to vote nationally was realized (in 1920). She, along with Elizabeth Cady Stanton, founded the National American Woman Suffrage Association which later became the League of Women Voters. She died at the age of 86 of heart failure and pneumonia in her home in New York.

1923 - She was 33 years old when Harlem's Cotton Club opened in New York City. Owned by a bootlegger and gangster, it was a 700 seat speakeasy that catered to a "white only" clientele. But most of the entertainers were African-American and featured some of the best entertainers of the time such as Lena Horne, the Nicholas Brothers, Ethel Waters, and Cab Calloway.

1945 - At the age of 55 years old, Bertha was alive when on May 8th, World War II in Europe ended when Germany surrendered. Hitler had committed suicide a week before.

1975 - In the year of Bertha Wilson's passing, in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

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Bertha Wilson died in July 1975 at 85 years old. There is no listed cause of death. She was born on January 17, 1890. We are unaware of information about Bertha's family. We know that Bertha Wilson had been residing in Bakersfield, Kern County, California.

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