Friday, April 4, 2014

52 Ancestors: #14 - Bertha Jane Bryan Blackmore (1890-1943)

Bertha Jane Bryan was born in 1890 in Montezuma, Iowa. Her parents were Oliver Bryan and Mary Emma Doyle.   Before Bertha Jane was ten, her family moved to Rawlins County, Kansas.  She had two sisters that were living at the time of her birth, but another sister had died as an infant in 1884.  Bertha also had two brothers, but the one who was the youngest died in 1910 at age 17 in Colorado.

Bertha married Clifford Franklin Blackmore in 1914 in Riverside, California.  She was twenty-four at the time.  So, she had lived in three states before ending up in California. 

Bertha and Clifford had four children.

               Carl Russell Blackmore (1914-1998) born in California

               Glenn Chester Blackmore (1917-2013) born in California

               Estella Marie Blackmore Gee (1919-2007) born in Arizona

               Eugene Clifford Blackmore (1930-  ) born in California.

Bertha Jane Bryan Blackmore and Clifford Franklin Blackmore are both buried in Loma Vista Memorial Park, in Fullerton, California.  I hope to get photographs of their grave markers sometime during 2014.

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