b: June 2, 1880
m: Nov 14, 1901
d: March 16, 1914
b: Harris, Sullivan County, Missouri
Relationship: My great-grandmother
What I know about Bertha Knox Dearing
I don’t remember my grandmother talking about her own mother, Bertha, but maybe that’s because Bertha died when Grandma was only 10-years-old. My sister, Vicki, and I visited Bertha’s grave at a little cemetery in Harris, Missouri. Bertha’s parents, James and Sarah Knox, are also buried in the same cemetery. I originally thought Bertha died in a Spanish flu epidemic, but my sister told me she died as a consequence of childbirth. I know my grandmother’s life was hard after her mom died, and wish I knew more about Bertha.
Bertha is seated by her husband, holding a baby.