Bertha Knox Dearing, my great-grandmother was born on June 2, 1880, and died on March 16, 1914. According to her daughter, Bertha’s death was caused by a complication of a delivery.
My sister and I have visited her grave, which is located in Milan, Missouri. Near her is buried her child. The flat gravestone was overgrown so Vicki spent time clearing away grass and weeds. In the same cemetery are Bertha’s parents, James Knox and Sarah Hume Knox.
Bertha was married in 1901 to Jacob Dearing.