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Bertha Phillips Dickens
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Birth: 1829, England
Death: Dec. 24, 1868
Illinois, USA

She was regarded as married to Augustus Newnham Dickens, a younger brother of the English author Charles Dickens. Augustus Dickens left his first wife Harriet in England and moved to America with Bertha Phillips, so it is unknown if they were ever legally married. They had three children, Bertram, Adrian, and Amy Bertha Dickens, who appear to have lived to adulthood. The two-sided gravestone at her and Augustus' graves also lists "Their Infants, Lincoln, Violet, Ophelia, Died 1865". These three infants were triplets who probably died at or soon after birth, and are in addition to the three children who grew to adulthood.
She died of an overdose of morphine or laudanum, two years after her husband's death; the death may have been suicide or accidental.
 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Augustus Newnham Dickens (1827 - 1866)
 
 Children:
  Bertram Augustus Dickens (1857 - 1922)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
front side:
IN MEMORY OF
Augustus Newnham Dickens
1827-1866
Brother of
Charles Dickens
The English Author

reverse side:
IN MEMORY OF
DICKENS
Bertha Phillips
1829-1868
Their Infants
Lincoln
Violet
Ophelia
Died 1865


 
Burial:
Graceland Cemetery
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Section I, Lot 300
GPS (lat/lon): 41.95546, -87.66251
 
Created by: Ronald Decker
Record added: Sep 06, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 116641608
Bertha <i>Phillips</i> Dickens
Added by: Ronald Decker
 
 
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 Added: Mar. 25, 2014
 
 
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