|Birth: ||Jul. 26, 1907|
New Mexico, USA
|Death: ||Nov. 14, 1956|
Alvis Bertels was born to Mathias Bertels and Daisy Lee Chandler Bertels in Yankee, NM, a coal-mining town that no longer exists. He was the third of five children, along with Helen, Bessie, Leo and Louis. While still a boy, the family moved to Deer Trail, Colorado. In 1931, Al married Marie Caldwell; they had four children.
During the 1930s and early 1940s, Al often left his family to find work. His first absence was in 1933, when he joined the Civilian Conservation Corps. Many of the letters he exchanged with Marie during these times were saved, showing him to be a loving, hard-working, conscientious husband and father. Eventually, he found work in Washington state and sent for his family. They lived in Acme for several years and then moved to Darrington, where Al worked at a mill.
In 1956, Al was found dead in the mill pond, where he had been working alone. Investigators believed he slipped and struck his head on a log as he fell into the water. He was survived by his widow, two sons and two daughters, their families, and his brothers and sisters.
An article about his death was published in the Seattle Times, November 14, 1956.
Mathias B. Bertels (1866 - 1925)
Daisy Lee Chandler Bertels (1878 - 1942)
Vera Marie Caldwell Bertels (1913 - 1966)*
Charles Chandler Bertels (1931 - 2003)*
Helen Mildred Bertels McCoy (1903 - 1990)*
Alvis Bertels (1907 - 1956)
William Leon Bertels (1911 - 1990)*
Louie E Bertels (1915 - 1989)*
Maintained by: VeraMarie
Originally Created by: Reverend Larry
Record added: Feb 11, 2012
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