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Bertha Bell Lanphear Adams
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Birth: Nov. 12, 1869
Clinton County
Iowa, USA
Death: Nov. 12, 1936
Waterloo
Black Hawk County
Iowa, USA

Mrs. Bertha Bell Adams died at 7:20 a.m. Thursday, her sixty-seventh birthday, in her at 709 Kern Street. Death, following a six-month illness, was attributed to old age and complications.
Born November 12, 1869 in Clinton County, Iowa, she was a daughter of Charles and Anna Lanphear. She married Robert E Adams at Monmouth, Iowa July 3, 1894. They moved to Waterloo about 35 years ago. Mr. Adams died here in April 24, 1935.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Benjamin Pressnall, 311 Norwood Avenue; three sisters, Mrs. Jenny Gruver and Miss Ida L Lanphear, with whom she lived, and Mrs. Hattie Johnson, Cedar Rapids.
Tentative funeral arrangements call for a service at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Free Methodist Church, of which she was a member, with Rev. Mark H. Shockey, pastor, in charge. The body will remain at the Parrott & Wood Funeral Home until Saturday noon, when it will be taken to the church to lie in state. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.
Obituary from the Waterloo Daily Courier of Waterloo Iowa. Dated Thursday November 12, 1936.
Information below is from Carol Strayer's research:
Bertha is the granddaughter of Martin and Rachel (Rallya) Strayer. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Anna Strayer Lanphear (1840 - 1919)
 
 Spouse:
  Robert E. Adams (1861 - 1935)*
 
 Children:
  Ruth E Adams Pressnall (1902 - 1940)*
 
 Siblings:
  Hattie M Lanphear Johnson (1864 - 1951)*
  Ida L Lanphear (1866 - 1942)*
  Bertha Bell Lanphear Adams (1869 - 1936)
  Bessie Lamphear (1878 - 1881)*
  Jessie Ann Lanphear Gruver (1878 - 1959)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Mother
 
Burial:
Fairview Cemetery
Waterloo
Black Hawk County
Iowa, USA
 
Maintained by: Carol Strayer
Originally Created by: Shirley
Record added: Nov 01, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31054732
Bertha Bell <i>Lanphear</i> Adams
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Bertha Bell <i>Lanphear</i> Adams
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I am so happy to have found you. Rest in peace. Your loving 1st cousin 2 times removed Carol
- Carol Strayer
 Added: Mar. 24, 2009
 
 
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