Jul. 29, 1893 Lincolnton Lincoln County North Carolina, USA
Mar. 1, 1974 Lincolnton Lincoln County North Carolina, USA
Bertha Mae Coffey Brown was the seventh of nine children born to William M. Coffey (1855-1932) and his wife Martha Jane Sharpe Coffey (1855-1935). She married Edward Brown (1899-1936) of Gaston Co. The couple had three daughters.
Ed worked in a cotton mill in Lincolnton before moving to a mill in Gastonia in his native county. After Ed's death in 1936, Bertha returned to Lincolnton and found work in a mill. She died of a pulmonary embolism at the age of eighty.