Bertha was the daughter of John Thomas and Anna Elizabeth Tingle Harvey. Her paternal grandparents were Michael Howard and Elizabeth Harrison Harvey. Her maternal grandparents were Nathaniel and Rhoda Betts Tingle.
On September 1, 1896, she married Henry Bertram at the home of her parents. They had five children: John William Henry, Oscar Robert, Lloyd August (twin), Nora Mae (twin), and Caroline Ann.
Obituary: Bertha BERTRAM, daughter of John and Anna HARVEY, was born in Knox City, MO, on Dec 8, 1878, and passed from this life at the Washington Co. Hospital, Washington, KS at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 17, 1957, at the age of 79 years, and 9 days, being the last member of her family.
Mrs. BERTRAM migrated in a covered wagon with her parents at the age of 5 years to a farm near Haddam, KS. Here she received her education and grew to womanhood.
She has made her home around and in Haddam the past 74 years.
On Sept. 1, 1895, she was united in marriage to Henry BERTRAM and to this union five children were born: John William BERTRAM, who died April 29 1940, Oscar Robert BERTRAM, who died Dec 28, 1918, twins Loyd (only one L)August BERTRAM and Nora May BERTRAM HYNEK and Caroline BERTRAM NOVAK.
On Sept 1, 1845, Mr. and Mrs. BERTRAM had the happy privilege of celebrating their golden wedding anniversary.
Mr. BERTRAM passed away on Dec 31 of that year. She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Oscar, Alfred and Thomas HARVEY; two sisters, Rosie and Minnie HARVEY and the sons.
Mrs BERTRAM was a loving wife and mother and making a good home was her happiness. She loved working with her garden floweres and needlework as long as her health permited, sharing with her many friends.
To her family she revealed love,courage and loyalty. Left to mourn are one son Loyd BERTRAM, and two daughters Nora HYNEK and Caroline NOVAK, all of Haddam; also two daughters-in-law Mrs. Lilian BERTRAM and Mrs. Mamie BERTRAM, one son-in-law, Victor NOVAK, ten grandchildren and twenty-one great grandchildren. A granddaughter Nora Opal BERTRAM SIMMONS now of Marshall, MO, grew up in her grandparents home. Many relatives and friends also pay loving tribute. The funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the Methodist Church in Haddam, with the Rev. Donald O'HARA officiating and burial was in the Blocker Cemetery.