|Birth: ||Oct. 5, 1862|
|Death: ||Feb. 12, 1924|
Evening Democrat Friday February 16, 1924:
Mrs. Bertha L. Britton, wife of John F. Britton, died at her home last night at `11 pm. She was born New Boston,IA Oct 5, 1862, and has lived at Fort Madison, IA the last 32 years. She was the daughter of M/M John W. Wilsey. IN 1896 she married John F. Britton, who survives with the following children: Byron T. Macon, MO; George E & John D. of Fort Madison, IA; Mrs. E.F. Wilson & Mrs. J. Robert Kemp of Fort Madison,IA; 2 Sisters: Mrs. Mary A. Hancock of New Boston,IA; Mrs. Charles Criner of Fort Worth Texas; 1 brother William Glasforth also survives. Funeral at her home Friday at 3 pm. Buried Elmwood Cemetery. She lived 3221 Chicago St., Fort Madison.
From Irene Britton Griswold's recollections
"A bullfrog on the fence
and a bullfrog in the pool
said the bulldog to the bullfrog
"you're a great big water fool
tra la la la lalaidy o""
Bertha had a satin oak bedroom outfit
she was diabetic- her toes were purple
Virgie & Bob moved in w/ John Brittons (Virgie's parents)
More About Bertha Wilsey and John F. Britton:
Marriage: 11 Aug 1886, New Boston,Lee,IA.
John F Britton (1860 - 1926)*
George Elliot Britton (1889 - 1952)*
Created by: SE Iowa Historian
Record added: Feb 07, 2008
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