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Bertha Marion "Bird" Bates Standish
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Birth: Jan. 10, 1888
Lake County
Ohio, USA
Death: Apr. 30, 1968
Maricopa County
Arizona, USA

Bertha was the third of seven children born to Delos and Carrie Genung Bates. She was born and raised in Madison, Ohio where her family had deep roots. Bertha graduated from Oberlin Kindergarten Training School in 1908, then taught kindergarten in Hilo, Hawaii for two years at the Waiakea Kai Social Settlement. She returned to Madison, Ohio where she married her aunt's step-son Roland Dion Standish in 1913. They grew up together like family although they were not blood related.

They lived in Los Angeles until they moved to Salt Lake City in 1920. Together they had four daughters; Betty, Katharine, and twins Genevieve and Jeanette. After Roland retired in 1946, they moved to Santa Monica, CA. They eventually moved to Phoenix, Arizona where their oldest daughter was living. Affectionately known as Bird, she loved to write poems and took up pottery in her old age. She became partially blind as she aged, but that didn't stop her from doing the things she loved.

She died April 30, 1968 in Phoenix, AZ followed by Roland three weeks later. They are buried next to each other in Phoenix, AZ. 
Family links: 
  Delos Bates (1858 - 1946)
  Carrie E. Genung Bates (1859 - 1945)
  Roland Dion Standish (1887 - 1968)
  Elizabeth Carol Standish Bailey (1914 - 1986)*
  Katharine Bates Standish Eldredge (1916 - 2005)*
  Jeannette Demerest (1922 - 2011)*
  Genevieve LaRue Standish Bronson (1922 - 2009)*
  Fred Genung Bates (1883 - 1969)*
  Minnie Bates Stotts (1885 - 1930)*
  Bertha Marion Bates Standish (1888 - 1968)
  Stanley Pickett Bates (1890 - 1970)*
  Martha G Bates Stewart (1893 - 1968)*
  Robert D Bates (1904 - 1982)*
*Calculated relationship
Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery
Maricopa County
Arizona, USA
Plot: Memory Mausoleum, Sanctuary of Love I#5 or 7
Created by: Sherrie
Record added: Nov 22, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 80861420
Bertha Marion Bird <i>Bates</i> Standish
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Bertha Marion Bird <i>Bates</i> Standish
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Bertha Marion Bird <i>Bates</i> Standish
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- Sherrie
 Added: May. 30, 2013
Rest In Peace.
- Marie A Langan
 Added: Nov. 30, 2011

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