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Mrs Lena Pearl Bertling Dorsey
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Birth: May 28, 1903
Gonzales
Gonzales County
Texas, USA
Death: Nov. 26, 1938
Houston
Harris County
Texas, USA

The Houston Post of Sunday contains the death notice of Mrs. Lena Pearl Dorsey, 35, and her two children, Calvin 9 and Kathryn 5, death due to asphyxiation. The Dorsey family formerly lived at Flatonia before removing to Houston, where the husband, J. H. Dorsey, is now employed as linesman for the Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. The Post has the following reference:

The victims were found dead in their home at 112 East Twenty-fourth Friday night when the husband and father, J. H. Dorsey, returned from work.

Miraculously surviving, 1-year old Mary Edna Dorsey was found clasped in the arms of her dead mother.

Funeral services for Mrs. Dorsey and her two children were held at 1:30 p.m., Sunday in the Heights funeral home chapel, with Rev. T. C. Jester in charge. Burial was in Brookside cemetery.

Mrs. Dorsey is survived by her husband; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Bertling, and two sisters, Mrs. Frances Johnson and Mrs. Eula Brown, all of Flatonia; three brothers, Lawrence and George Bertling of Flatonia and Roger Bertling of Cameron.
 
 
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 Parents:
  John Cleveland Bertling (1868 - 1953)
  Annie Catherine Crowell Bertling (1871 - 1960)
 
 Spouse:
  Joseph Howard Dorsey (1903 - 1963)
 
 Children:
  Calvin Bryant Dorsey (1929 - 1938)*
  Kathryn Ann Dorsey (1935 - 1938)*
  Mary Edna Dorsey (1937 - 2011)*
 
 Siblings:
  Lewis Clyde Bertling (1897 - 1986)*
  Mary Alice Bertling (1899 - 1912)*
  George Henry Bertling (1902 - 1960)*
  Lena Pearl Bertling Dorsey (1903 - 1938)
  Lawrence Douglas Bertling (1904 - 1974)*
  Ollie Frances Bertling Hollan (1907 - 2006)*
  Eula Lee Bertling Brown (1909 - 1997)*
  Rodger Dee Bertling (1910 - 2005)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: death due to asphyxiation TWO OF HER CHILDREN ALSO DIED
 
Burial:
Brookside Memorial Park
Houston
Harris County
Texas, USA
 
Maintained by: Karen Monsen
Originally Created by: suzan gordon
Record added: Dec 28, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 46087289
Mrs Lena Pearl <i>Bertling</i> Dorsey
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Mrs Lena Pearl <i>Bertling</i> Dorsey
Added by: Karen Monsen
 
Mrs Lena Pearl <i>Bertling</i> Dorsey
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- Arleen Hopkins
 Added: Feb. 14, 2014

-Anonymous
 Added: Aug. 8, 2010
Love, from your grandniece, Karen
- Karen Monsen
 Added: Mar. 22, 2010
 
 
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