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Margaret Nellie “Margie” Rath-James Ertman

  • Birth 17 Nov 1914 Braman, Kay County, Oklahoma, USA
  • Death 2 Apr 2009 Fullerton, Orange County, California, USA
  • Burial Cremated, Ashes scattered
  • Memorial ID 83453340

Margaret "Margie" Nellie (Rath)(James) Ertman, was born Nov. 17, 1914, in Kay County, Oklahoma to the parents of Ervin Charles and Laura Luella (Haun) Rath.

She grew up in the Kay and Grant counties of Oklahoma. At the age of 6 years old, she moved in with her grandmother, Nellie Rath to help care for her after the death of Jacob, her grandfather. She helped with chores on the farm.

On Aug. 16, 1933, she married Floyd Willard James, Sr. in Alva, Woods, Oklahoma. They had 2 sons and 1 daughter: Floyd Willard,Jr., Lee Allen, and Ervalyn "Gus" James.
They moved to California.

May 6, 1956, Margie married Joseph "Joe" Ertman in Las Vegas, Nevada. Together they lived extensively in the California area to be near their families.

After the death of Margie, her daughter Ervalyn, son-in-law, and 2 grandsons, took the ashes of Margie and Joe and scattered them over the Nevada desert.



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  • Created by: Jo Sheats
  • Added: 14 Jan 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 83453340
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Margaret Nellie “Margie” Rath-James Ertman (17 Nov 1914–2 Apr 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 83453340, ; Maintained by Jo Sheats (contributor 47588194) Cremated, Ashes scattered.