Bertha Birchler

daughter of Conrad Birchler and Ora E. Huff
Born: 15 February 1906 Tell City, Perry Co., IN
Died: 18 August 1978 Sarasota Co., FL
Burial: Charlotte Harbor Cemetery Charlotte Harbor, Charlotte Co., FL
Married: Volume 33, page 109 Vanderburgh Co., IN
HARRY REID WHITEHEAD
son of William Whitehead and Ada Boyer
Born: 6 September 1892 New Haven, KY
Died: 22 August 1962 Charlotte Co., FL
Burial: Charlotte Harbor Cemetery Charlotte Harbor, Charlotte Co., FL

CHILDREN OF HARRY AND BERTHA:

1. Daughter Whitehead
b. 1936 Vanderburgh Co., IN
2. Harry Reid Whitehead
b. 14 July 1940 Vanderburgh Co., IN
d. 29 June 2014 Fayetteville, GA

 

SOURCES:
Register of the Inmates of the Orphans’Home Warrick County, Indiana
History Record January 1, 1910 [second Orphans Home Register]
The 1910 census lists Bertha Berkley a 2 year old Ward in the Orphans Home
The 1920 census lists Bertha Berchler a 12 year old Foster Child in the home of Thomas W. and Margaret Dillingham
The 1930 census lists Bertha Dillingham 24 years old daughter who teaches public school
“Harry Reid Whitehead” military Evansville Courier, issue 7 November 1918
“Mr. and Mrs. Harry R. Whitehead” Evansville Press 16 July 1940
“Mr. and Mrs. Harry R. Whitehead” birth Evansville Courier, issue 17 July 1940
Bertha’s Social Security Applications lists her birth parents Conrad Birchler and Dora Huff

These siblings had contact with each other as adults. Minnie House and Walter Hartman’s obituaries list Bertha Whitehead of Sarasota, Florida as a survivor.

The record states when the Birchler children came to the Orphans Home they were “Perry County children, sent by Board of County Commissioners”.

I have found no obituaries online for either Bertha or Harry Whitehead.

Note:  Children who are living, for privacy reasons are not listed by name.

Bertha Birchler

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