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Berta J. Crawford 

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Henry Hayes Crawford
1859 - 1900

Martha Jane Rigsby - Howard
1865 - 1900
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Berta J. Crawford
8/16/1890 - 7/7/1962
Berta J. Crawford was born on August 16, 1890 in Thomasville, Thomas County, Georgia and died on July 7, 1962 in Columbus, Muscogee County, Georgia. She lived to be 71 years old.

She married Charles George Lewis (4/4/1881 - before 1920) .
Katherine Lewis
Ida B. Lewis

After the death of Charles, Berta married Harrison C. Cherry(2/6/1887 Dothan, AL -2/1/1941 AL).
Census1/1/1900 Columbia AL (Henry County) 9 yrs old 
#176 -Sim Howard (age 53,March 1847, AL), Mary B. Howard (63,Jan.1837, GA), Grandson -Simmey Crawford (17,July 1882, GA), grandson-Henry D. Crawford (15, Dec.1884 GA), gran-daughter-Berta J. Crawford (13, Aug.1886, GA), grandson-James E. Crawford (11,Apr. 1889, GA), sister-n-law-Caliley Sheffield (61, Dec. 1838, GA). Sim and Mary have been married 30 years and had one child that is not living. Sim is a farmer. James,Bertha and Henry attend school. Caliley is a widow with no children.  
Census1/1/1910 Columbia AL (Houston County) 19 yrs old 
Charlie Lewis (Age 27), Bertie Lewis (23), Cathaline Lewis (4), Ida B. Lewis(3). Charles and Bertie have been married six years, they have had four children, two are living. Charlie and Bertie were born in GA, as were both their parents. All children born in AL. Charlie is a farm and Bertie is a farm laborer.  
Census1/1/1910 Columbia AL ( Houston County) 19 yrs old 
Charlie Lewis (27) GA, Bertie Lewis (23) GA, Cathaline Lewis (4) AL, Ida B. Lewis (3) AL, Bertie and Charlie have been marred six years. She has had four children, two are living. She is a farm labor. 
Military9/12/1918 AL (Houston County) 28 yrs old 
Order number# 1052, SSN# 743 - Name: Charlie George Lewis, Race: White, Birth Date: May 4, 1881, Residence Date: 1917-1918, Street Address: 2, Residence Place: Houston County, Alabama, Physical Build: Medium, Height: Medium, Hair Color: Black, Eye Color: Blue, Spouse: Berta Lewis 
Census1/12/1920 Columbia, Beat 13 AL (Houston County) 29 yrs old 
189 -Bertie Lewis (31) AL, Katherine Lewis (13) AL, Ida B. Lewis (12) AL, Bertie is a Widow., Street address: Sherick Street All work as labors.  
Census1/1/1940 Dothan AL (Houston County) 49 yrs old 
161 - Harrison Cherry (53) AL, Bertha Cherry (49) GA, Granddaughter - Beulah M. Pogolick (13)MI  
Death Certificate2/1/1941 AL (Houston County) 50 yrs old 
Name: Harrison C. Cherry, Birth date: 2/6/1890, Death Date: Feb. 1, 1941, Death County: Houston, City: Dothan, Street Address: East Spring St. Volume: 8, Certificate: 3511, Roll: 4
Cemetery: Eastside Free Will Baptist Cemetery. Parents: Missouri and G. W. Cherry. 
Other8/1/1942 GA (Thomas County) 51 yrs old 
SSN Application: Name: Berta Crawford Cherry, Gender: Female, Race: White, Birth Date: 16 Aug 1890, Birth Place: Thomasville, Georgia, Father: Hayes Crawford, Mother: Mattie Rigsby, SSN: 252322942, Year filed: Aug 1942 
Death Certificate7/7/1962 GA (Muscogee County) 71 yrs old 
Name: Bertha Cherry, Gender: Female, Race: White, Age: 73, Birth Date: 1890, Residence Place: Muscogee, Georgia, Death Date: July 7, 1962, Death Place: Muscogee, Georgia, Certificate Number: 17234 

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15 1905 Crisp, Grady, Jenkins, Tift, Davis, Stephens, Toombs, Turner, and Ben Hill Counties formed.
22 1912 Forsyth, Bleckley, and Wheeler Counties formed.
24 1914 Barrow, Candler, Bacon, and Evans Counties are formed.
27 1917 Atkinson and Treutlen Counties are formed.
30 1920 Seminole, Lanier, Brantley, Long, and Lamar Counties are formed.
34 1924 Peach County is formed.
5 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
7 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
10 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
10 1900 The cause of yellow fever is discovered. It is proven that the fever is spread by mosquitoes. This rallies an effort to provide better mosquito control.
11 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
12 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
13 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
14 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
16 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
16 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
16 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
22 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
23 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
24 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
33 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
33 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
34 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
36 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
37 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
38 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
46 1936 The first regular television broadcast happens in England
48 1938 Hahn, Strassmann, Meitner and Frisch discover nuclear fission
56 1946 The university of Pennsylvania develops the ENIAC computer, containing 18,000 vacuum tubes
57 1947 Researches at Bell Labs invent the first transistor
61 1951 The first color television is introduced in the U.S.
62 1952 The first sex-change surgery was performed to change George Jorgensen into Christine Jorgensen.
67 1957 Sputnik is launched by the Soviets and becomes the first artificial satellite to orbit the earth. It marks the beginning of the great "space race" between the Soviet Union and the U.S.
70 1960 The ruby laser was created by Maiman
72 1962 U.S. astronaut, John Glenn, orbits the earth
18 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
22 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
23 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
27 1917 NEWS HEADLINES: In June, the United States enters World War I on the side of the allies. The Russian Revolution ends the reign of the czars and thrusts Russia into communism.
29 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
48 1938 NEWS HEADLINES: Orson Wells' radio production of H.G. Well's War of the Worlds causes a national panic.
49 1939 NEWS HEADLINES: The first regular television broadcast happens in the United States
51 1941 NEWS HEADLINES: December 7, 1941 -- Japan launches a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor and the US officially declares war on Japan the following day. World War II begins for American soldiers.
60 1950 NEWS HEADLINES: On June 25, the Korean War begins and the United Nations officially declaring war on North Korea two days later.
65 1955 NEWS HEADLINES: Rosa Parks refuses to give her seat to a white man on a bus in Montgomery, AL.
70 1960 NEWS HEADLINES: The first birth control pill was approved and made available to the public
19 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
20 1910 Boy Scout and Girl Scout Organizations are introduced in America and the concept of a "week end" meaning time off from regular work begins to take root. The British Empire covers 1/5th of the world land area.
37 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
39 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
40 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
42 1932 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The infant son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped and murdered.
43 1933 Franklin D. Roosevelt is elected president under his "New Deal" campaign. Frances Perkins becomes the first woman to hold a cabinet post when FDR appoints her secretary of labor. On December 5, the 21st Amendment is added to the Constitution, repealing Prohibition. Drinks for everyone!
44 1934 Congress passes the Indian Reorganization Act which allows remaining Indian tribes to reorganize.
44 1934 Farm families must leave the dust bowl-stricken Great Plains areas. The dust bowl includes areas in Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Nevada and Arkansas. Radio picks up the "Okie" songs. In all, 400,000 people leave the Great Plains.
45 1935 Congress passes the Social Security Act, giving elder Americans Social Security money for the first time.
49 1939 Hollywood releases The Wizard of Oz, one of the first films to be made in color.
53 1943 Japanese Americans are relocated to internment camps; Almost 400,000 coal miners go on strike; Race riots break out in Los Angeles and Detroit.
54 1944 On June 6, Allied forces invade Normandy (referred to as "D-Day")
55 1945 President Roosevelt dies; The United Nations is established; the first atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima.
64 1954 The nationally televised McCarthy hearings lead to Senator Joseph McCarthy's downfall; Segregation by race in schools is declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court; Congress adds the words "under God" to the Pledge of Allegiance and requires "In God We Trust" to appear on all American currency.
72 1962 The Cuban missile crisis escalates and Americans prepare for a Nuclear War with Fidel Castro in Cuba.
19 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
24 1914 World War I - Following the crisis touched off by the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria in Sarajevo, Germany declared war on Russia and additional countries joined the war within several days.
27 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
29 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
30 1920 Adolph Hitler begins to organize the Nazi party in Germany; The Ku Klux Klan launches a recruitment campaign using mass marketing techniques to gain 85,000 new recruits; the first commercial broadcast is made.
48 1938 Hitler annexes Anschluss into Germany. At the Munich Conference, Germany is given a portion of Czechoslovakia.
49 1939 Hitler takes over all of Czechoslovakia. On Sept. 1st, Germany invades Poland. On Sept. 3rd, Great Britain and France declare war on Germany. World War II has begun.
55 1945 World War II ends with a Japanese delegation signing instrument of surrender aboard battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay.

Charles Lewis
Born on April 4, 1881 and died about 1920
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The Children of Berta J. Crawford

Ida Bell Lewis
Born in Houston County, Alabama on January 27, 1907 and died in Houston County, Alabama on November 18, 1935. She was 28 years old.

Bernice Walker (1925 - 2005)
George Washington Walker (1927 - 2002)
Merle Walker (1931 - 2016)
Ruby Mae Walker (1933 - 1961)
Mary Lois Walker ( 1929 -2003) ...
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