102 - Bertha Delight Perkins - Cottonwood Cemetery - Wise County, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil
N 33° 22.714 W 097° 33.337
14S E 634354 N 3694188
Quick Description: Bertha Delight Perkins was born in 1898, just weeks before the Curies announced that they had discovered radium.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 2/18/2015 8:21:15 PM
Waymark Code: WMND8J
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member woolsox
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Long Description:
Ms. Perkins is buried in the Perkins family plot in Cottonwood Cemetery, in rural Wise County, TX. Her modern, red granite headstone, with accompanying vase, contrasts with the older curbing around the plot, and it has a set of praying hands bathed in light from above. The inscription on her headstone is simple:

Bertha Delight

Dec. 11, 1898
Aug. 8, 2001

Ms. Perkins was born just a day after the Spanish-American War ended, and significant events in her lifetime include:

1899 - Scott Joplin's "Maple Leaf Rag" is copyrighted.
1908 - William Hartnell, the first actor to portray the lead on "Doctor Who", is born.
1918 - Czar Nicholas II, his wife, Alexandra, and their children are executed in the Bolshevik Revolution.
1928 - Mickey and Minnie Mouse make their first appearances.
1938 - Joe Louis destroys Max Schmeling in their rematch in New York.
1948 - Dewey defeats Truman in the US Presidential election...but he doesn't.
1958 - Pope John XXIII is elected as a stop-gap pope.
1968 - Denny McClain is the last Major League Baseball pitcher to win thirty games in a season.
1978 - Pope John Paul I dies after being pope for only thirty-three days.
1988 - Microsoft releases Windows 2.1.
1998 - Microsoft releases Windows '98.
2001 - The Taliban destroys the Bamiyan Buddhas.
Location of Headstone: Cottonwood Cemetery - Wise County, TX

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