Fourth Generation

74. Velma Bell WHITE was born on 12 October 1896 in Ladonia, Fannin County, Texas.23 She died on 8 June 1983 at the age of 86 in Greenville, Hunt County, Texas.47

Velma Bell WHITE and William Eston BERTRAM were married on 15 November 1918.23 William Eston BERTRAM43, son of William F. BERTRAM and Sarah LOWE, was born on 2 December 1897 in Booneville, Logan County, Arkansas.43,47 He died on 31 May 1968 at the age of 70 in Sherman, Grayson County, Texas.47

1900 Census. Justice Prec 5, Fannin, TX, Hh 357
William Bertram, b. Jun 1872, age 28, married 9 years, b. TN, father b. MS, mother b. GA, Farmer
Sarah, wife, b. May 1875, age 25, 3 children, 2 are lving, b. TX, father b. MS, mother b. AR
Arthur, son, b. Sep 1891, age 8, b. AR
Eston, son, b. Dec 1897, age 2, b. AR

1910 Census. Justice Prec 5, Fannin, TX, Hh 297
Will F. Bertram, age 38, married 19 years, b. MO, father b. TN, mother b. GA
Sarah, wife, 34, b. TX, mother & father's birth unknown
Arthur, son, 17, b. AR
Eston, son, 12, b. AR
Seth, son, 9, b. TX
Cecil, dau, 7, b. TX (female)
Fay, dau, 5, b. TX
Eupha, dau, age 1, b. TX

In 1920, Bill and Velma lived with her mother, Etta White. His occupation was listed as "None". His brother James A. Bertram and father Willie F. Bertram and their families were in Windom, Fannin Co in 1920.

1930 Census. Sweetwater, Nolan Co, TX, Hh 728
William Bertram, age 33, married at 22. Born Arkansas, salesman, wholesale fruit
Velma B., wife, age 33, married at 22, Born Texas, father born TX, mother born Iowa
Dorris L, dau, age 6
Audrey A., dau, age 5/12

16 Feb 1942 World War II Draft Registration
William Eston Bertram of 1203 McCaulley St., Sweetwater, Nolan Co, TX, was age 44 - born 2 Dec 1897 in Logan County, AR. Mrs. W. E. Bertram of the same address would always know his. Employed by Westex Products Co. of Abilene, TX. 5'11", 168#'s. Gray eyes, gray hair.

1940 Census. Scurry Co, TX, Hh 130
Lived in Stamford, Jones Co, TX in 1935
Bertram, W. Eston, 43, b. AR, Farmer
Vilma, wife, 43, b. TX
Doris, dau, 16
Audrey Ann, dau, 10
Billy Bob, son, b. 5
Mrs. Etta White, mother-in-law, 76, widow, b. Iowa, lived in Ladonia, Fannin Co, TX in 1935.

1946 Abilene, TX City Directory
Bertram, Wm. E. (Velma) slsmn West Texas Products Co. Home: 617 Amarillo

Texas Death Certificate for William Eston Bertram, #41699
The usual residence was Route 2, Bonham, Fannin Co, TX, but he died at Wilson N. Jones Hospital in Sherman, Grayson Co. Born 2 Dec 1897, age 70 at his death, 31 May 1968. He was a retired salesman from the Wholesale Grocery business. His father's name given as W. F. Bertram. His mother was Sarah Lowe. His daughter Mrs. Doris Shield was the informant. He suffered from chronic pulmonary emphysema for over five years and died of pneumonia. Buried Ladonia Cemetery, Ladonia, Fannin Co, TX.

Velma Bell WHITE and William Eston BERTRAM had the following children:



Dorris Lynn BERTRAM.



[Infant] BERTRAM was born about 1926. He/she died about 1926 at the age of 0.

Audrey Ann's birth certificate indicates she was the third child born, the second living child. I have found no birth certificate for a child in between Dorris and Audrey, but apparently there was such a child.



Audrey Ann BERTRAM.



Billy Bob BERTRAM.