"I received Bertha's Bible from my dad years ago.
On several pages it lists her maiden name as
Lambert rather than Franklin. I have never seen a
birth certificate for her but have a copy of her
marriage license and there again she is listed as
Lambert. Most of the birth certificates of their
children also list her as Lambert. Her death
certificate and tombstone say Franklin."
- Stephen R. Childers, 10/5/2005 (Ralph Childers,
(For more on the identity of her father, click "Marriage"
and/or "Parents" above.)
Her death certificate listed the cause as
"apoplexy" (stroke) due to hypertension.
Signature from Land Deed Sale, 1929