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159. Lillie Bell THOMAS was born in October 1893 in Texas.

She was a first cousin once removed to Elizabeth Holderness Haden, wife of Joseph B. Haden., and a second cousin to Robert Charles Haden.

Lillie Bell THOMAS and James Arthur BERTRAM were married circa 1913. James Arthur BERTRAM, son of William F. BERTRAM and Sarah LOWE, was born on 25 September 1892 in Booneville, Arkansas. He died in June 1962 at the age of 69 in Abilene, Taylor, Texas, United States.

1920 Census. Fannin County, TX, Windom, Hh 92
James A. Bertram, age 28, b. AR, father b. MO
Lilly B., age 27, b. AR
Noda M., age 5. Dortha L. 3, Virginia D. 1/12

1930 Scurry County, TX [Snyder] Hh 106
James A. Bertram, age 36, married at age 21
Lula B., age 36, married at 20, b. TX, father b. AR
children born in TX: Nolia, 15. Dorothy L. 13. Virginia D. 11. Marjorie N. 8. Thomas R. 6. Billie W. 4.

Texas Death Certificate #45470
James Arthur Bertram died in Abilene, Taylor Co, TX. His address was 825 Buccaneer Drive. He was married and had been a carpenter. He was born in Booneville, AR, 25 Sep 1892 and was age 69 at his death, 28 Jun 1962. His father was W. F. Bertram; his mother was Sara Lowe. The informant was Mr.s Lillie Bertram. He died of cancer of the bladder with metastasis to the liver. He was buried Elmwood Memorial Park in Abilene.

Clipping found in Audrey White Haden's papers describes this family of a Bill Bertram. This is the brother off William Eston Bertram. Dated 28 Jun 1962 - probably from an Abilene, TX newspaper.
J. A. Bertram Rites Here Saturday.
James Arthur Bertram, 69, a resident here since 1945, died at 6:20 p.m. Thursday at his home, 825 Buccaneer Dr.
Born Sept. 25, 1892, in Booneville, Ark., Mr. Bertram attended high school in Whiteright, Tex., and Grayson College in Whiteright. He was married to Lillie Thomas in Honey Grove, Dec. 18, 1913. The couple moved to Snyder in 1923 and moved to Eula from Snyder in 1938 and in 1945 moved to Abilene.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Elliott's Chapel of Memories, with the Rev. Joe David Ruffin, pastor of the Central Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Memorial Park.
The body will lie in state at Elliott's Funeral Home. The casket will not be opened at the service.
Surviving are his wife: one son, Bill Bertram of 2510 Woodard St.; four daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Givson of Grant's Pass, Ore., Mrs. Nolia Rittenberry, 1850 Cedar, Mrs. Nell King of Amarill, Virginia Yeager of Colorado City; three brothers, W. E. of 1117 Buccaneer Dr., Seth of Lubbock, Tom of Hobbs, N.M.: four sisters, Mrs. Earl Grantham of Morton, Mrs. Fay Vaught of Monahans, Mrs. Eddie Sumner of Monahans, Mrs. Granville Ledbetter of Tokio, Tex.; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
One son, Thomas W. Bertram, who was killed in Germany in 1944 while a member of the Armed Forces, preceded him in death.

Lillie Bell THOMAS and James Arthur BERTRAM had the following children:

198

i.

Nolia M. BERTRAM (private).

199

ii.

Dorothy L. BERTRAM (private).

200

iii.

Virginia D. BERTRAM (private).

201

iv.

Marjorie Nell BERTRAM (private).

202

v.

Thomas W. BERTRAM was born in 1924 in Texas. He died in 1944 at the age of 20 in Germany.

203

vi.

Billie W. BERTRAM (private).