Babcock,  Bertha May

Babcock, Bertha May

Female 1874 - 1902  (27 years)

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  • Name Babcock, Bertha May  [1
    Born 01 Jul 1874  Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Female 
    Residence 1881  Olden, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 1900  Au Gres, Arenac, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died May 1902  Au Gres, Arenac, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Au Gres, Arenac, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I15362  Sullivan Burgess Family Tree | The History of Alexander V Laughlen
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2017 

    Father Babcock, John Harvey,   b. 14 Mar 1820, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Dec 1887, Traverse City, Grand Traverse, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother McLaughlin, Hester Ann,   b. 09 May 1832, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1903, Au Gres, Arenac, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 27 Feb 1854  [1
    Family ID F5397  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 01 Jul 1874 - Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1881 - Olden, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1900 - Au Gres, Arenac, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - May 1902 - Au Gres, Arenac, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Au Gres, Arenac, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Babcock, Bertha May Birth Record
    Babcock, Bertha May Birth Record

    Family Crest
    Babcock Family Crest
    Babcock Family Crest
    This interesting surname is of early medieval English origin, and is a diminutive of the baptismal name "Babb". The medieval female given name "Babb" is a pet form of Barbara, deriving from the Greek term "barbaros" meaning "foreigner", which was borne by an enormously popular but almost certainly non-existent saint, who according to legend was imprisoned in a tower and later put to death by her own father for refusing to recant her Christian beliefs. Babb may also be a nickname from the Middle English "bab(e)", baby. However, a more probable source is from the Olde English pre 7th Century personal name "Babba", of uncertain origin, found in several placenames, including Babbacombe in Devon, and Babington in Somerset. The suffix "-cock", applied to a young lad who strutted proudly like a cock, and soon became a generic term for a youth, and was attached with hypocoristic force to the short forms of many medieval given names. Alwinus Babb is noted in the 1198 Feet of Fines of Sussex. On July 26th 1649, the marriage of Elizabeth Babcock and Robert Holiday took place in Snaith, Yorkshire, and the marriage of Margaret Babcock and Thomas Thornley took place at Manchester Cathedral, Lancashire, on November 17th 1751. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Edward Babcock, which was dated November 16th 1578, marriage to Janet Spencer, at Halifax, Yorkshire, during the reign of Queen Elizabeth 1, known as "Good Queen Bess", 1558 - 1603. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

  • Notes 
    • It was reported by Dr. E. Ross Laughlin that she never married.

  • Sources 
    1. [S424] The Works of M. E. Laughlin and E. R. Laughlin, 1955 2nd Edition, Mary Elizabeth Bowyer Laughlin and Edgerton Ross Laughlin.

    2. [S1] Ontario: Birth, Death and Marriage Records.

    3. [S23] 1881 Canadian Census, taken April 4, 1881.

    4. [S32] 1900 USA Federal Census, taken June 1, 1900.