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Elza S.L. BERTRAM, son of Rev. Jonathan and Pharaba (ADKINS) BERTRAM was born
April 22, 1850 in Wayne County, and reared there in the Sunnybrook Community.
On October 26, 1870 he married Miss Mary Jane MANNING in Wayne Co., Kentucky.
She was the daughter of John Howard and Mariah (MATHEWS) MANNING. After Elza's wife

died in 1903 he spent much of his time with his numerous grandchildren. In this
picture, taken about 1931, he is holding a namesake grandson on his lap. The
little boy was Elzie L. BERTRAM, son of James Winfrey and Ollie C. (CATRON)
BERTRAM. Little Elzie was born about 1929 in Wayne Co., Kentucky. Notice that
the boy is wearing a garment similar to a dress. but it was called a shirttail.
This was the customary garment for young boys. The older Elza (d. 1934) and his wife,
Mary Jane, are both buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Sunnybrook, Wayne Co.,
Kentucky. His grandaughter, Tennessee Myrtle (BERTRAM) DALTON, interviewed him
in his latter years, The results of that interview are also on this GenWeb site.
Photo courtesy of Maxine Bertram.          Submitted by Anna Bertram.

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