Elizabeth Bertha Shaw

F, #279, b. 1 May 1878, d. 22 May 1946
Father*John Shaw
Mother*Hannah Marks
Research Note:
I believe she is the illegitimate daughter of Hannah Marks. There is a birth registration #004754 80, issued to an illegitimate female, mother Hannah Marks, born July 17, 1880 in the Bermuda Lying in Hospital in Toronto. This has been the only registration found to date.
Elizabeth Bertha Shaw was also known as Bertha Carmoody. She was born on Wednesday, 1 May 1878 at Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada, according to the 1901 census. Her death registration states her date of birth as July 19 1878. Elizabeth and William John Carmoody, son of Byron Carmoody and Matilda LaBallister, were married by Reverend S. S. Bates on Tuesday, 31 March 1896 at Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada. He was 22, bachelor, occupation was Express Driver, religion Baptist, born and living in Toronto. She had no occupation, spinster, Baptist, born Toronto, living in Toronto. Elizabeth Mary Smith and Arthur Edward Smith witnessed the marriage. She appeared in the household of William John Carmoody on the census of April 1901 at 260 Borden Street, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada. She is recorded as: Carmoody, Bertha, female, white, married, born May 1, 1878 in Ontario, age 22, of Scotch origin, Canadian Nationality, Baptist, able to read and write, able to speak English. She appeared as head of the household on the census of April 1911 at Caledonia Avenue, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. She is recorded as: Carmoody, Bertha, female, head, married, Born July 1878 in Ontario, age 33, of English origin, Canadian nationality, Baptist, not working, able to read, write and speak English. Florence Kathalene Carmoody, Bertha Matilda Margery Carmoody, William John Carmoody, Frederick Morris Carmoody, Victor Andrews Carmoody and Nickolas Tsimbidis also appeared in the household.

Elizabeth Bertha Shaw and William John Carmoody were divorced on 20 December 1912. William deserted Bertha and the five children shortly after moving to Victoria. Images of the divorce documents can be found here. Elizabeth and Nickolas Tsimbidis were married by Judge Boyd J. Tallman on Thursday, 20 May 1915 at the Court House, Seattle, King Co., Washington, USA. She was recorded as Bertha Carmoody and he was Nick Chimbides. W. A. Hill and M. H. Cushing witnessed the marriage. She appeared in the household of Nickolas Tsimbidis on the census of 17 January 1920 at 4146 49'th Avenue SW, Seattle, King Co., Washington, USA. She is recorded as: Nicklos, Bertha, wife, female, white, 29, married, unknown date of immigration, able to read and write, born Canada, mother tongue English, father born Scotland, mother born Canada, able to speak English, no occupation. She appeared in the household of Nickolas Tsimbidis on the census of 8 April 1930 at 911 1/2 Palos Verdes Street, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., California, USA. She was recorded as: Nicholos, Bertha, wife, female, white, 50, married, married, 30 at first marriage, able to read and write, born English Canada, both parents born English Canada, immigrated 1912, alien citizen, able to speak English, not working. She appeared in the household of Nickolas Tsimbidis on the census of 5 April 1940 at 639 W 7'th Street, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., California, USA. She was recorded as: Nicklos, Bertha, wife, female, white, age 60, married, born English Canada, naturalized citizen, resided at the same place on April 1, 1935, not working. Bertha died on Wednesday, 22 May 1946 at Providence Hospital, Seattle, King Co., Washington, USA, at age 68 years and 21 days as a result of inadequate medical supplies during an operation for high blood pressure. Cause of death is recorded as acute cardiac failure due to chronic myocarditis at 1:00 pm. She was buried on Saturday, 25 May 1946 at Evergreen-Washelli Cemetery, Seattle, King Co., Washington, USA.

Family 1

William John Carmoody b. 22 Mar 1874, d. 24 Feb 1960
Children

Family 2

Nickolas Tsimbidis b. 16 Jan 1884, d. 4 Feb 1970
Child