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Bertha Mary Gerrier (1916)

Bertha Mary Gerrier aka Horne
Born in Rumford, Oxford, Maine, United Statesmap
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Died [date unknown] in Rumford, Oxford, Maine, United Statesmap
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Bertha was born in 1916. She is the daughter of Walter Gerrier and Catherine Gaudet.


  • "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 13 March 2018), Walter Gerrier in entry for MM9.1.1/Q24F-YRM4:, Birth 04 Mar 1916; multiple sources, Maine; FHL microfilm 10,119.
  • "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 23 August 2019), Bertha Gerrier in household of Walter Gerrier, Rumford, Oxford, Maine, United States; citing ED 130, sheet 16B, line 55, family 270, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 648; FHL microfilm 1,820,648.
  • "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 23 August 2019), Bertha Gerier in household of Walter Gerier, Rumford, Oxford, Maine, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 46, sheet 40A, line 36, family 837, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 836; FHL microfilm 2,340,571.


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Bertha Mary Horne

RUMFORD – Bertha Mary Horne, 93, of Dixfield died peacefully at the Rumford Community Home on March 13.

She was born in Rumford, on March 4, 1916, the daughter of Walter and Catherine (Gaudet) Gerrier. She graduated from Stephens High School in 1934, where she was a member of the National Honor Society.

On Jan. 23, 1936, she married Charles Herwood Horne. They enjoyed 66 happy years together. They raised their son and daughter in Mexico, and later moved to their home on Holt Hill in Dixfield.

She worked as a secretary/bookkeeper for Dr. Charles Lord, Oxford Paper Co. (where she issued the first Social Security numbers to mill employees in 1936), Thomas L. Dickson Logging, and the Maine Department of Transportation.

She loved to play cards, golf and traveling. She and Herwood spent many happy retirement years in Arizona, Florida, and Myrtle Beach.

She was a lovely, hard-working, frugal woman. She was very generous to her family, whom she dearly loved.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Tim Bourassa of Mexico; her daughter-in-law, Jane Horne of Rumford; her brother, Eugene Gerrier and his wife, Marie, of North Ft. Myers, Fla.; a special niece, Judy Vienneau of Las Vegas, Nev.; five grandchildren, Kathy Horne of Mars Hill, N.C., Mike and Angie Horne of Richmond, Va., Jeannie and Tom Walsh of Medfield, Mass., Nicole and Pat Hornsby of Mexico, Erik Bourassa of Dixfield, and Beth Bourassa of Rumford; great-grandchildren, Emily and Benjamin Hornsby of Mexico, Kaylee Bourassa of Rumford, Anthony, Rachel and Tara Horne of Richmond, Va., and Kevin, Michael and Alison Walsh of Medfield, Mass.; three step-grandchildren, Todd and Shirley Bernard of Biddeford, Tracy and Steve Pinkham of Rumford Center, James Bernard of Rumford and Michelle Bernard of Rumford; sixstep-great-grandchildren, Jacob and Abby Pinkham of Rumford Center, Sam and Emily Bernard of Biddeford and Julia and Ali Bernard of Rumford.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Herwood in 2002; beloved son, Richard in 2006; sisters, Edna Hedger and Evelyn Tate; and brothers, Arthur, Edward and Wilfred Gerrier.

The family wishes to express their heartfelt thanks to the staff of the Rumford Community Home and to the Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice staff for their wonderful care and compassion.

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