BERT AINSWORTH

1892-1962

 

Researched and compiled by Faye Bell (SLC) 2012

 

 

            Bert (Harmon Herbert) {shown on the 1900 U.S. Census} Ainsworth was born to Frank S. Ainsworth1 and Lula Ainsworth on the 8th of Jan 1892 in Wyoming. By 1900 Bert has three brothers Frank E., Ray and Marion L Ainsworth and they lived at Red Bank, Big Horn County , WY.   On October 3, 1912 Bert married Effie Grace Brown in Big Horn County, WY.  It was a triple wedding ceremony, but the item doesn’t list the other two couples (obit of Effie Grace Ainsworth 1989) plus Western States Marriage Index.  The Ainsworths were active members of the 7th Day Adventist Church.  By WW I the required draft registration shows, Bert is 25 years old, medium built and medium height with blue eyes and brown hair.  He claims reason for deferment is a wife and two children.—his occupation farmer and stockman.  Their two children:  Clarence and Zepha are listed on the 1930 U.S. Federal Census and lived then in Election District #1, Washakie County, WY.  They were farmers and ranchers in the Upper Nowood/Red Bank area for close to a century and were well respected in the surrounding country—both for their diligence and for their religious beliefs.  Harmon Herbert (Bert) Ainsworth passed away 10th January 1962.

 

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1 The 1900 census shows that Lula, mother of Bert  Ainsworth, is the wife of Thomas, but the 1910 census says that Lula’s husband is Frank S Ainsworth.  This raises questions as to the validity of the 1900 census.  The census-taker or the person being interviewed misunderstood which father was wanted:  the head of the house or the father of the head of the house!