Name of Father: Isaac Francis
Maiden name of Mother: Anna Margaret Thomson
1910 IL CENSUS – Bertha Peterson (20y, b Illinois, married 1y, mother of 1 child) enumerated with husband William (25y, b Illinois, occupation farmer) and son Lester (6m, b Illinois)
1920 IL CENSUS – Bertha M. Peterson (30y, b Illinois) enumerated with husband William C. (34y, b Illinois, occupation helper in restaurant), 3 sons, all born in Illinois, Lester F. (9y), Kermit L. (8y) and Harry R. (6y), and her mother Anna M. Francis (71y, b New Jersey, widowed)
1930 IL CENSUS - Bertha Peterson, age 40, divorced, occupation laundress, b. Illinois, is enumerated with Lester, age 20, b. Illinois, Kermit, age 18, b. Illinois, and Harry, age 16, b. Illinois.
1940 IL CENSUS – Bertha Peterson (51y, b Illinois, divorced, occupation café proprietor, living in same place in 1935) enumerated with son Lester (30y, b Illinois, occupation café manager, living in same place in 1935), Lester’s wife Florence (29y, b Illinois, living in Sterling, Whiteside co, Illinois in 1935) and brother William Francis (62y, b Illinois, single, living in same place in 1935)