Bertha Catherine Gilpin


parents: Albert Robert Gilpin and Emily Jane Andis


Birth:  11 Sep 1891  Montborne, Skagit, WA
Death:  02 Jun 1982  Renton, King, WA
Burial:  Greenwood Memorial Park, Renton, King, WA

Marriage #1

Richard Henry Zirk

02 Jul 1908 Kennydale, King, WA - by William Hayes, J.P.


Richard Henry Jr Zirk 25 Oct 1909
Taulbert James "Tally" Zirk 31 Mar 1912
Leo Edward Zirk 11 Aug 1919
Albert Robert Zirk 14 Oct 1921
Robert Raymond Zirk 17 Nov 1922
children of Richard Henry Zirk and Bertha Catherine (Gilpin) Zirk


1910 Federal census Kennydale, King, WA - age 18 (view census information)
1920 Federal census Kennydale, King, WA - age 28 (view census information)
1930 Federal census Kennydale, King, WA - age 38 (view census information) Social Security Death Index; WWI Civilian Draft Database; Washington State Death index 1907-1996; Washington State Birth Index prior to 1910-1919
Washington State Digital Archives Marriage records, birth records
Boise, Idaho Public Library Obituaries
Washington State Library, Olympia, WA Obituaries
Random Acts of Kindness volunteer Gwen Bray Obituaries
Find-a-Grave volunteers Karen Sipe, Lynda Kinberg and Loretta-Marie Dimond Tombstone and cemetery photos - Greenwood Memorial Park, Renton, WA
Family records Records and photos belonging to Jack Andis
Family records Photos belonging to Lisa Hughes
Family records Records belonging to Esther P (Green) Zirk
Family research Research belonging to Valerie Boman and Debra Branigan

Miscellaneous Information

1) We have a copy of Bertha's birth return and affadivit of birth.

2) Husband of Bertha Catherine Gilpin: Richard Henry Zirk - born 09 Jul 1872 Baltimore, Baltimore, MD; died 12 Apr 1930 Renton, King, WA; obituary; buried Greenwood Memorial Park, Renton, King, WA (see tombstone photo below); son of John August Zirk and Minnie Fele or Wohels; WWI draft registration card.

3)  We have a copy of Bertha and Richard's marriage certificate and return

4) We have a copy of a newspaper article regarding the Zirk family.

5) We have a copy of Bertha's obituary.


Photos and/or signatures

Bertha Catherine Gilpin (on left) and unknown

unknown date

Herberta Larson, Leo Zirk 
and Maxine (Larson) Reynolds

unknown date


children of Emily Jane (Andis) Gilpin, Kimble

Herberta Larson, Chester Gilpin, Opal Shepard, Bertha Zirk, 
Effie Calkins, Edward Gilpin

photo taken on the day of Emily's funeral
May 1965


Richard Henry Zirk and his wife Bertha Catherine (Gilpin) Zirk

Greenwood Memorial Park
Renton, King, WA

tombstone photos taken by Debra Branigan


Richard's signature: