WOMEN: In Seattle

Fifty-eight years ago a girl child was born in Ware, Mass., and christened Bertha Ethel. Her father was Charles Knight and her mother Cordelia Cutter Knight (the Cutter family came to Massachusetts in 1630). Little Bertha's brother is named Austin M. He is now a retired admiral. Her sister, Jessie L., grew up and married a widower named David Starr Jordan and is now wife of the chancellor emeritus of Leland Stanford Jr. University. Among the girls who lived in her little town was Rose Casey, now Mrs. Hayes, who is a member...

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