Bertha Hartt was born November of 1865 in Norton, NB. Canada to Samuel and Mary (Hayes) Hartt. She married George Cheney on December 25,1893 in Lindsay, Carleton Co. NB After they were married they moved to Lowell, Middlesex, MA. Later she moved to Dracut, MA to live with her her daughter Mildred (Mrs. Albert Lunn) for four years until her death. Her little grandson Richard Cheney would sing her favorite hymn "The Old Rugged Cross." Bertha was a charter member and the oldest living member of the First Church of the Nazarene of Lowell, MA The records show she was a faithful and ardent worker for 63 years in the church. They had five children. She lived to be 96 yrs old. Children of George and Bertha Hartt Cheney; Harold 1894-1968, Edna Pearl 1897-1944, Leon 1899-1987, Lillian 1902-1973, Mildred 1905-1999. They have 7 grandsons, and 13 grandchildren.
Courtesy: Richard. Cheney
Lowell, Middlesex County
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