Bertha is the grandmother of Mary Beth Ross. The following is her obituary
which appeared in the Mattoon (Illinois, USA) Journal-Gazette on 26th January 1942.
Mrs. Charles A. (Bertha) Newland died at 7 o'clock Saturday evening at her
home, 921 Moultrie Avenue, as a result of a paralytic stroke suffered Thursday. Mrs. Newland had been in ill health more than a year. She was 58
The funeral will be held at 9:30 o'clock Tuesday morning in the Church of the Immaculate
Conception, with Rev. Father J. J. Holmes officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.
Mrs. Newland, as Bertha Cavanaugh, was born February 12, 1884, in this city,
a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Cavanaugh. She attended the Mattoon schools. On October 5, 1902, she was married to Charles A. Newland of this
Surviving besides her husband are two sons, Harold of Mattoon and John "Jack" Newland of
Camp Forrest, Tenn; two daughters, Miss Mary Martha at home and Miss Bertha Jane of Decatur; two grandchildren and a brother,
Michael Cavanaugh of Decatur.
Mrs. Newland was a member of the Church of the Immaculate Conception and the
Bertha Johanna Cavanaugh
(1884 - 1942)