Bertha Adelia Braithwaite Beale




    Bertha Adelia, the youngest child, grew up in Williamsburg with George Beale Jr.  whose father had the roofing and hardware store across the street from her mother Delia’s store on the Duke of Gloucester Street.  They were married in 1911 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania where George had obtained a job as a banker.  From Johnstown, they would travel to Williamsburg so that each of their children could be born at The Homeplace.  Bertha and George had four children: John Pollard, Adelia Churchill, Louise Braithwaite and George Edwin.