Ramsay, Bertram Hanlon

Birth Name Ramsay, Bertram Hanlon
Gender male
Age at Death 47 years, 6 months, 17 days


Bertram H Ramsay, 48 years old, of Cambridge St, Cambridge a watchman at the New Fog Art Museum being constructed at the corner of Quincey St and Broadway, Cambridge was overcome at 4 o'clock this morning by gas coming from sheet-iron stoves in the basement of the building used for drying plaster. He was discovered unconscious. Ramsay was taken to the Cambridge City Hospital and his name was placed on the dangerous list. Boston Globe 26 jan 1926

Bertram H Ramsey, 48, nightwatchman at the construction lot of the new Harvard Museum, Cambridge was found dead on the floor of the shanty shortly after 7 yesterday morning...The Medical Examiner reported a finding of death due to an accidental blow on the top of his head. Apparently Ramsay had bumped his head severely while making his rounds in the building shortly after 12:30. Officials believe he was suddenly dizzy and toppled over, hitting his head a second blow this time on the temple against a table leg. He had been dead some hours when found.

He left a wife, Phoebe, who is very ill at present and several children. He was employed by the Hedgman-Harris Construction Company of New York city. Last winter he was overcome at the same place by the fumes of a plaster drying salamander in the basement of the building. Boston Globe 19 July 1926

RAMSAY—JuIy 18, Bertram H.. husband of Phebe, of 488 Cambridge street, age 47 years, 11 months, 12 days...


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1879 Lot 6, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada Feb 16 on his 1901 census; gave Dec 20 1879 on WW1 enlistment form  
Death July 18, 1926 Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States Mass Death Index  


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Ramsay, Lorenzoabout 1848March 7, 1891
Mother Silliker, Anna MarieJanuary 15, 1854
         Ramsay, Bertram Hanlon 1879 July 18, 1926
    Sister     Ramsay, Sarah Alice November 21, 1881 July 30, 1909
    Brother     Ramsay, Archibald Sherman April 3, 1883 March 2, 1936
    Sister     Ramsay, Charlotte Edith Lottie Murray March 20, 1886 June 1973
    Brother     Ramsay, Lorenzo Artemis about 1890 before 1901


Family of Ramsay, Bertram Hanlon and Roberts, Phoebe

Married Wife Roberts, Phoebe ( * May 29, 1885 + May 6, 1953 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage June 13, 1906 Somerville, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States    
Name Birth Date Death Date
Ramsay, Bertram HanlonAugust 6, 1908January 29, 1987
Ramsay, ThelmaJune 18, 1915September 20, 1988
Ramsay, Unnamed childMay 20, 1917before 1930
Ramsay, John Harold1919January 9, 1944