Person:Bertha George Palmer Haley

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Bertha George Palmer Haley

"Will Palmer and Cynthia Murray Palmer (Haley's Grandparents) and Bertha Palmer (Haley's Mother)." From Gather
 Mother of Alex Haley (Author of Roots)

Born:1897, Henning, TN
Died:February 16, 1932, Normal (Huntsville), AL
Buried:Bethlehem Cemetery, Henning, TN
Mother of:Alex Haley
Wife of:Simon Alexander Haley


•  Died in Normal (Huntsville) AL when Alex was only ten. Bertha's husband, Alex's father, was teaching at A & M at the time.

•  Bertha studied music at The Ithaca Conservatory, in Ithaca NY while her husband completed his masters at Cornell.

Related Links:
•  Gather - Photos
•  Tennessee History - Bertha's story told within Alex's story here.

The Following Pages Link to this Page:
•  Alex Haley
•  Simon Alexander Haley

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