I do have some information on Bertha Dow's lineage.Here is what I have on Harry and Bertha:
1.HARRY C.1 FURSE was born June 8, 1875 in Millwood, Ohio, and died July 31, 1941 in Alma, Nabraska.He married BERTHA EVELYN DOW June 8, 1898, daughter of HERBERT DOW and RHODA SIMPSON.She was born June 1876.
Notes for HARRY C. FURSE:
Published Harlan County Journal in Alma.Harry's parents are both from England per 1900 census.
Harry C Furse is in the 1900 Harlan County NE census with wife Bertha W, son Myre D, and Harry's brother Frank.
Children of HARRY FURSE and BERTHA DOW are:
2. i. MERLE DOW FURSE, b. August 30, 1899, Alma, Nebraska.
ii. GEROLD FURSE, b. Abt. 1903, Nebraska.
iii. RONALD FURSE, b. Abt. 1904, Nebraska.
iv. GERSHAM FURSE, b. Abt. 1907, Nebraska.
v. DEAN FURSE, b. Abt. 1913, Nebraska.
vi. NORA FURSE, b. Abt. 1916, Nebraska.
vii. HERBERT FURSE, b. February 1918, Nebraska.
Generation No. 2
2.MERLE DOW2 FURSE (HARRY C.1) was born August 30, 1899 in Alma, Nebraska.He married THELMA WOOD July 28, 1923 in Alma, Nebraska.
Notes for MERLE DOW FURSE:
From Who's Who in Harlan County, 1940:
FURSE, MERLE DOW: Assistant Publisher; b Alma, Neb Aug 30, 1899; s of Harry Cory Furse-Bertha Evelyn Dow; ed Alma HS; Grand Island Bus Coll; m Thelma Wood July 28, 1923 Alma; d Jo Ann, Dorothy Gail; while in HS learned printing trade from father, publisher of Harlan Co Journal; 1923-28 owner &publisher Wilcox Herald, Wilcox; 1928-29 with father in Harlan Co Journal; 1929-33 with brother Ronald owner & publisher Florence Fontanelle and Minne Lusa Review, Omaha; 1933-36 owner & publisher Milligan Review, Milligan; 1936-37 owner & opr job printing shop, Brush Colo; 1937- asst publisher HarIan Co Journal; during World War was called in draft 1918, vol in place of married man, meanwhile Armistice signed; MWA; KP, Milligan; Chris Ch; Dem; hobbies, hunting, fishing; res Alma.
Children of MERLE FURSE and THELMA WOOD are:
i. JO ANN FURSE.
ii. DOROTHY GAIL FURSE.
Bertha is descended from Herbert B. Dow and Rhoda Elizabeth Simpson, both originally of Richland County, Wisconsin.I can provide more information about both the Dow and Simpson family if you like.I am descended from Frank Wesley Dow, Bertha's brother.Frank Wesley moved along with Herbert to Alma Nebraska in the early 1880s and I still have some family in the area.
Hope that helps!