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  1. Wilma Mae PALLAN: Birth: 5 FEB 1925 in Los Angeles, California. Death: 18 JUL 1942 in Thermalito, Butte Co., CA


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  1. Arthur William CODY: Birth: 22 NOV 1952 in Los Angeles, CA. Death: 15 MAR 1996 in San Diego, CA

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Notes
a. Note:   N3 1910 Albany Ward 9, Albany, New York w/parents
 1920 not found
 1925 states residence in Bakersfield, CA on daus. birth certificate, occupation schoolgirl.
 note she is in the 1930 census twice:
 1930 Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada as married but husband not present, on expedition, also Mark Harrington and James E. Thruston.
 1930 Los Angeles Co., CA in hh of Mark R. Harrington as Bertha P. Pallen, neice, divorced.
 1932, '34 Los Angeles Co., voter regis - Mrs. Bertha Parker Thurston 422 Holland Ave. (rep) (address is in Highland Park near Ave. 52 and Marmion Way).
  DesertMagazine-1940-April - Harrington Article on Gypsum Cave
 Our original exploration crew was composed almost entirely of American Indians! Mrs. Harrington, who usually accompanies me on these trips, is part Seneca. Her niece, Bertha Parker Pallan (now Mrs. Oscar Cody) who served as expedition secretary, is the daughter of a distinguished Seneca. He is Arthur C. Parker, director of the Rochester (N. Y.) museum of arts and sciences. Bertha, known to us as "Bertie," comes naturally by her archaeological interest, having been born in a tent on one of her father's expeditions. As secretary at Gypsum cave she took care of all dictation, typing, cleaning, repair and cataloging of specimens and often found time to work in the cave, worming her way into the most inaccessible crevices, and usually returning with some real relic of the past.
 . . . She never lost Bertha Pallan Cody, secretary for the expedition, at the spot where she found the her temper when unexpected guests arsloth skull. The DESERT MAGAZINE the time being and a new one started at the scene of the discovery. We learned later that my identification had been cor rect. The next find was most important, not only in itself, but because it brought us the support of other institutions. This was made, not by the toiling excavators, but by the expedition secretary! This day Bertie, as was her custom, when the paper work was done, donned headlight and dust mask and proceeded to the cave to search the crevices. Finding a large flat slab in Room 3 she peered under it and discovered that by sticking her head all the way in and looking back she could see into a crevice. There she spied a curious object that looked like a bone. Extracting it with difficulty she found it to be the skull of a strange animal, unlike anything she had ever seen� long and rather slender with a comparatively tiny braincase. When I saw it I was tempted to shout "Groind sloth!" but being a prudent man and merely an archaeologist I decided to have the skull identified by a paleontologist. A guess, after all, is only a guess. Morrison volunteered to take the skull to Cal-Tech. My guess was correct. The skull was really that of a ground sloth, the species Nothrotherium shastense Sinclair. What happened then has passed into history. The California Institute of Technology and later the Carnegie Institution of Washington joined forces with us on the strength of that skull. We were promised sufficient funds to make a good job of the work we had begun. We acquired a resident paleontologist, the late James E. Thurston, who made it unnecessary for me to guess at the bones we found.
  CODY, BERTHA A. PARKER.
 A manual for history museums. � 25Nov35; A89662. Melville A. Parker, Bertha A. Parker Cody (Mrs. Oscar Cody) & Martha Anne Parker (C); 6 Aug 63; R320131.
b. Note:   ogical expeditions
Note:   said to have been born in a tent on one of her father's archaeol


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