Brief TIMELINE review thus far...
1869..."Judge" Joseph F. Rutherford is born in Missouri.
1887...August H. Balko, Jr. is born in Texas.
1899...Bonnie Boyd is born in Iowa.
1901...Berta L. Teel is born in North Carolina.
1905...Blanch P. ? is born in Missouri.
1917...Judge is elected President of the WTBTS.
1921/22...August Balko & Blanch P. are married in Texas.
1923...*Mary M. Rutherford takes up residence in Monrovia, California.
*Bonnie Boyd moves to Bethel with her mother at the invitation of Van Ambergh and serves as Judge's stenographer.
*Berta Teel marries Alfred Peale.
1925...Judge's secretary, Arthur Goux, is replaced by Donald Haslet.
1929...*Robert J. Martin goes to San Diego and transfers the title for 2 lots purchased by Dr. Albert E. Eckols into his own name and contracts the construction of Beth-Sarim.
*Princess Bonnie C. Balko is born in Texas.
1930...Accompanied by Bonnie Boyd and Donald Haslet, Judge takes up residence in Beth-Sarim, as does August Balko, Blanch Balko, and Princess Bonnie.
193?...Berta Peale & Bonnie Boyd meet and attend a convention together in Europe.
1931...Prince Joseph Barak Balko is born.
1932...William Heath is baptized.
1934...*Heath meets the Judge.
*Matthew Howlett becomes Judge's personal nurse.
1937...*Heath is invited to Bethel to serve as Judge's personal secretary. He and Bonnie Boyd both accompany the Judge on a speaking tour through Europe for 6-8 weeks.
*Heath, Bonnie Balko and her mother accompany Judge to Beth-Sarim for the winter.
1938...*In January, Heath gets a divorce from his wife and, 1 week later, marries Bonnie Boyd in Las Vegas.
*Judge's personal nurse, Matthew Howlett, leaves to do zone work in Ohio.
*Berta Peale leaves her husband, Alfred, and comes to Bethel to serve as Judge's dietician.
1939...*Berta Peale's husband sues for divorce on grounds of abandonment.
*Matthew Howlett returns to serve as Judge's nurse until Judge's death in 1942.
*William Heath purchases the Beth-Shan property and is serving on the Watch Tower Board of Directors as well as being Judge's personal secretary.
1940...*Deed to Beth-Shan is conveyed to WTBTS, Heath having erected a house there and made other improvements to the property. William Heath and Bonnie Boyd Heath are allowed to live at Beth-Shan.
*Alfred Peale is granted a divorce from Berta (Teel) Peale.
1942...The Judge dies.
...please feel free to insert anything I have missed or correct any errors...