Bessie Louise Pelton

24 May 1885–16 December 1938 (Age 53)
Southbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Bessie Louise

When Bessie Louise Pelton was born on 24 May 1885, in Southbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Frank Lincoln Pelton, was 19 and her mother, Lucy Jane West, was 19. She married Edwin Allen Porter on 3 October 1904, in Bristol, Hartford, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 16 December 1938, in Bristol, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Bristol, Hartford, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edwin Allen Porter
1883–1950
Bessie Louise Pelton
1885–1938
Marriage: 3 October 1904
Edwin Frank Porter
1905–1972
Helen E Porter
1907–1979
Sterling A Porter
1911–1992
Ernest G Porter
1914–1984

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
3 October 1904
Bristol, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1886

Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1886 · Giving Working Men a Union

Age 1

The largest union group in the United States during the first half of the 20th century. It still exists today but merged with The Congress of Industrial Organization.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 15

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Pelton, a place in County Durham, named from an unattested Old English personal name Pēola + tūn ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Bessie L Pelton in household of Frank Pelton, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Bessie Porter in household of Edward A Porter, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Bessie L Porter in household of Edwin A Porter, "United States Census, 1930"

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