Bessie Louise Pelton

Female24 May 1885–16 December 1938

Brief Life History 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
Bessie Louise Pelton
Marriage: 3 October 1904
Edwin Frank Porter
Helen E Porter
Sterling A Porter
Ernest G Porter

Sources (8)

  • Bessie L Pelton in household of Frank Pelton, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Bessie Pelton, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Bessie L Pelton Porter, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 October 1904Bristol, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)


    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.

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