Bessie Irene Mullen

7 December 1919–20 September 1997 (Age 77)
Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai, Idaho, United States

The Life Summary of Bessie Irene

When Bessie Irene Mullen was born on 7 December 1919, in Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai, Idaho, United States, her father, James Mullen, was 33 and her mother, Vera Muncey Harman, was 26. She married William W. Bitterman on 1 July 1940, in Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Hayden Lake, Kootenai, Idaho, United States in 1930 and Election Precinct 59 Columbia Valley Gardens, Cowlitz, Washington, United States in 1940. She died on 20 September 1997, in Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States, at the age of 77.

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Family Time Line

William W. Bitterman
1912–1978
Bessie Irene Mullen
1919–1997
Marriage: 1 July 1940
Sandra Sue Bitterman
1945–2009

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 July 1940Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai, Idaho, United States
  • Children

    (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (13)

    +8 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1920
    Age 1
    The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
    1920
    Age 1
    Women are given the right to vote under the Nineteenth Amendment.
    1940 · Galloping Gertie
    Age 21
    Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind guests came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.

    Name Meaning

    Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Maoláin ‘descendant of Maolán’, a byname meaning ‘tonsured one, devotee’ (from a diminutive of maol ‘bald’). The variants Ó Maoileáin and Ó Maoilín result in a variety of vowels in the Anglicized forms.Dutch (Van der Mullen): variant of Van der Molen (see Molen ).

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

    Possible Related Names

    Molen
    Mullin
    Milling
    Millen
    Moylan
    Mullane
    Mullan
    Mollen

    Sources (8)

    • Bessie Mullew in household of Peter Edward Gilbert, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Bessie I Gustafson, "United States Social Security Death Index"
    • Bessie Mullen in household of James Mullen, "United States Census, 1920"

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