Bessie Bell Glass

February 1875–before 1939 (Age 63)
New York, United States

The Life of Bessie Bell

When Bessie Bell Glass was born in February 1875, in New York, United States, her father, William H. Glass, was 20 and her mother, Mary Strader, was 20. She married James Alma Cunningham from 1900 to 1905, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Salt Lake City Ward 1, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1900 and Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States for about 10 years. She died before 1939, at the age of 62.

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Family Time Line

James Alma Cunningham
Bessie Bell Glass
Marriage: from 1900 to 1905
Dorothy Aileen Cunningham
Ernest Paul Cunningham

Spouse and Children

from 1900 to 1905
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States


    Dorothy Aileen Cunningham



    Ernest Paul Cunningham


Parents and Siblings

    William H. Glass


    Mary Strader




World Events (8)

1882 · Electricity Comes to Los Angeles

Age 7

Electricity was first introduced to Los Angeles. The first electric street light had “three carbon-arc lamps of three thousand candle-power” and stood 150 feet tall. 
1884 · Iron Mining starts in Minnesota

Age 9

After discovering iron ore in the Vermilion Range in North-East of Minnesota, iron mining companies began to come to the area and caused an economic boom to the area of Duluth and to the state as a whole.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 21

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

1 English and German: metonymic occupational name for a glazier or glass blower, from Old English glæs ‘glass’ (akin to Glad , referring originally to the bright shine of the material), Middle High German glas.2 Irish and Scottish: Anglicized form of the epithet glas ‘gray’, ‘green’, ‘blue’ or any of various Gaelic surnames derived from it.3 German: altered form of the personal name Klass, a reduced form of Nikolaus ( see Nicholas ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bessie B Glass in household of Wm H Glass, "Minnesota State Census, 1885"
  • Bessie Glass in household of William Glass, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Bessie B Cunningham in household of Jame A Cunningham, "United States Census, 1910"

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