Bessie Belle Glass

1 February 1875–17 March 1966 (Age 91)
New York, United States

The Life Summary of Bessie Belle

When Bessie Belle Glass was born on 1 February 1875, in New York, United States, her father, William H. Glass, was 20 and her mother, Mary Strader, was 18. She married James Alma Cunningham about 1903, 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 on 17 March 1966, in Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Angelus Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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James Alma Cunningham
Bessie Belle Glass
Marriage: about 1903
Dorothy Aileen Cunningham
Ernest Paul Cunningham

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1903Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 9
    Rosedale Cemetery was founded in 1884.
    1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station
    Age 16
    Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
    1901 · The Daughters of Utah Pioneers
    Age 26
    The Daughters of Utah Pioneers was organized by Annie Taylor Hyde after she invited a group of fifty-four women to her home to find ways to recognize names and achievements of the men, women and children who were the pioneers. They followed the lead of other national lineage societies, such as the Daughters of the American Revolution. They were legally incorporated in 1925.

    Name Meaning

    English and German: metonymic occupational name for a glazier or glass blower, from Old English glæs ‘glass’, Middle High German glas. In English, the name may also derive from a nickname from Old French glas, clas ‘clash of arms, noise, tumult (of battle)’.Irish (Ulster), Welsh, Cornish, and Scottish: from an Anglicized form of the epithet glas ‘slate colored, gray’, or any of various Gaelic surnames derived from it.German: from an altered form of the personal name Klass, a shortened form of Nikolaus (see Nicholas ). This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine).

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

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    Sources (30)

    • Bertha Weber in entry for Dorothy Aileen Cunningham, "Utah, Salt Lake County Birth Records, 1890-1915"
    • Bessie B Glass in household of Wm H Glass, "Minnesota State Census, 1885"
    • Bessie B Cunningham, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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