Bessie D. Meyer

about 1887–8 October 1973 (Age 86)
Harrison, Ohio, United States

The Life of Bessie D.

When Bessie D. Meyer was born about 1887, in Harrison, Ohio, United States, her father, James Curtis Meyer, was 29 and her mother, Elizabeth D. Lukens, was 27. She married Wilmer G. Buntz in 1908, in Missouri, United States. She lived in Lewis Township, Holt, Missouri, United States for about 10 years. She died on 8 October 1973, in Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Mound City, Holt, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Wilmer G. Buntz
Bessie D. Meyer
Marriage: 1908

Spouse and Children

Missouri, United States

Parents and Siblings

    James Curtis Meyer


    Elizabeth D. Lukens




    Charles S. Meyer


    Arthur Lee Meyer


    Edna J Meyer




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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 17

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 23

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

Name Meaning

1 German and Dutch: from Middle High German meier, a status name for a steward, bailiff, or overseer, which later came to be used also to denote a tenant farmer, which is normally the sense in the many compound surnames formed with this term as a second element. Originally it denoted a village headman (ultimately from Latin māior ‘greater’, ‘superior’).2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish personal name Meyer (from Hebrew Meir ‘enlightener’, a derivative of Hebrew or ‘light’).3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Meidhir, from meidhir ‘mirth’.

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

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Brief Note

Elizabeth Bessie Meyer, daughter of James Curtis Meyer and Elizabeth Lukens, was born December 11, 1888 and died October 8, 1973. She married Wilmer George BUNTZ on March 28, 1918. Wilmer was born J …

Sources (2)

  • Bessie Meyer in household of J C Meyer, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Bessie D Meyer in household of James C Meyer, "United States Census, 1900"

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