Bessie D. Meyer

Femaleabout 1887–8 October 1973

Brief Life History of Bessie D.

When Bessie D. Meyer was born about 1887, in Harrison, Ohio, United States, her father, James Curtis Meyer, was 30 and her mother, Elizabeth Deborah Lukens, was 28. 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 87, and was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Mound City, Holt, Missouri, United States.

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Wilmer G. Buntz
Bessie D. Meyer
Marriage: 1908

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"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1908Missouri, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

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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.

    1890 · Woman's Suffrage

    Age 3

    An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.

    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

    German and Swiss German: 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 maior ‘greater, superior’). This form of the surname is also established in France (mainly Alsace and Lorraine); see also 3 below. Compare Maier , Mayer , Meier , and Myer .

    Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish personal name Meyer, from Hebrew Meir ‘enlightener’, a derivative of or ‘light’ with the prefix m-. Compare Maier , Majer , Major , Mayer , Mayor , Meier , and Meir .

    Dutch: variant, also Flemish and Americanized, of Meijer , a cognate of 1 above. This surname is also established in South Africa, where it was also brought from France (see 1 above).

    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 …

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