Bessie Eldona Conrad

16 August 1873–
Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life of Bessie Eldona

When Bessie Eldona Conrad was born on 16 August 1873, in Nova Scotia, Canada, her father, James Edward Conrad, was 34 and her mother, Zenobia Salome Weinacht ( Wynacht), was 32. She married Charles Frederick Soulis on 20 August 1907, in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She lived in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1881.

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Charles Frederick Soulis
Bessie Eldona Conrad
Marriage: 20 August 1907

Spouse and Children

20 August 1907
Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

Parents and Siblings


    Zenobia Salome Weinacht ( Wynacht)




+7 More Children

World Events (6)

1909 · First Canadian Flight

Age 36

The Silver Dart was the first recorded flight in Canada. It took off from Baddeck, Nova Scotia, on February 23, 1909, and was piloted by John Alexander Douglas McCurdy.
1921 · Racing Schooner Launched

Age 48

The Bluenose racing schooner was launched on March 26, 1921, in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. It was evident that the ship was nothing like other ships that had been launched.
1945 · HMCS Esquimalt Torpedoed

Age 72

On April 16, 1945, the HMCS Esquimalt was torpedoed by German U-Boats. Thirty-nine men died, some due to the attack others to exposure to cold. Those that survived were rescued by the Sarnia.

Name Meaning

German: Quick in counsel, gifted in counsel

Sources (3)

  • Bessie Conrad in household of James Conrad, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Bessie Eldom Conrad, "Nova Scotia Births, 1864-1877"
  • Anna Conrad, "Nova Scotia Births, 1864-1877"

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