Bessie Spencer

11 July 1887–19 September 1967 (Age 80)
Navarro, Texas, United States

The Life of Bessie

When Bessie Spencer was born on 11 July 1887, in Navarro, Texas, United States, her father, Bernard Lisle Spencer, was 26 and her mother, Mary Mollie Elizabeth Blassingame, was 19. She lived in Justice Precinct 5, Navarro, Texas, United States for about 10 years. She died on 19 September 1967, at the age of 80, and was buried in Frost, Navarro, Texas, United States.

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Bernard Lisle Spencer
Mary Mollie Elizabeth Blassingame
Bessie Spencer
Murl Spencer
Ollie Spencer
Alla Spencer
Clema Spencer
George Lisle Spencer
Anderson Eugene Spencer
Ruby Spencer
Buly Spencer
Charles Roy Spencer
Emily Merle Spencer
Johnnie Spencer

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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.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 7

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 21

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for someone employed in the pantry of a great house or monastery, from Middle English spense ‘larder’ + the agent suffix -er.

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

Sources (3)

  • Bessie Spencer in household of Bernard Spencer, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Bessie Spencer in household of Burnard L Spencer, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Bessie Spencer, "Texas Births and Christenings, 1840-1981"

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