Bessie D. Williams

November 1898–1929 (Age 30)
South Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of Bessie D.

When Bessie D. Williams was born in November 1898, in South Carolina, United States, her father, James Robert Williams, was 43 and her mother, Amanda Rebecca Rowe, was 39. She married Charles Alford Goggans on 22 November 1919, in Chambers, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Election Precinct 13 Langdale-Shawmut-River View and Fairfax, Chambers, Alabama, United States for about 40 years. She died in 1929, at the age of 31.

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Charles Alford Goggans
Bessie D. Williams
Marriage: 22 November 1919
Gladys Velma Goggans

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  • Marriage
    22 November 1919Chambers, Alabama, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1900 · Gold for Cash!
    Age 2
    This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
    1900 · Giving Puerto Rico an American Welcome
    Age 2
    A law that established government on the island of Puerto Rico and gave all Puerto Ricans citizenship. This law was replaced by the Jones–Shafroth Act in 1917.
    1907 · Not for profit elections
    Age 9
    The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of William , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. This form of the surname is also common in Wales. In North America, this surname has also absorbed some cognates from other languages, such as Dutch Willems . Williams is the third most frequent surname in the US. It is also very common among African Americans and Native Americans.History: This surname was brought to North America from southern England and Wales independently by many different bearers from the 17th century onward. Roger Williams, born in London in 1603, came to MA in 1630, but the clergyman was banished from the colony for his criticism of the Puritan government; he fled to RI and founded Providence.

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

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    Sources (11)

    • Bessie Williams in household of James R Williams, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Bessie Williams in entry for Kenneth Julian Todd and Gladys Velma Goggans, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
    • Bessie Goggins, "Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974"

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