Bessie D. Williams

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

The Life of Bessie D.

When Bessie D. Williams was born in November 1898, in South Carolina, United States, her father, James Robert Williams, was 45 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 Goggans

Spouse and Children

22 November 1919
Chambers, Alabama, United States


    Gladys Goggans


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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 (also very common in Wales): patronymic from William .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bessie Williams in household of James R Williams, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Hattie Goggins in household of Charles A Goggins, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Bessie Williams in household of James R Williams, "United States Census, 1900"

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