Bessie King Pelton

Brief Life History of Bessie King

When Bessie King Pelton was born on 31 December 1873, in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Arthur Middleton Pelton, was 32 and her mother, Emma Jane Barton, was 29. She married Charles Winfred Savage on 24 August 1898, in Churchville, Riga, Monroe, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Oberlin, Lorain, Ohio, United States in 1910 and Russia Township, Lorain, Ohio, United States in 1920.

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Charles Winfred Savage
Bessie King Pelton
Marriage: 24 August 1898
Doris Savage
Ruth Savage

Sources (8)

  • Elizabeth Savage in household of Charles W Savage, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Bessie K. Pelton, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Bessie King Pelton, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.


St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Pelton, a place in County Durham,named from an unattested Old English personal name Pēola +tūn ‘farmstead, settlement’.

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

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