Bessie Thomas

23 February 1897–1968 (Age 70)
Estill, Floyd, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Bessie

When Bessie Thomas was born on 23 February 1897, in Estill, Floyd, Kentucky, United States, her father, William Cairison Thomas, was 32 and her mother, Eliza Wagers, was 29. She married Leonard Moore in 1916, in Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Saint Clair, Butler, Ohio, United States in 1930 and Hanover Township, Butler, Ohio, United States in 1940. She died in 1968, in Somerville, Butler, Ohio, United States, at the age of 71.

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Leonard Moore
Bessie Thomas
Marriage: 1916
Thelma Clay Moore
Izabell Cleo Moore
Gladys Moore
Glenn Moore

Spouse and Children

Kentucky, United States


    Thelma Clay Moore


    Izabell Cleo Moore


    Gladys Moore


    Glenn Moore


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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1900 · Governor Shot

Age 3

On January 30, 1900 Governor William Goebel of Kentucky was assassinated. He took a bullet to the chest, outside the Old State Capitol. He died on February 3, 1900.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 19

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

Hebrew: According to some authorities, the name of the apostle is derived from a Syriac word of Hebrew origin, "tham," meaning to doubt, because of his doubting, and they say he was on that account called in Greek a word meaning of 2 hearts. But the Hebrew "tham" is a twin, and the Greek name Didymus has the same meaning. Tammy, Tammie, Thomasia, Thomasina, Thomassine, Thomazine, Tamasine, Tamsen, Tamzin, Tamzine, and Tamzzin are female names from Thomas. Tomas and Tamhus are Gaelic forms. Tubby is a Cornish form of Thomas. Tamlane and Tam are Scottish forms. Tom is abbreviated from Thomas and is sometimes found as a female name. Toume is an Anglo-Norman form of Thomas.

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Sources (3)

  • Bessie Hurley in household of J F Hurley, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Bessie Hurley in household of John F Hurley, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Bessie Moore in household of Leonard Moore, "United States Census, 1920"

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