Bessie Thomas

23 February 1897–28 April 1968 (Age 71)
Rice Station, Estill, Kentucky, United States

The Life Summary of Bessie

When Bessie Thomas was born on 23 February 1897, in Rice Station, Estill, Kentucky, United States, her father, William Cairison Thomas, was 32 and her mother, Eliza Wagers, was 29. She married Leonard Moore on 27 March 1917, in Estill, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. She lived in Saint Clair, Butler, Ohio, United States in 1930 and Hanover Township, Butler, Ohio, United States in 1940. She died on 28 April 1968, in Somerville, Butler, Ohio, United States, at the age of 71.

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Family Time Line

Leonard Moore
1893–1959
Bessie Thomas
1897–1968
Marriage: 27 March 1917
Thelma Clay Moore
1917–1979
Izabell Moore
1920–2017
Gladys Moore
1922–1999
Glendon Moore
1923–2008
Sylvia Mae Moore
1925–

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 March 1917Estill, Kentucky, United States
  • Children

    (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (10)

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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

    English, French, Walloon, Breton, German, Dutch, Flemish, Danish, Greek, West Indian (mainly Haiti and Jamaica), and African (mainly Tanzania and Nigeria): from the personal name Thomas, of Biblical (New Testament) origin, from Aramaic t’ōm’a, a byname meaning ‘twin’. It was borne by one of the disciples of Christ, known for his scepticism about Christ's resurrection (John 20:24–29). The Th- spelling is organic, the initial letter of the name in the Greek New Testament being a theta. The English pronunciation as t rather than th- is the result of French influence from an early date. In Britain, the surname is widely distributed throughout the country, but especially common in Wales and Cornwall. In North America, the English form of the surname has absorbed many cognates from other languages (e.g. Assyrian/Chaldean or Arabic Toma and Tuma , Albanian Toma and Thoma , and Slavic surnames listed in 3 below), and their patronymics and other derivatives (e.g. Polish Tomaszewski and Slovenian Tomažič; see Tomazic ). In France, this surname is most common in the Vosges and Brittany. The name Thomas is also found among Christians in southern India (compare Machan , Mammen , and Oommen ), but since South Indians traditionally do not have hereditary surnames, the southern Indian name was in most cases registered as such only after immigration of its bearers to the US. This surname is also very common among African Americans.Native American (e.g. Navajo): adoption of the English personal name Thomas (see 1 above) as a surname.Germanized or Americanized form of Polish Tomas , Tomasz, and Tomaś, Sorbian Tomaš (see also 4 below), Croatian Tomaš and Tomas , Slovenian Tomaš and Tomaž, Czech and Slovak Tomáš, all meaning ‘Thomas’.

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

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    Sources (19)

    • Bessie Hurley in household of J F Hurley, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Bessie Thomas in entry for Glenn Moore and Bonnie M Huston, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
    • Bessie Hurley in household of John F Hurley, "United States Census, 1930"

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