Bessie Wright

10 July 1891–26 May 1919 (Age 27)
Missouri, United States

The Life of Bessie

When Bessie Wright was born on 10 July 1891, in Missouri, United States, her father, William David Wright, was 41 and her mother, Clara May Stapleton, was 21. She married Charles Henry Hardin Toalson in 1909, in Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in St. Louis, Missouri, United States in 1900. She died on 26 May 1919, in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States, at the age of 27, and was buried in Bel-Nor, St. Louis, Missouri, United States.

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Charles Henry Hardin Toalson
Bessie Wright
Marriage: 1909
Garnet Fletcher Toalson
Hope Arnette Toalson
Wright Edward Toalson

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Missouri, United States


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 7

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 · Gold for Cash!

Age 9

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, and northern Irish: occupational name for a maker of machinery, mostly in wood, of any of a wide range of kinds, from Old English wyrhta, wryhta ‘craftsman’ (a derivative of wyrcan ‘to work or make’). The term is found in various combinations (for example, Cartwright and Wainwright ), but when used in isolation it generally referred to a builder of windmills or watermills.2 Common New England Americanized form of French Le Droit, a nickname for an upright person, a man of probity, from Old French droit ‘right’, in which there has been confusion between the homophones right and wright.

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

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  • Bessie Toalson in household of Charles Toalson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Bessie Toalson in household of Charles H Toalson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Bessie Wright in household of William Wright, "United States Census, 1900"

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