Bessie M Wofford

16 January 1894–12 September 1966 (Age 72)
Georgia, United States

The Life of Bessie M

When Bessie M Wofford was born on 16 January 1894, in Georgia, United States, her father, Eber Mattie Wofford, was 30 and her mother, Margaret Savanna Adcock Bailey, was 37. She married Richard Phillip Curry on 6 January 1912, in Pottawatomie, Oklahoma, United States. She lived in Shawnee, Pottawatomie, Oklahoma, United States in 1935 and Red Fork Township, Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States in 1940. She died on 12 September 1966, at the age of 72, and was buried in Tecumseh Cemetery, Tecumseh, Pottawatomie, Oklahoma, United States.

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Richard Phillip Curry
Bessie M Wofford
Marriage: 6 January 1912

Spouse and Children

6 January 1912
Pottawatomie, Oklahoma, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Eber Mattie Wofford


    Margaret Savanna Adcock Bailey




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

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.
1906 · The Atlanta Race Riot

Age 12

The Atlanta Race Riot of 1906 occurred on the evening of September 22 through September 24. A newspaper reported the rapes of four white women by African American men. Fueled by pre-existing racial tensions, these reports enraged white men who then arranged gangs to attack African American men. Over the next few days, several thousand white men joined in and in the end, 26 people were killed and many were injured.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 19

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Wolford .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bessie Wofford in household of Charles H Murphy, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Bessie M Wafford in household of Eber M Wafford, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Bessie Curry in household of Richard Curry, "United States Census, 1940"

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