Bessie Mae Marr

26 October 1898–
Anita, Cass, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Bessie Mae

When Bessie Mae Marr was born on 26 October 1898, in Anita, Cass, Iowa, United States, her father, George Fred Marr, was 43 and her mother, Cora Ann Bancroft, was 41. She married Rodolphus Herachel Jones on 16 May 1920, in Adair, Adair, Iowa, United States. She lived in Crawford, Iowa, United States in 1935 and Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, United States in 1940.

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Rodolphus Herachel Jones
Bessie Mae Marr
Marriage: 16 May 1920

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 May 1920Adair, Adair, Iowa, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1900 · Gold for Cash!
    Age 2
    This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
    1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam
    Age 15
    The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
    Age 31
    13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: habitational name from the district of Mar in Aberdeenshire, an ancient tribal name probably based on a Brittonic personal name Marsos. There may have been confusion with Mair 2.English: habitational name from one or other of various places called from Old Norse marr ‘fen, marsh’, such as Marr, High and Low Marr in Wheldrake, and The Marrs in Swine (all Yorkshire).German: from the ancient Germanic personal name Marro.

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

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    Sources (17)

    • Bessie M Marr in household of George W Cox, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Bessie Marr, "Iowa State Census, 1905"
    • Bessie Mae Marr, "Iowa Births and Christenings, 1830-1950"

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