Harriet M " Hattie" Tesson

1894–1977 (Age 82)
Carondelet, St. Louis, Missouri, United States

The Life of Harriet M " Hattie"

When Harriet M " Hattie" Tesson was born on 13 December 1894, in Carondelet, St. Louis, Missouri, United States, her father, Henry Pierre Tesson, was 45 and her mother, Harriet M " Hattie" Wilson, was 29. She lived in Kirkwood, St. Louis, Missouri, United States in 1900 and St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States in 1930. She died on 17 September 1977, at the age of 82.

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Henry Pierre Tesson
Harriet M " Hattie" Wilson
Henry Wilson Tesson
Eulabe Tesson
Louise Tesson
Josephine Tesson
Harriet M " Hattie" Tesson

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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.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 10

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 22

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

French: from a dialect word meaning ‘badger’, applied as a nickname for someone thought to resemble the animal in some way.

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

Sources (3)

  • Harriette Tesson in household of Harriette Tesson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Hattie Tesson in household of Henry Tesson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Harriet Tesson in household of Henry P Tesson, "United States Census, 1910"

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