Bessie May McAdams

15 May 1888–11 March 1976 (Age 87)
Millport, Lamar, Alabama, United States

The Life of Bessie May

When Bessie May McAdams was born on 15 May 1888, in Millport, Lamar, Alabama, United States, her father, John Robert McAdams, was 38 and her mother, Nancy Malvina Atkins, was 35. She married Thomas Caruth Jennings in 1905. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Fogleman Township, Crittenden, Arkansas, United States in 1920 and Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States in 1935. She died on 11 March 1976, in Shelby, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Forest Hill Cemetery South, Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Caruth Jennings
1880–1958
Bessie May McAdams
1888–1976
Marriage: 1905
Winnie Edna Jennings
1905–1991
Floyd Taylor Jennings
1908–1986
Etheleen Leona Jennings
1918–1950
Juanita Jennings
1921–2006
Thomas Caruth Jennings
1923–1964
Willard Maurice Jennings
1926–1988

Spouse and Children

    Thomas Caruth Jennings

    Male1880–1958Male

    Female1888–1976Female

MARRIAGE
1905
children

(6)

    Winnie Edna Jennings

    Female1905–1991Female

    Floyd Taylor Jennings

    Male1908–1986Male

    Etheleen Leona Jennings

    Female1918–1950Female

    Juanita Jennings

    Female1921–2006Female

    Thomas Caruth Jennings

    Male1923–1964Male

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(5)

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1907 · Boll Weevil Destroys Most the Cotton Crop

Age 19

When the boll weevil threatened most the Mississippi Delta, it put the state’s cotton crop in peril. By the time the boll weevil reached Mississippi it had already destroyed four million bales of cotton. This added up to $238 million at the time or about 6 billion in present day. The boll weevil depends on cotton for every stage of its life.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 24

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

Northern Irish: variant of McAdam with the redundant addition of the English patronymic ending -s.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bessie Jennings in household of T C Jennings, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Bessie Jennings in household of Tom Jennings, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Bessie May Jenning in household of Thomas C Jenning, "United States Census, 1940"

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