Bessie Lee Padgett

8 April 1895–18 April 1991 (Age 96)
Cumberland, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Bessie Lee

Bessie Lee Padgett was born on 8 April 1895, in Cumberland, Tennessee, United States as the daughter of Marion Baylor Padgett and Sarah Jane Wright. She had at least 4 sons and 3 daughters with Benjamin Franklin Bowman. She lived in Overton, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1935 and Civil District 2, Cumberland, Tennessee, United States in 1940. She died on 18 April 1991, in Monterey, Putnam, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Speck Cemetery, Overton, Tennessee, United States.

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Benjamin Franklin Bowman
Bessie Lee Padgett
Theola D. Bowman
Thelbert Bowman
Theodore Sheridan Boman
William Payton Bowman
Anita B. Bowman
Haskell Landon Bowman
Dimple Bowman

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

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.
1896 · Opening of the Glasgow Subway.

Age 1

The Glasgow Subway opened on 14 December and is the third-oldest underground metro system in the world. It is one of very few subways that have a running gauge of 4 feet, but its twin circular lines were never expanded.

Age 25

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

English (mainly West Yorkshire): from a Middle English diminutive of page, a status name for a young servant.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bessie Bowman in household of Benny Bowman, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Bessie Bowman in household of Benjamin Bowman, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Bessie L Bowman in household of Benjamin F Bowman, "United States Census, 1930"

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