Bessie Melrose Green

17 October 1891–16 March 1969 (Age 77)
Greenville, Clay, Iowa, United States

The Life of Bessie Melrose

When Bessie Melrose Green was born on 17 October 1891, in Greenville, Clay, Iowa, United States, her father, David Warren Green, was 36 and her mother, Clara Ellen Ditton, was 21. She married Leslie Vernon Weeks on 30 April 1929, in Los Angeles, California, United States. She lived in Clay Township, Clay, Iowa, United States in 1900. She died on 16 March 1969, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Glendale, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Leslie Vernon Weeks
1894–1942
Bessie Melrose Green
1891–1969
Marriage: 30 April 1929

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
30 April 1929
Los Angeles, California, United States

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

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 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 15

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 21

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

1 English: one of the most common and widespread of English surnames, either a nickname for someone who was fond of dressing in this color (Old English grēne) or who had played the part of the ‘Green Man’ in the May Day celebrations, or a topographic name for someone who lived near a village green, Middle English grene (a transferred use of the color term). In North America this name has no doubt assimilated cognates from other European languages, notably German Grün ( see Gruen ).2 Jewish (American): Americanized form of German Grün or Yiddish Grin, Ashkenazic ornamental names meaning ‘green’ or a short form of any of the numerous compounds with this element.3 Irish: translation of various Gaelic surnames derived from glas ‘gray’, ‘green’, ‘blue’. See also Fahey .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bessie D Green in household of David Green, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Bess Weeks in household of Leslie Weeks, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Bess G Weeks in household of Leslie V Weeks, "United States Census, 1930"

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