Bessie A Kline

November 1891–2 September 1964 (Age 72)
Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Bessie A

When Bessie A Kline was born in November 1891, in Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Peter W Kline, was 52 and her mother, Jennie May Rohrer, was 35. She married John Harvey Rhea on 30 August 1905. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 2 September 1964, in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 72.

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Family Time Line

John Harvey Rhea
Bessie A Kline
Marriage: 30 August 1905
Charlotte Louise Rhea
M. Paul Rhea
James L. Rhea

Spouse and Children

30 August 1905
Hopewell, Bedford, Pennsylvania


Parents and Siblings

    Peter W Kline


    Jennie May Rohrer




    Fannie May Kline



    Eddie Kline


    Rebecca Kline



+1 More Child

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.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 14

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
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 Americanized spelling of Dutch, German, and Jewish Klein .2 Slovenian (eastern Slovenia): probably a nickname or topographic name from klin ‘wedge’, ‘wooden peg’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • 1900 United States Federal Census about Minnie B Kline
  • 1910 United States Federal Census about Bessie A Rhea
  • 1920 United States Federal Census about Bess A Rhea

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