Bessie Louisa Pemberton

24 June 1876–16 February 1939 (Age 62)
Ravenna, Portage, Ohio, United States

The Life of Bessie Louisa

When Bessie Louisa Pemberton was born on 24 June 1876, in Ravenna, Portage, Ohio, United States, her father, William Pemberton, was 26 and her mother, Louisa Hadley, was 19. She married James Edwin Taylor on 18 June 1902, in Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 16 February 1939, in Lafayette, Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Lafayette, Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States.

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James Edwin Taylor
Bessie Louisa Pemberton
Marriage: 18 June 1902
Helen Isabelle Taylor

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18 June 1902
Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, United States


    Helen Isabelle Taylor


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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 6

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 20

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.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Greater Manchester called Pemberton, from Celtic penn ‘hill’, ‘head’ + Old English bere ‘barley’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bessie Taylor in household of J E Taylor, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Bessie Taylor in household of James E Taylor, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Bessie L Pemberton in household of William Pemberton, "United States Census, 1880"

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