Bessie Edith Sanders

22 July 1894–February 1986 (Age 91)
Rhodes, Marshall, Iowa, United States

The Life of Bessie Edith

When Bessie Edith Sanders was born on 22 July 1894, in Rhodes, Marshall, Iowa, United States, her father, Ralph Mac Sanders, was 47 and her mother, Priscilla Narcissa Coulter, was 41. She married Otto Engel Richeson on 11 March 1910, in Story, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Marshall Township, Marshall, Iowa, United States in 1925 and Eden Township, Marshall, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. She died in February 1986, in State Center, Marshall, Iowa, United States, at the age of 91.

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Family Time Line

Otto Engel Richeson
Bessie Edith Sanders
Marriage: 11 March 1910
Charles Howard Richeson
Ralph Willard RICHESON
Robert E. Richeson

Spouse and Children

11 March 1910
Story, Iowa, United States


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

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.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 19

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 24

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and North German: patronymic from Sander 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bessie E Richeson in household of Otto Eugle Richeson, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Bessie E Richeson in household of Otto E Richeson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Bessie E Richeson in household of Otto E Richeson, "United States Census, 1930"

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