Bessie Alma Arnett

3 February 1890–
Rockey Comfort, Mc Donald, Missouri

The Life of Bessie Alma

When Bessie Alma Arnett was born on 3 February 1890, her father, Anvil James Arnett, was 32 and her mother, Mary Biggs, was 28. She married Edward Jerry Reasor on 3 October 1906, in Walla Walla, Walla Walla, Washington, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Salem, Marion, Oregon, United States in 1930 and Salem Election Precinct 4, Marion, Oregon, United States in 1940.

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Edward Jerry Reasor
Bessie Alma Arnett
Marriage: 3 October 1906
Ruth E Reasor

Spouse and Children

3 October 1906
Walla Walla, Walla Walla, Washington, United States


    Ruth E Reasor


Parents and Siblings

    Anvil James Arnett


    Mary Biggs




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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

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.
1898 · Oregon Historical Society

Age 8

The Oregon Historical Society was founded on December 17, 1898, for the “collection, preservation, exhibition, and publication of material of a historical character, especially that relating to the history of Oregon and of the United States.” 
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 33

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

1 English: from a Middle English personal name, probably a pet form of Arnold , although Reaney has it as a survival of the Old English personal names Earngēat (male) ‘eagle Geat’ (a tribal name) or Earngȳð (female) ‘eagle battle’.2 Variant of French Arnette .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bessie A Reasor in household of Edward J Reasor, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Bessie A Reasor in household of Edward J Reasor, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Bessie Reasor in household of Edward Reasor, "United States Census, 1920"

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