Bessie C. Doss

14 January 1889–5 June 1951 (Age 62)
Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Bessie C.

When Bessie C. Doss was born on 14 January 1889, in Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States, her father, Thomas Lovelace Doss, was 33 and her mother, Sarah Kate Swain Doss, was 33. She married William Thomas Mayhew on 19 October 1904, in Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Chatham, Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States in 1910 and Reidsville, Rockingham, North Carolina, United States in 1951. She died on 5 June 1951, in Wentworth, Rockingham, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Reidsville, Rockingham, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Thomas Mayhew
Bessie C. Doss
Marriage: 19 October 1904
Erma Laura Mayhew
Oscar David Mayhew
Mozelle Mayhew
Reuben Willie Mayhew
Myrtle Cornelia Mayhew
Bernard Douglas Mayhew

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 October 1904Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act
    Age 1
    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
    1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument
    Age 5
    On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.
    1906 · Saving Food Labels
    Age 17
    The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

    Name Meaning

    German:habitational name from Dosse in Altmark.variant of Dose 1.

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

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    Sources (29)

    • Bessie C Doss, "Virginia, Library of Virginia State Archive, Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1853-1900"
    • Bessie C Mahew in household of William T Mahew, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Carnitia Ann Mayhew in entry for Sam Staton and Laura Minnie Mayhew, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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