Bessie Harding

Morval, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Bessie

When Bessie Harding was born in 1863, in Morval, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, her father, Charles Harding, was 32 and her mother, Eliza Walsh, was 26. She lived in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom in 1871.

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Charles Harding
Eliza Walsh
Hanny Harding
Bessie Harding
Alice Harding
Mary Ann Harding
William Hardwick
Louisa Harding
Charles George Harding
Mary Ann Harding

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World Events (8)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 17

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Age 21

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 41

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

Name Meaning

1 English (mainly southern England and South Wales) and Irish: from the Old English personal name Hearding, originally a patronymic from Hard 1. The surname was first taken to Ireland in the 15th century, and more families of the name settled there 200 years later in Tipperary and surrounding counties.2 North German and Dutch: patronymic from a short form of any of the various Germanic compound personal names beginning with hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’.

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

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  • Bessie Harding in household of Charles Harding, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Bessie Harding in household of Charles Harding, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Bessie Harding in household of Charles Harding, "England and Wales Census, 1881"

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