Bessie Beatrice Leech

20 July 1892–25 December 1938 (Age 46)
Chicago IL

The Life of Bessie Beatrice

When Bessie Beatrice Leech was born on 20 July 1892, her father, Sylvester Howard Leach, was 31 and her mother, Nellie Miriam Brown, was 28. She died on 25 December 1938, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 46.

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

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 · War with the Spanish

Age 6

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 14

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

1 English: variant spelling of Leach .2 Irish (Galway): English name adopted as equivalent of Gaelic Ó Maol Mhaodhóg ( see Logue ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bessie B Leech in household of Sylvester H Leech, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Bessie B Leech in household of Howard S Leech, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Bessie B Potter, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"

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