Bessie Mae Welsh

31 December 1897–1972 (Age 74)
Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Bessie Mae

When Bessie Mae Welsh was born on 31 December 1897, in Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Isaac William Welsh, was 35 and her mother, Lydia Sherrick, was 33. She married John McCracken in 1919, in Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Columbia, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900 and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States in 1910. She died in 1972, at the age of 75.

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Family Time Line

John McCracken
Bessie Mae Welsh
Marriage: 1919
Virginia McCracken

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1919Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1898 · War with the Spanish
    Age 1
    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.
    1905 · The Movie Theater
    Age 8
    The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
    Age 20
    U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish, English, and Irish: ethnic name from Middle English welshe (Old English wēalisc, wēlisc) ‘foreign, Welsh’, for someone from Wales or a speaker of the Welsh language. Compare Walsh and Wallace .Americanized form of German Welsch .Americanized form of Ukrainian and Jewish (from Ukraine) Voloshin or its Polish variant Wołoszyn (see Woloszyn ).

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

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    Sources (3)

    • Bessie M Welsh in household of Isaac H Welsh, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Bessie Welsh in household of Isaac Welsh, "United States Census, 1910"

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