Bessie Darlene Hamrick

17 June 1896–3 April 1996 (Age 99)
Buda, Bureau, Illinois, United States

The Life of Bessie Darlene

When Bessie Darlene Hamrick was born on 17 June 1896, in Buda, Bureau, Illinois, United States, her father, Levi "Lee" Hamrick, was 22 and her mother, Kathryn Susann "Katie" Kinnick, was 20. She had at least 2 sons with Clifford W. Morris. She lived in Sheffield, Bureau, Illinois, United States in 1920 and Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. She died on 3 April 1996, in Palm Desert, Riverside, California, United States, at the age of 99.

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Clifford W. Morris
Bessie Darlene Hamrick
Robert Clifford Morris
Russell William Morris

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    Kathryn Susann "Katie" Kinnick




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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

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 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 10

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 27

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

Name Meaning

Respelling of German Hämmerich or Hemmerich .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bessie Hamrick in household of Nevy Hamrick, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Bessie M Morris in household of Clifford Morris, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Bessie Lanxon in household of Albert Lanxon, "United States Census, 1920"

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