Bessy M M McIndoe

21 September 1893–13 September 1976 (Age 82)
Barron, Barron, Wisconsin, United States

The Life Summary of Bessy M M

When Bessy M M McIndoe was born on 21 September 1893, in Barron, Barron, Wisconsin, United States, her father, Walter Duncan Mc Indoe, was 33 and her mother, Amelia Raduechel, was 24. She married Clarence Butler Rilette on 13 January 1914, in Rhinelander, Oneida, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She died on 13 September 1976, in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States, at the age of 82.

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Clarence Butler Rilette
Bessy M M McIndoe
Marriage: 13 January 1914
Robert D Rilette
Neil McIndoe Rilette

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 January 1914Rhinelander, Oneida, Wisconsin, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 3
    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 · Oregon Historical Society
    Age 5
    The Oregon Historical Society was founded on December 17, 1898, for the “collection, preservation, exhibition, and publication of material of a historical character, especially that relating to the history of Oregon and of the United States.” 
    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
    Age 23
    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: of uncertain origin; perhaps an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Iain Duibh ‘son of black(-haired) Ian’ ( see John ).

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

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    Sources (7)

    • Bessie Mcindor in household of Walter D Mcindor, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Bessie M Rilette in household of Clare B Rilette, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Bessie Rilette in household of Clarence B Rilette, "United States Census, 1940"

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