Bessie Alden

Female22 October 1894–

Brief Life History of Bessie

When Bessie Alden was born on 22 October 1894, in Janesville, Rock, Wisconsin, United States, her father, Frank Alden, was 51 and her mother, Lillian M. Day, was 42. She lived in Rock, Wisconsin, United States in 1920.

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Family Time Line

Frank Alden
Lillian M. Day
Alvetia Mary "Adgie" Alden
Frank J. Alden
Hazel Alden
Wm Bartels
Bessie Alden

Sources (6)

  • Bessie Alden, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Bessie Alden, "Wisconsin, Births and Christenings, 1826-1926"
  • Bessie Alden in household of Frank Alden, "United States Census, 1920"

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Siblings (5)

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

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.

1907 · Law Passed for Child Employment

Age 13

The maximum hours for children to work were set to 55 per week.


Age 33

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

English: from a Middle English personal name. This is either Aldwin, Aldin (representing Old English Ealdwine with loss of -w-) or Middle English Alwin with an intrusive -d- (see Alwin ), or Aldan, a variant of the Anglo-Scandinavian personal name Healfdene (see Haldane ).

Norwegian: habitational name from a farmstead in western Norway, so named because of its situation below a high mountain Alden, from an unattested word ‘high, standing out’.

History: John Alden (c. 1599–1687) was one of the Pilgrim Fathers who sailed on the Mayflower in 1620. He moved from Plymouth to Duxbury, MA, c. 1627. Many of his descendants were merchant seamen, among them James Alden (1810–77), who twice circumnavigated the globe.

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

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