Bessie Mae Salmon

11 August 1920–19 November 1998 (Age 78)
Magisterial District 3 Fairview and Bell Chapel, Todd, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Bessie Mae

When Bessie Mae Salmon was born on 11 August 1920, in Magisterial District 3 Fairview and Bell Chapel, Todd, Kentucky, United States, her father, William Hamilton Salmon, was 38 and her mother, Audie Lee Shanklin, was 34. She married Donald Washington Brumfield on 14 August 1937, in Elkton, Todd, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 19 November 1998, in Elkton, Todd, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Glenwood Cemetery, Elkton, Todd, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Donald Washington Brumfield
Bessie Mae Salmon
Marriage: 14 August 1937
Shirley May Brumfield

Spouse and Children

14 August 1937
Elkton, Todd, Kentucky, United States


    Shirley May Brumfield


Parents and Siblings



    Buler Lee Salmon



    Mary L Salmon



    Lillian S Salmon


+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 3

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1926 · Mammoth Cave is Discovered

Age 6

In 1926, in central Kentucky, Mammoth Cave was discovered. It dates back to Mississippian times and consists of over four hundred miles of passageway. On July 1, 1941, the cave was made a National Park.

Age 21

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 English and French: from the Middle English, Old French personal name Salmon, Saumon, a reduced form of Salomon ( see Solomon ).2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish male personal name Zalmen, derived via a German form from Hebrew Shelomo ( see Solomon ).3 Irish: part translation of Gaelic Ó Bradáin‘descendant of Bradán’, a personal name, probably from bradach ‘spirited’, but written the same as a word meaning ‘salmon’; this name is also sometimes translated Fisher . The English surname is also present in Ireland (chiefly in counties Leix and Kilkenny).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bessie Broomfield in household of Donald Broomfield, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Bessie M Salmon in household of Will H Salmon, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Bessie May Salmon, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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