Bessie May Cathrine Creach

May 1896–18 August 1936 (Age 40)
Camden Township, DeKalb, Missouri, United States

The Life of Bessie May Cathrine

When Bessie May Cathrine Creach was born in May 1896, in Camden, Missouri, United States, her father, Hugh Creach, was 50 and her mother, Rebecca Jane Stark, was 32. She married Rev Thomas Cyrus Pennell on 26 August 1911, in Linn Creek, Camden, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Russell Township, Camden, Missouri, United States in 1900. She died on 18 August 1936, at the age of 40, and was buried in Liberty, Clay, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Rev Thomas Cyrus Pennell
Bessie May Cathrine Creach
Marriage: 26 August 1911
Elsie Pennell
Oral Hughlen Pennell
Lowell Orland Pennell
Jack Pennell

Spouse and Children

26 August 1911
Linn Creek, Camden, Missouri, United States


Parents and Siblings



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.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 8

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 11

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: probably a variant spelling of Creech .2 Perhaps an Americanized spelling of German Krieg or Krietsch, from Slavic kric ‘crier’, hence an occupational name for a town crier or a nickname for a habitual shouter.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bessie Pennell in household of Thomas Pennell, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Bessie M Creach in household of Hugo Creach, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Bessie M Creach in household of Hugh Creach, "United States Census, 1910"

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