Bessie M. Barry

24 March 1886–October 1973 (Age 87)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Bessie M.

When Bessie M. Barry was born on 24 March 1886, in Tennessee, United States, her father, Alonzo A Barry, was 30 and her mother, Alice Summerville, was 29. She married Coleman Brown Woody on 7 January 1914, in Crittenden, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Crittenden, Kentucky, United States for about 10 years and Magisterial District 7 Bell Mines, Crittenden, Kentucky, United States in 1940. She died in October 1973, in Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Crittenden, Kentucky, United States.

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Coleman Brown Woody
Bessie M. Barry
Marriage: 7 January 1914
Gretna L. Woody
Cortney Barry Woody
Atha Rae Woody

Spouse and Children

7 January 1914
Crittenden, Kentucky, United States


    Gretna L. Woody


    Cortney Barry Woody


    Atha Rae Woody


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1892 · The Radio is invented

Age 6

Kentucky native Nathan Stubblefield invented the radio in 1892
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 23

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Beargha ‘descendant of Beargh’, a byname meaning ‘plunderer’.2 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Báire ‘descendant of Báire’, a short form of either of two Gaelic personal names, Bairrfhionn or Fionnbharr.3 English, of Welsh origin: patronymic from Harry , the medieval English vernacular form of Henry , preceded by Welsh ap ‘son of’. Compare Parry .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bessie M Waody in household of Coleman B Waody, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Bessie M Barry in household of Alonzo Barry, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Bessie Barry in household of Alonzo Barry, "United States Census, 1900"

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