Bessie Estelle Shelp

11 November 1896–18 December 1976 (Age 80)
Omro, Winnebago, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Bessie Estelle

When Bessie Estelle Shelp was born on 11 November 1896, in Omro, Winnebago, Wisconsin, United States, her father, John Seymour Shelp, was 34 and her mother, Ocena Almira Winchester, was 34. She married Laurie Thomas Leonard on 30 April 1921, in Omro, Winnebago, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in West Allis, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States for about 10 years and Wisconsin, United States in 1976. She died on 18 December 1976, in New Berlin, Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

Laurie Thomas Leonard
Bessie Estelle Shelp
Marriage: 30 April 1921
Kenneth Laverne Leonard
Donald Laurie Leonard
Jeanne Rae Leonard
Duane Thomas Leonard

Spouse and Children

30 April 1921
Omro, Winnebago, Wisconsin, United States


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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.
1907 · Law Passed for Child Employment

Age 11

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

Age 21

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

Possibly an Americanized spelling of North German Schelp .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Bessie Schelp in household of Arthur Hotelling, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Bessie Shelp in household of Alena Shelp, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Bessie E Shelp in household of John S Shelp, "United States Census, 1910"

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