Paul Bessey

1903–1985 (Age 82)
Stroud, Lincoln, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Paul

When Paul Bessey was born in 1903, in Stroud, Lincoln, Oklahoma, United States, his father, Elmer M. Besse, was 41 and his mother, Minnie May Arrowood, was 27. He lived in Pawhuska, Osage, Oklahoma, United States in 1920. He died in 1985, at the age of 82.

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Elmer M. Besse
Minnie May Arrowood
Elly Lucille Bessey
Paul Bessey
John David Bessey
Gertrude Lee Bessey

Parents and Siblings

    Elmer M. Besse


    Minnie May Arrowood




World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 0

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

Age 4

Oklahoma is the 46th state.

Age 24

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

Name Meaning

French: habitational name from places in Côte-d'Or and Loire named Bessey, from the Romano-Gallic estate Bassiacum, from the Roman personal name Bassius + the locative suffix -acum.

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

Sources (2)

  • Paul Bessey in household of Minnie Bessey, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Paul N Besse in household of Elmer M Besse, "United States Census, 1910"

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