Bessie Adeline Figgins

12 July 1900–27 May 1969 (Age 68)
Virginia, United States

The Life of Bessie Adeline

When Bessie Adeline Figgins was born on 12 July 1900, in Virginia, United States, her father, Enoch Figgins, was 33 and her mother, Cora Lee Garret, was 35. She had at least 4 sons and 1 daughter with Frank James Wilson. She lived in Arlington, Virginia, United States for about 10 years. She died on 27 May 1969, in Falls Church Magisterial District, Fairfax, Virginia, United States, at the age of 68.

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Frank James Wilson
Bessie Adeline Figgins
Frank J Wilson
Margaret E Wilson
William Woodrow Wilson
Thomas E Wilson

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    Frank J Wilson


    Margaret E Wilson





    Thomas E Wilson


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World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1901 · Maggie Lena Walker Opens Bank

Age 1

Maggie Lena Walker was the first African American and woman to open a bank. She opened the St. Luke Penny Savings Bank on August 20, 1901. She encouraged the young people to start saving their pennies in her bank and when they hit a hundred pennies they could start a bank account with the bank.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 19

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

English: origin uncertain; apparently a pet form of Figg .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bessie Wilson in household of Frank Wilson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Bessie A Wilson in household of Frank J Wilson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Bessie Figgins in entry for Wilson, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"

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