Bessie Duane Stearns

2 April 1920–1 April 1992 (Age 72)
Eclectic, Elmore, Alabama, United States

The Life of Bessie Duane

When Bessie Duane Stearns was born on 2 April 1920, in Eclectic, Elmore, Alabama, United States, her father, George Dewey Stearns, was 21 and her mother, Dovie Lula Edwards, was 21. She married Charles Kenneth Thompson on 6 July 1940, in Yuma, Yuma, Arizona, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Central, Elmore, Alabama, United States in 1930. She died on 1 April 1992, in Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States, at the age of 71.

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Family Time Line

Charles Kenneth Thompson
Bessie Duane Stearns
Marriage: 6 July 1940
Patricia Elaine Thompson
Sandra Janet Thompson
Linda Louise Thompson
Robert Wayne Thompson

Spouse and Children

    Charles Kenneth Thompson



6 July 1940
Yuma, Yuma, Arizona, United States


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1921 · Bonneville County Courthouse is built

Age 1

In 1921, the Bonneville county courthouse was built. It was designed by Lionel Fisher and Charles Aitken, two architects that helped build a number of government buildings in Idaho.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 3

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Age 21

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Stern 2.

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

Possible Related Names

Story Highlight


This was taken at my wedding reception. Dee Robinson and I were married in the morning at the Losa Angles Temple, then had a reception at an LDS chapel in Huntington Beach.

Sources (3)

  • Bessie D Stearns in household of George D Stearns, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Bessie Duane Stearns Thompson, "Idaho, Southern Counties Obituaries, 1943-2013"
  • Bessie D. Stearns in entry for Stearns, "Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974"

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