Bessie Marion Chantry

1 June 1880–1954 (Age 73)
Casey, Guthrie, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Bessie Marion

When Bessie Marion Chantry was born on 1 June 1880, in Casey, Guthrie, Iowa, United States, her father, Marcus Newton Chantry, was 32 and her mother, Amanda Lucretia Danks, was 27. She married Albert Warren Strong on 25 March 1903, in Guthrie, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Thompson Township, Guthrie, Iowa, United States in 1880 and Guthrie, Iowa, United States in 1925. She died in 1954, in Menlo, Guthrie, Iowa, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Menlo, Guthrie, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Albert Warren Strong
Bessie Marion Chantry
Marriage: 25 March 1903
Jessie Evelyn Strong
Elsie C Strong

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 March 1903Guthrie, Iowa, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 1
    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
    1884 · There is now a Capital Building
    Age 4
    The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
    1900 · Gold for Cash!
    Age 20
    This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: French Laurent, Colette.English (Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire): from Old French chanterie, a term which originally meant the singing or chanting of a mass, but later came to denote in turn the endowment of a priest to sing mass daily on behalf of the souls of the dead, the priest so endowed, and eventually the chapel where he officiated. The surname therefore may have arisen from a metonymic occupational name for the servant of a chantry priest, or possibly for the priest himself, or alternatively from a topographic name for someone who lived by a chantry chapel.French (northern) and Walloon: nickname for a cantor, from Old French chanterie (see 1 above).

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

    Sources (17)

    • Bessie Marian Chantry in entry for Elsie Catharine Strong, "Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939"
    • Jessie Chantey in household of M Chantey, "United States Census, 1880"
    • A W Strong in entry for Albert Warren Strong, "Iowa, Death Records, 1921-1940"

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