Bessie Lee Ditty or Dilty

Female12 March 1884–February 1982

Brief Life History of Bessie Lee

Bessie Lee Ditty or Dilty was born on 12 March 1884, in Pennsylvania, United States as the daughter of Peter Mirers Ditty and Rebecca. She married George Hiram Welker on 21 June 1906, in Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Hatfield, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years and Conneaut Township, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. She died in February 1982, in Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 97, and was buried in Pioneer Cemetery, Overton, Overton Township, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Hiram Welker
Bessie Lee Ditty or Dilty
Marriage: 21 June 1906
Bertram Millard Walker
Miles R Walker

Sources (6)

  • Bessie L Walker in household of George H Walker, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Bessie L. Ditty, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"
  • Bessie Walker in household of George H Walker, "United States Census, 1920"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 June 1906Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (1)

    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    1905 · The Movie Theater

    Age 21

    The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 

    1910 · The BSA is Made

    Age 26

    Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: perhaps from a Scottish pet form of the personal name Dait (a Scottish form of David ). This surname is also found in Northern Ireland.

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

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