Bessie Yaw

23 February 1912–5 December 1978 (Age 66)
Alabama, United States

The Life of Bessie

When Bessie Yaw was born on 23 February 1912, in Alabama, United States, her father, Walter Dee Yaw, was 28 and her mother, Minerva Jane Coleman, was 28. She had at least 2 sons and 1 daughter with Elmer Reed Peoples. She lived in Election Precinct 15 Steen, Lamar, Alabama, United States in 1920 and Margaret, St. Clair, Alabama, United States for about 10 years. She died on 5 December 1978, in Springville, St. Clair, Alabama, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in St. Clair, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elmer Reed Peoples
1908–1984
Bessie Yaw
1912–1978
Elmer Leon Peoples
1930–2006
Ruby Kathleen Peoples
1933–2005
Charles D Peoples
1935–1988

Spouse and Children

children

(3)

Parents and Siblings

    Walter Dee Yaw

    Male1884–Male

    Minerva Jane Coleman

    Female1883–1955Female

siblings

(2)

    Mattie Yaw

    Female1905–Female

    Female1912–1978Female

World Events (8)

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.
1917 · The 167th Infantry Regiment

Age 5

The 167th Infantry Regiment of the Alabama National Guard was assigned to the 42nd “Rainbow Division” in World War II. The 167th fought in 5 major campaigns and served at the front longer than any other U.S. Regiment.
1931

Age 19

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: perhaps a reduced and altered Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Eochadha ( see McGaffey , McGeough ).2 English: probably a variant of Yeo .3 Chinese 邱: Cantonese variant of Qiu 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bessie Yaw in household of Walter Yaw, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Bessie Peoples, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Bessie Peoples in household of Elmer Peoples, "United States Census, 1930"

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