Bessie Keeling

FemaleJanuary 1863–

Brief Life History of Bessie

Bessie Keeling was born in January 1863, in Arkansas, United States. She had at least 1 daughter with Isaac Keeling. She lived in Jackson Township, Little River, Arkansas, United States in 1900.

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Isaac Keeling
Bessie Keeling
Mary A Keeling

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  • Bessie Keeling in household of Isaac Keeling, "United States Census, 1900"

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World Events (8)


Age 0

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.


Age 4

Historical Boundaries 1867: Little River, Arkansas, United States

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 33

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English keling, kiling (probably of Old Norse origin) ‘young codfish’, perhaps for a fishmonger or for someone with staring eyes. Alternatively, from an unrecorded Middle English personal name Kel(l)ing, which may be transferred use of the nickname keling. The name has been established in Ireland since the 17th century. It is not to be confused with Irish Keelan .

Americanized form of German Kühling, a patronymic from Colo, probably a short form of an ancient Germanic personal name meaning ‘helmet’.

English: variant of Killing, a habitational name from Kelling (Norfolk) or Nunkeeling (East Yorkshire), both meaning ‘(the place of) the people of a man called Cylla’, from an Old English personal name Cylla + the Old English groupname suffix -ingas.

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

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