Bessie Eileen Durbin

17 September 1898–17 April 1986 (Age 87)
Windsor, Henry, Missouri, United States

The Life of Bessie Eileen

When Bessie Eileen Durbin was born on 17 September 1898, in Windsor, Henry, Missouri, United States, her father, William Edward DURBIN, was 31 and her mother, Lavina Jane SIMMONS, was 28. She married Earl Lamar Bowen on 25 February 1920, in Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Bingham, Idaho, United States in 1920 and Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska, United States in 1940. She died on 17 April 1986, in La Vista, Sarpy, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 87.

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Family Time Line

Earl Lamar Bowen
Bessie Eileen Durbin
Marriage: 25 February 1920
Besse Bowen
Norval Earl Bowen
Edna Bowen
Frances Lee Bowen

Spouse and Children

25 February 1920
Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States


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+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 6

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 25

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

Name Meaning

French: patronymic from the personal name Urbain, a vernacular form of Urbanus ( see Urban ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bessie L Durbin in household of William E Durbin, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Bessie Durbin in household of William Durbin, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Besse Durbin in household of Julius L Greer, "United States Census, 1920"

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