Bessie Sodersten

3 March 1899–18 September 1985 (Age 86)
O'Neill, Holt, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Bessie

When Bessie Sodersten was born on 3 March 1899, in O'Neill, Holt, Nebraska, United States, her father, Peter Magnus Södersten, was 41 and her mother, Harriet Eliza Smith, was 40. She lived in Clearwater, Antelope, Nebraska, United States in 1910 and Independence, Jackson, Missouri, United States in 1920. She died on 18 September 1985, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Glenwood, Cook, Illinois, United States.

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Peter Magnus Södersten
Harriet Eliza Smith
Hattie V Sodersten
Charles Magnus Sodersten
Mary Sodersten
Bessie Sodersten

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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1900 · The Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal

Age 1

Historically known as the Chicago Drainage Canal, the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal is a canal system that connects the Chicago River to the Des Plaines River. It reverses the direction of the Chicago River, which now flows out of Lake Michigan rather than into it. It is one of two canals that helps navigation to ships traveling between the Great Lakes Waterway and the Mississippi River system.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 24

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

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A Wonderful Teacher

Bess Sodersten was my Sunday School teacher when I was growing up in the 1940s. I loved and admired her and her kindness. I still treasure some of the sweet little gift books she gave me and other c …

Sources (3)

  • Bessie Sodersten in household of John Gardiner, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Bessie C Soderslen in household of Peter M Soderslen, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Bessie Soderten in household of Peter M Soderten, "United States Census, 1910"

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