Dessie Pearl Tefteller

28 May 1914–8 December 1997 (Age 83)
Gilmer, Upshur, Texas, United States

The Life of Dessie Pearl

When Dessie Pearl Tefteller was born on 28 May 1914, in Gilmer, Upshur, Texas, United States, her father, Joseph George Tefteller, was 29 and her mother, Delia Florence Holland, was 25. She married Leonard Revey Isonhood on 30 August 1936, in Upshur, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Upshur, Texas, United States in 1935 and Justice Precinct 1, Upshur, Texas, United States in 1940. She died on 8 December 1997, in Longview, Gregg, Texas, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Gilmer, Upshur, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Leonard Revey Isonhood
Dessie Pearl Tefteller
Marriage: 30 August 1936
Johnny Ray Isonhood

Spouse and Children

30 August 1936
Upshur, Texas, United States


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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 15

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 23

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

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Sources (3)

  • Bessie Pearl Tefteller in household of Joseph George Tefteller, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Bessie P Teffteller in household of Joseph G Teffteller, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Pearl Isonhood in household of Joe Isonhood, "United States Census, 1940"

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