Bessie Logan Pierce

7 October 1892–25 January 1985 (Age 92)
Colbert, Spokane, Washington, United States

The Life of Bessie Logan

When Bessie Logan Pierce was born on 7 October 1892, in Colbert, Spokane, Washington, United States, her father, Griffin Logan Pierce, was 23 and her mother, Mary Frances Isabelle Lake, was 21. She married Charles Robert Swanbeck on 11 December 1915, in Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States. She lived in Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States for about 10 years and Spence Township, Spokane, Washington, United States in 1940. She died on 25 January 1985, in Pullman, Whitman, Washington, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States.

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Charles Robert Swanbeck
Bessie Logan Pierce
Marriage: 11 December 1915

Spouse and Children

11 December 1915
Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States

Parents and Siblings


    Mary Frances Isabelle Lake




    May Pierce


    Iva Mable Pierce



    Lucetta Alvira Pierce



+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

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.
1897 · Seattle Grows Quickly

Age 5

The Klondike gold rush started in 1896 in Canada, but by 1897 as miners started moving and following the gold it caused for Seattle to rapidly grow as more miners joined the search for gold.

Age 25

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

1 English, Welsh, and Irish: from the personal name Piers, the usual Norman vernacular form of Peter . In Wales this represents a patronymic ap Piers. In Ireland it represents a reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Piarais ‘son of Piaras’, a Gaelicized form of Piers.2 Americanized form of some similar-sounding Jewish surname.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bess Swanbeck in household of Charles Swanbeck, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Bess L Swanbeck in household of Charles R Swanbeck, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Bessie Swanbeck in household of Charles R Swanbeck, "United States Census, 1920"

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