Bessie Luray Kirkbride

14 May 1891–28 August 1970 (Age 79)
Smithfield, Cache, Utah Territory, United States

The Life of Bessie Luray

When Bessie Luray Kirkbride was born on 14 May 1891, in Smithfield, Cache, Utah Territory, United States, her father, James Kirkbride, was 39 and her mother, Mary Lucinda Gibson, was 35. She married Ervin Plowman on 23 December 1908, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States for about 20 years and Smithfield Election Precinct, Cache, Utah, United States in 1940. She died on 28 August 1970, in Mendon, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ervin Plowman
1886–1938
Bessie Luray Kirkbride
1891–1970
Marriage: 23 December 1908
Melba Luray Plowman
1909–2003
Ervin Keith Plowman
1912–1991
Louis Quinn Plowman
1917–1993
Elizabeth Plowman
1919–2001
James Ralph Plowman
1922–1922
Rex Gibson Plowman
1923–1994

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
23 December 1908
Logan, Cache, Utah, United States
children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

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.
1896 · Utah Becomes a State

Age 5

After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition. This condition was that the new state rewrite their constitution to say that all forms of polygamy were banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 21

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: habitational name from a place in Cumbria near Carlisle, so named from having a church ( see Kirk ) dedicated to St. Bride or Brigid (cf. Kilbride ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bessie Laray Kirkbride Plowman in household of Ervin P Plowman, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Bessie L Kirkbride Plowman in household of Ervin Plowman, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Bessie L Kirkbride Plowman in household of Ervin Plowman, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"

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