Mary Pauline Bledsoe

Brief Life History of Mary Pauline

When Mary Pauline Bledsoe was born on 25 May 1907, in Detroit, Red River, Texas, United States, her father, Walter Elvis Bledsoe, was 39 and her mother, Theodosia Shuman, was 36. She married Russie Grant Bell on 26 September 1929. She lived in Red River, Texas, United States in 1920 and Deport, Lamar, Texas, United States in 1940. She died on 30 March 1986, in Lamar, Texas, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Deport, Lamar, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Russie Grant Bell
Mary Pauline Bledsoe
Marriage: 26 September 1929

Sources (7)

  • Pauline M Bell, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Mary Pauline Bell, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Russie Bell in entry for Russie Grant Bell, "Texas, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1947"

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World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

1914 · Steamboat Service Established with New York

Satilla was the first Deepwater Steamship to arrive at the port of Houston. This accomplishment successfully established a steamboat service between Houston and New York City.


13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Gloucestershire named Bledisloe, from the Old English personal name Blīth (a byname meaning ‘cheerful’) + Old English hlāw ‘mound, tumulus’. This surname is very rare in Britain.

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

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