Bessie Abram Abramson Abramowicz

1905–1976 (Age 71)
Grodno, Wolin, West Pomerania, Poland

The Life of Bessie

Bessie Abram Abramson Abramowicz was born on 25 September 1905, in Grodno, Wolin, West Pomerania, Poland as the daughter of George Abramowitz Abramson and Elizabeth F...Tman. She had at least 2 sons with Isadore Swell. She lived in Bronx, Bronx, New York, United States for about 10 years. She died on 10 September 1976, in New York City, New York, United States, at the age of 70.

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Bessie Abram Abramson Abramowicz
Isadore Swell
Gerald Swell
Izzy B Swell

Spouse & Children



  • Male1931–2014Male

  • Izzy B Swell


Parents & Siblings

  • George Abramowitz Abramson


  • Elizabeth F...Tman




World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World

Age 8

At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.

Age 21

Pilsudski makes himself dictator of Poland. Despite the dictatorship, the economy stabilized at this time and culture continued to prosper.

Name Meaning

1 English, German, Dutch, Polish, Slovenian, and Jewish; Hungarian (Ábrám): from a reduced form of Abraham .2 English: habitational name from a place near Manchester, formerly Adburgham, named in Old English as ‘the homestead (Old English hām) of a woman called Ēadburg’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Bess Swill in household of Isidor Swill, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Bessie Swill in household of Isidor Swill, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Bessie or Basia Swill or Abramowitz or Abramson or Abramowicz, "New York, Southern District, U.S District Court Naturalization Records, 1824-1946"

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