Bessie Marie Flint

31 March 1897–12 August 1974 (Age 77)
Stockton, Rooks, Kansas, United States

The Life of Bessie Marie

When Bessie Marie Flint was born on 31 March 1897, in Stockton, Rooks, Kansas, United States, her father, Boyd M. Flint, was 29 and her mother, Eudora F. "Dora" Drake, was 34. She had at least 2 sons with Walter Leroy Anderson. She lived in Summit Township, O'Brien, Iowa, United States in 1900 and Franklin Township, O'Brien, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. She died on 12 August 1974, in Primghar, O'Brien, Iowa, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Primghar, O'Brien, Iowa, United States.

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Walter Leroy Anderson
Bessie Marie Flint
James Robert Anderson Sr.
Gordon Kenneth Anderson

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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 16

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 21

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

1 English and German: topographic name for someone who lived near a significant outcrop of flint, Old English, Low German flint, or a nickname for a hard-hearted or physically tough individual.2 Welsh: habitational name from Flint in Clwyd, which gave its name to the old county of Flintshire.3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Flinte ‘shotgun’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bessie M Flint in household of Boyd M Flint, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Marie Flint in household of Boyd M Flint, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Marie Flint in household of Boyd M Flint, "United States Census, 1910"

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