Bessie Anne Stanton

17 August 1893–23 January 1954 (Age 60)
McColl, Marlboro, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Bessie Anne

When Bessie Anne Stanton was born on 17 August 1893, in McColl, Marlboro, South Carolina, United States, her father, William Henry Stanton, was 19 and her mother, Sarah E. Medlin, was 21. She lived in Brownsville, Marlboro, South Carolina, United States in 1910 and Fort Mill, York, South Carolina, United States in 1920. She died on 23 January 1954, in Ballentine, Richland, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 60.

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Henry Grady Starnes
Bessie Anne Stanton

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 5

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.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 17

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the extremely numerous places throughout England so called from Old English stān ‘stone’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. Most of them are named for their situation on stony ground, but in the case of Stanton Harcourt in Oxfordshire and Stanton Drew in Avon the reference is to the proximity of prehistoric stone monuments. The name has also sometimes been chosen by Ashkenazic Jews as an Americanized form of various like-sounding Jewish surnames. This surname has long been established in Ireland also.

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

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  • Bessie Starnes in household of Henry Starnes, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Bessie Stanton in household of William H Stanton, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Bessie A Stanton in household of William H Stanton, "United States Census, 1900"

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