Bessie Reckmeyer

11 September 1888–18 September 1985 (Age 97)
Colorado, United States

The Life of Bessie

When Bessie Reckmeyer was born on 11 September 1888, in Colorado, United States, her father, Fredrick William Reckmeyer, was 23 and her mother, Arthusia Elizabeth Gore, was 22. She married J R Crouse on 4 October 1914, in Olathe, Montrose, Colorado, United States. She lived in Rocky Ford, Otero, Colorado, United States in 1920. She died on 18 September 1985, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 97.

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Family Time Line

J R Crouse
Bessie Reckmeyer
Marriage: 4 October 1914

Spouse and Children

4 October 1914
Olathe, Montrose, Colorado, United States

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · Gold is Discovered

Age 2

In 1890, Robert Miller Womack discovers a rich gold deposit along Cripple Creek, near the western slope of Pikes Peak. This would become the richest gold strike in the Rocky Mountin area.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 28

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

German: variant of Beckemeyer .

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

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Sources (2)

  • Bessie Reckmeyer in household of Fredrick W Reckmeyer, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Besse Reckmeyer Crouse, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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