Bessie Mae Henegar

6 August 1909–16 January 1954 (Age 44)
Alabama, United States

The Life of Bessie Mae

When Bessie Mae Henegar was born on 6 August 1909, in Alabama, United States, her father, Rev. John Harrison Henegar Jr., was 20 and her mother, Annie Liza Williams, was 21. She married John L. Carter on 14 August 1925, in Hollywood, Jackson, Alabama, United States. She died on 16 January 1954, in Jackson, Alabama, United States, at the age of 44, and was buried in McAnelly Cemetery, Scottsboro, Jackson, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

John L. Carter
Bessie Mae Henegar
Marriage: 14 August 1925

Spouse and Children

14 August 1925
Hollywood, Jackson, Alabama, United States

Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 1

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.
1912 · Alabama Equal Suffrage Association Formed

Age 3

The Alabama Equal Suffrage Association was founded in Birmingham to fight for the voting rights of white women.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 14

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

Variant of German Henniger . This name is found predominantly in TN.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bessie M Henegar in household of John H Henegar Jr., "United States Census, 1910"
  • Bessie Carter in household of John Carter, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Bessie M Carter in household of John L Carter, "United States Census, 1930"

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