Bessie Mae Collins

1918–2001 (Age 82)
Mount Airy, Surry, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Bessie Mae

When Bessie Mae Collins was born on 13 May 1918, in Mount Airy, Surry, North Carolina, United States, her father, Noah Washington Collins, was 29 and her mother, Pearlie Mae Hiatt, was 22. She married Lewis Calvin Moore Sr on 26 February 1938, in Hillsville, Carroll, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Stewarts Creek Township, Surry, North Carolina, United States in 1920 and Dobson Township, Surry, North Carolina, United States in 1930. She died on 3 April 2001, in North Carolina, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Brims Grove, Stokes, North Carolina, United States.

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Bessie Mae Collins
Lewis Calvin Moore Sr
Marriage: 26 February 1938
Davie Lee Moore
James Monroe Moore
Lewis Calvin Moore Jr.
Billie Roy Moore
Betty Sue Moore
Judy Fay Moore

Spouse & Children

  • Female1918–2001Female

  • Lewis Calvin Moore Sr


26 February 1938
Hillsville, Carroll, Virginia, United States


  • Davie Lee Moore


  • James Monroe Moore


  • Lewis Calvin Moore Jr.


  • Billie Roy Moore


  • Betty Sue Moore


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+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1920 · Women Get the Vote

Age 2

In 1920, the 19th amendment was ratified making it so that women could vote. This achievement finally gave North Carolina the freedom to vote they had been fighting for since 1897.

Age 23

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Coileáin and Mac Coileáin ( see Cullen 1).2 English: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Col(l)in, a pet form of Coll , itself a short form of Nicholas .3 Americanized form of French Colin .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Bessie Collens in household of Noah W Collens, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Bessie Collins in household of Noah Collins, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Bessie Collins, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"

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