John Anderson Besig

23 February 1921–26 August 2002 (Age 81)
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

The Life of John Anderson

John Anderson Besig was born on 23 February 1921, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He married Betty Jane Hard about 1948. He lived in Edison Township, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States in 1940 and Liverpool, Salina, Onondaga, New York, United States in 1998. He died on 26 August 2002, in Concord, Cabarrus, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Concord, Cabarrus, North Carolina, United States.

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John Anderson Besig
Betty Jane Hard
Marriage: about 1948

Spouse and Children

about 1948

World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 2

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

Age 12

"New Jersey was severely impacted by the Great Depression. In response to the economic woes of the country, President Franklin D Roosevelt issued a series of programs and regulations referred to as the ""New Deal"". One-tenth of the New Jersey population was already using New Deal programs by 1933."
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 23

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

Swiss German: possibly a variant of Biesike, Biesecke, from Sorbian pesk ‘sand’, hence a topographic name or a nickname for a farmer who worked sandy soil.

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

Sources (3)

  • John Besig in household of Ulysses Fetterman, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John A Besig in household of George A Besig, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John A Besig in entry for Mrs Betty Jane Hard Besig, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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