Bessie Alma Hitt

16 July 1898–22 January 1985 (Age 86)
Alabama, United States

The Life of Bessie Alma

When Bessie Alma Hitt was born on 16 July 1898, in Alabama, United States, her father, James L. Hitt, was 27 and her mother, Della Louella Thomaston, was 23. She married James Benjamin Arant on 27 February 1920, in Chilton, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. She lived in Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama, United States in 1930 and Election Precinct 34, Jefferson, Alabama, United States in 1940. She died on 22 January 1985, at the age of 86, and was buried in Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama, United States.

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James Benjamin Arant
Bessie Alma Hitt
Marriage: 27 February 1920
Eloise Arant
Gwendolyn Arant
Loraine Arant

Spouse and Children

    James Benjamin Arant



27 February 1920
Chilton, Alabama, United States



    Gwendolyn Arant


    Loraine Arant


Parents and Siblings

    James L. Hitt


    Della Louella Thomaston




World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1907 · Boll Weevil Destroys Most the Cotton Crop

Age 9

When the boll weevil threatened most the Mississippi Delta, it put the state’s cotton crop in peril. By the time the boll weevil reached Mississippi it had already destroyed four million bales of cotton. This added up to $238 million at the time or about 6 billion in present day. The boll weevil depends on cotton for every stage of its life.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 25

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

Name Meaning

1 Americanized form of German Hütt ( see Huett ).2 German: occupational name in Westphalia for a goat dealer, from dialect hitte ‘goat’.3 English (Devon): unexplained.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bessie Hitt in household of J L Hitt, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Bessie Hitt in household of James Hitt, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Bessie A Hitt in household of James G Hitt, "United States Census, 1910"

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