Bessie Thompson

12 August 1889–3 June 1964 (Age 74)
Kentucky, United States

The Life of Bessie

When Bessie Thompson was born on 12 August 1889, in Kentucky, United States, her father, Richard Lawrence Thompson, was 34 and her mother, Anna Samantha Conley, was 33. She married Thomas Zadock Stewart on 5 July 1905, in Scott, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. She lived in Magisterial District 1, Clark, Kentucky, United States in 1900 and Clark, Kentucky, United States in 1920. She died on 3 June 1964, in Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Zadock Stewart
Bessie Thompson
Marriage: 5 July 1905
Lena May Stewart
Della Stewart
Martha P Stewart
Thomas Stewart
Mary Stewart

Spouse and Children

5 July 1905
Scott, Kentucky, United States



    Della Stewart


    Martha P Stewart


    Thomas Stewart


    Mary Stewart


Parents and Siblings

    Richard Lawrence Thompson


    Anna Samantha Conley




    Edward Gay Thompson


    Cora B Thompson



    Charles Robert Thompson Sr



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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

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.
1892 · The Radio is invented

Age 3

Kentucky native Nathan Stubblefield invented the radio in 1892
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 20

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from Thomas . Thompson is widely distributed throughout Britain, but is most common in northern England and northern Ireland.2 Americanized form of Thomsen .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bessie Stewart in household of Thomas Stewart, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Bessie G Stewart in household of Richard L Thompson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Bessie Thomson in household of Richard Thomson, "United States Census, 1900"

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