Bessie Catherine Tate

December 1898–10 May 1964 (Age 65)
Rockingham, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Bessie Catherine

When Bessie Catherine Tate was born in December 1898, in Rockingham, North Carolina, United States, her father, David William Tate, was 35 and her mother, Virginia Ida Paschal, was 29. She married Jesse Glenn Griffin on 17 November 1923, in Danville, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Williamsburg, Rockingham, North Carolina, United States for about 10 years and Reidsville Township, Rockingham, North Carolina, United States in 1940. She died on 10 May 1964, in Reidsville, Rockingham, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Reidsville, Rockingham, North Carolina, United States.

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Jesse Glenn Griffin
Bessie Catherine Tate
Marriage: 17 November 1923
Virginia G. Batson
James David Griffin
Dorothy G. Apple

Spouse and Children

17 November 1923
Danville, Virginia, United States


    Virginia G. Batson


    James David Griffin


    Dorothy G. Apple


Parents and Siblings

    David William Tate


    Virginia Ida Paschal




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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1900 · Giving Puerto Rico an American Welcome

Age 2

A law that established government on the island of Puerto Rico and gave all Puerto Ricans citizenship. This law was replaced by the Jones–Shafroth Act in 1917.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 18

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

English: from the Old English personal name Tāta, possibly a short form of various compound names with the obscure first element tāt, or else a nursery formation. This surname is common and widespread in Britain; the chief area of concentration is northeastern England, followed by northern Ireland.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bessie Griffin in household of J J Griffin, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Bessie C Tate in household of Willie F Tate, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Bessie C Tate in household of David W Tate, "United States Census, 1910"

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