Bessie Drever

13 November 1882–January 1986 (Age 103)
England, United Kingdom

The Life of Bessie

When Bessie Drever was born on 13 November 1882, in England, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Drever, was 30 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Reerco, was 22. She married Felix Henry Ogle about 1916, in United States. She lived in Henrico, Virginia, United States in 1900 and Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States in 1910. She died in January 1986, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 103.

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Family Time Line

Felix Henry Ogle
Bessie Drever
Marriage: about 1916

Spouse and Children

about 1916
United States

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Drever


    Mary Elizabeth Reerco





    Thomas Drever Jr.


    Mary Drever


World Events (8)


Age 4

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 22

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 27

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

English: occupational name for a driver of horses or oxen attached to a cart or plow, or of loose cattle, from a Middle English agent derivative of Old English drīfan ‘to drive’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Bessie Drever in household of Thomas Drever, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Bessie Drever in household of Thomas Drever, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Bessie Drever, "Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Marriage Indexes, 1885-1951"

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