Bessie Coatsie Skinner

12 May 1889–2 October 1953 (Age 64)
South Carolina, United States

The Life of Bessie Coatsie

Bessie Coatsie Skinner was born on 12 May 1889, in South Carolina, United States. She married Furman Mansel Gwinn in 1911, in South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She died on 2 October 1953, in her hometown, at the age of 64.

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Furman Mansel Gwinn
Bessie Coatsie Skinner
Marriage: 1911
Ruby Gwinn
Pauline Rebecca Gwinn

Spouse and Children

South Carolina, United States


    Ruby Gwinn


    Pauline Rebecca Gwinn


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.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 1

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 17

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for someone who stripped the hide from animals, to be used in the production of fur garments or to be tanned for leather, from an agent derivative of Middle English skin ‘hide’, ‘pelt’ (Old Norse skinn).

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

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  • Coatsie Skinner in entry for Ruby Gwinn Yother, "South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1965"

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