Bessie Payne

1 July 1893–June 1969 (Age 75)
Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, United States

The Life Summary of Bessie

When Bessie Payne was born on 1 July 1893, in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, United States, her father, Frank Darius Payne, was 34 and her mother, Sarah Jane Ware, was 33. She married Harrison "Harry" Winfield Cross on 24 July 1908, in Manchester, Delaware, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Manchester, Delaware, Iowa, United States in 1915 and Marshalltown, Marshall, Iowa, United States for about 5 years. She died in June 1969, in Illinois, United States, at the age of 75.

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Family Time Line

Harrison "Harry" Winfield Cross
1889–1938
Bessie Payne
1893–1969
Marriage: 24 July 1908
Harold William Cross
1909–1940
Rose Lee "Rosalie" Cross
1914–1982

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 July 1908Manchester, Delaware, Iowa, United States
  • Children

    (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 3
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
    1910 · Boy Scouts of America
    Age 17
    When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.
    1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment
    Age 20
    The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English and Old French personal name Pai(e)n, Pagen (from Latin Paganus), a fairly common personal name among Normans. It derived from a word that originally meant ‘villager, rustic’, later ‘heathen’, but it had doubtless lost these connotations in its use as a late medieval personal name. This name has also been established in Ireland since the 14th century.History: Thomas Payne, who was a freeman of Plymouth Colony in 1639, was the founder of a large American family, which included Robert Treat Paine (1731–1814), one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. See also Paine .

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

    Possible Related Names

    Payn
    Payen
    Pagan
    Paynes
    Paine
    Pank
    Pane
    Panes
    Pannell
    Penson

    Sources (17)

    • Bessie Cross, "Iowa State Census, 1915"
    • Mrs Bessie Cross in entry for Harrison Winfield Cross, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"
    • Bessie Cross in household of Harry Cross, "United States Census, 1920"

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