Bessie Cameron

11 March 1893–8 February 1971 (Age 77)
Seymour, Baylor, Texas, United States

The Life of Bessie

When Bessie Cameron was born on 11 March 1893, in Seymour, Baylor, Texas, United States, her father, John David Cameron, was 20 and her mother, Ellamay Fagan, was 19. She married William Byron Lawrence on 16 July 1914, in Twin Falls, Twin Falls, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Twin Falls, Twin Falls, Idaho, United States for about 10 years. She died on 8 February 1971, in Boise, Ada, Idaho, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Twin Falls, Twin Falls, Idaho, United States.

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William Byron Lawrence
Bessie Cameron
Marriage: 16 July 1914
Lucille Marguerite Lawrence

Spouse and Children

    William Byron Lawrence



16 July 1914
Twin Falls, Twin Falls, Idaho, United States


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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.
1896 · ""

Age 3

"""Post office name was changed from """"Boise City"""" to """"Boise"""" in 1896. Remains as such today."""
1914 · Steamboat Service Established with New York

Age 21

Satilla was the first Deepwater Steamship to arrive at the port of Houston. This accomplishment successfully established a steamboat service between Houston and New York City.

Name Meaning

Scottish:1. as a Highland clan name it is from a nickname from Gaelic cam ‘crooked’, ‘bent’ + sròn ‘nose’. 2. in the Lowlands it is also a habitational name from any of various places called Cameron, especially in Fife.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bessie Cameron in household of John H Wolfe, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Bessie Cameron in household of Ella Cameron, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Bessie Lawrence in household of W B Lawrence, "United States Census, 1920"

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