Bessie Ann Peters

19 September 1875–23 December 1953 (Age 78)
Texas, United States

The Life of Bessie Ann

When Bessie Ann Peters was born on 19 September 1875, in Texas, United States, her father, William Cornelius Peters, was 36 and her mother, Sophronia Ann Pruett, was 32. She married Obed McHenry Goolsby on 3 November 1891, in Falls, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Big Spring, Howard, Texas, United States in 1930 and Justice Precinct 1, Dawson, Texas, United States in 1940. She died on 23 December 1953, in Dawson, Texas, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Lamesa, Dawson, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Obed McHenry Goolsby
Bessie Ann Peters
Marriage: 3 November 1891
Willy M. Goolsby
James Bearl Goolsby
John Hardy Goolsby
Ernest Goolsby
Edward McHenry Goolsby
Alice Minnie Mae Goolsby
Effie Ophelia Goolsby
Effie Modena Goolsby
Elton Clifford Goolsby

Spouse and Children

    Obed McHenry Goolsby



3 November 1891
Falls, Texas, United States


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    William Cornelius Peters


    Sophronia Ann Pruett




+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

Age 4

Historical Boundaries: 1879: Howard, Texas, United States
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 21

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.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, Dutch, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Peter .2 Irish: Anglicized form (translation) of Gaelic Mac Pheadair ‘son of Peter ’.3 Americanized form of cognate surnames in other languages, for example Dutch and North German Pieters.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bessie Ann Goolsby in household of Elton C Goolsby, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Bessie A Goolsby in household of Obe M Goolsby, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Bessie A Peters in household of William C Peters, "United States Census, 1880"

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