Bessie "Bee" Howell

9 January 1903–14 November 1994 (Age 91)
Jones, Texas, United States

The Life of Bessie "Bee"

When Bessie "Bee" Howell was born on 9 January 1903, in Jones, Texas, United States, her father, Christopher Lamanthus Howell, was 55 and her mother, Missouri Ellen Rigsby, was 37. She married Benjamin Park Tinnin on 10 July 1920. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Roswell, Chaves, New Mexico, United States in 1930 and Justice Precinct 5, Jones, Texas, United States in 1940. She died on 14 November 1994, in Golden, Barry, Missouri, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Dean, Carroll, Arkansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Park Tinnin
Bessie "Bee" Howell
Marriage: 10 July 1920
Neoma Irene Tinnin
Benjamin Ralph Tinnin
Roy Melvin Tinnin

Spouse and Children

10 July 1920
Buchanan,Guadalupe County,NM


Parents and Siblings

    Christopher Lamanthus Howell


    Missouri Ellen Rigsby




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World Events (8)


Age 1

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1904 · William H. Fuller Grows 70 Acres of Rice

Age 1

Rice is one Arkansas leading crops, in 1904 William H. Fuller planted 70 acres of rice, this act is what started the making rice the leading crop in Arkansas.

Age 24

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

1 Welsh: from the personal name Hywel ‘eminent’, popular since the Middle Ages in particular in honor of the great 10th-century law-giving Welsh king.2 English: habitational name from Howell in Lincolnshire, so named from an Old English hugol ‘mound’, ‘hillock’ or hūne ‘hoarhound’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bessie Tinnin in household of Ben P Tinnin, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Bessie Tinnin in household of B Park Tinnin, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Bee Howell in household of Christmas L Howell, "United States Census, 1910"

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