Bessie Reep

FemaleApril 1891–

Brief Life History of Bessie

When Bessie Reep was born in April 1891, in Bartholomew, Indiana, United States, her father, Charles William Reep, was 26 and her mother, Eliza Jane Followell, was 22. She lived in Raccoon Township, Parke, Indiana, United States in 1900.

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Family Time Line

Charles William Reep
1865–1949
Eliza Jane Followell
1868–
Bessie Reep
1891–
William Carl Reep
1893–1961
Herbert Reep
1895–1964

Sources (1)

  • Bessie Reep in household of William Reep, "United States Census, 1900"

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (3)

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

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.

1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 15

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 32

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

Dutch: occupational name for a ropemaker (see Roper ). See also Reeb .

English: nickname from Middle English rip(p)e, rep(e) ‘reap, the action of reaping or harvesting’ (Old English rīp), perhaps used for a reaper; compare rip(e)man ‘harvester’. See Ripper .

English: nickname from Middle English rip(pe) ‘basket’ (Old Norse hrip), perhaps for one who made or sold baskets, or carried wares around in a basket. Compare Ripper .

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

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