Bessie Mae Heath

13 June 1907–20 February 1991 (Age 83)
Greene, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Bessie Mae

When Bessie Mae Heath was born on 13 June 1907, in Greene, North Carolina, United States, her father, John William Heath, was 22 and her mother, Fannie May Tyndall, was 22. She married Luther Stanley Tyson on 20 December 1925, in Olds Township, Greene, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Vance Township, Lenoir, North Carolina, United States in 1940 and Mebane, Alamance, North Carolina, United States in 1991. She died on 20 February 1991, in Burlington, Alamance, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Greenville, New Castle, Delaware, United States.

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Luther Stanley Tyson
Bessie Mae Heath
Marriage: 20 December 1925
Gordon Marion Tyson Sr.
Johnnie William Tyson
Carson Stanley Tyson

Spouse and Children

20 December 1925
Olds Township, Greene, North Carolina, United States


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World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 1

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.
1910 · Battleship USS Delaware Commissioned

Age 3

"The USS Delaware was commissioned on November 10, 1910. This was ship number six that had been named after the """"first state."""" It was top of the line but during WWI never saw battle."

Age 22

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived on a heath (Middle English hethe, Old English hǣð) or a habitational name from any of the numerous places, for example in Bedfordshire, Derbyshire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, and West Yorkshire, named with this word. The same word also denoted heather, the characteristic plant of heathland areas. This surname has also been established in Dublin since the late 16th century.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bessie Heath in household of John W Heath, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Bessie Heat in household of John W Heat, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Bessie Tyson in household of Luther Tyson, "United States Census, 1930"

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