Bessie Topkis

–1972
Odessa, Ukraine

The Life of Bessie

Bessie Topkis was born in Odessa, Ukraine. She had at least 2 sons and 1 daughter with Joseph Ginsburg. She died in 1972, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Bessie Topkis
–1972
Joseph Ginsburg
–1962
Baby Ginsburg
1915–1915
Leonard Ginsberg
1916–2005
Irvin Ginsburg
1921–

Spouse & Children

children

(3)

  • Baby Ginsburg

    Female1915–1915Female

  • Male1916–2005Male

  • Irvin Ginsburg

    Male1921–Male

World Events (8)

1863

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.
1886

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

Top, a ball; liss, favor. Ball-favor

Sources (2)

  • Bessie Ginsburg in household of Joseph Ginsburg, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Bessie Topkis in entry for Baby Ginsburg, "Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-1915"

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