Frederica Mary Bessette

Female30 September 1931–17 January 1999

Brief Life History of Frederica Mary

When Frederica Mary Bessette was born on 30 September 1931, in Burlington, Chittenden, Vermont, United States, her father, George Stephen Bessette, was 43 and her mother, Celestia Lessor, was 37. She married Albert Stevens Clark on 14 October 1949, in Burlington, Chittenden, Vermont, United States. She lived in United States in 1935. She died on 17 January 1999, in Casselberry, Seminole, Florida, United States, at the age of 67.

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Albert Stevens Clark
Frederica Mary Bessette
Marriage: 14 October 1949

Sources (23)

  • Fredericka Bessette in household of George S Bessette, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mrs Frederica Clark, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, Births, and Marriages 1980-2014"
  • Fredricka Mary Bissett in entry for Steven Albert Clark and Crystal Lynn Edwards, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 October 1949Burlington, Chittenden, Vermont, United States
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    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

    1941 · Florida Involvement in World War II

    Age 10

    Similar to the first World War, Florida's location and temperature served as an ideal location for military training; in fact, Florida would end up having 172 military installations. As a result of World War II growth, Camp Blanding became the fourth largest city in Florida, capable of housing over 55,000 soldiers. Many Floridians sacrificed their lives among other Americans to win the war; it's estimated that about 3,000 U.S. deaths were from Floridian troops.

    1949 · NATO is Established

    Age 18

    The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is an alliance between 29 North American and European countries. The agreement of the alliance is to help defend each other if attacked by an external country. The last country to enter was Montenegro in 2017.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: French Andre, Marcel, Armand, Adrien, Normand, Alphonse, Lucien, Cecile, Herve, Jacques, Laurent, Aime.

    French: topographic name designating a small wood of birches, from Occitan bès ‘birch tree’ (see Besse ), or a habitational name from (La) Bessette, the name of several places in the southern part of France.

    Alternatively, an altered form of French Besset: topographic name, a cognate of 1 above. Altered ending reflects the Canadian and American French practice of sounding the final -t.

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

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