Bessie V Beem

13 March 1904–5 April 1995 (Age 91)
Sullivan Township, Ashland, Ohio, United States

The Life of Bessie V

When Bessie V Beem was born on 13 March 1904, in Sullivan Township, Ashland, Ohio, United States, her father, William S. Beem, was 33 and her mother, Carrie Alice Field, was 32. She married Cloyce Afton Prather on 8 February 1930, in Lorain, Ohio, United States. She lived in Russia Township, Lorain, Ohio, United States in 1920 and Elyria, Elyria, Lorain, Ohio, United States in 1940. She died on 5 April 1995, in Elyria, Lorain, Ohio, United States, at the age of 91.

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Cloyce Afton Prather
Bessie V Beem
Marriage: 8 February 1930

Spouse and Children

8 February 1930
Lorain, Ohio, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Belva Helen Beem


    G Ester Beem


    Marjorie M Beem



World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1906 · Licencing Butchers

Age 2

A law that makes it a crime to misbrand meat being sold as food, and ensures that the meat is slaughtered and processed under sanitary conditions.

Age 25

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

Dutch and North German: ethnic name for a native or inhabitant of Bohemia. Compare Boehm .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bessie Beem in household of Carrie Beem, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Bessie Prather in household of Cloyce A Prather, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Bessie V Beem in household of William S Beem, "United States Census, 1910"

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