Louis Durell Bickerstaff

13 March 1896–9 February 1953 (Age 56)
Itawamba, Mississippi, United States

The Life of Louis Durell

When Louis Durell Bickerstaff was born on 13 March 1896, in Itawamba, Mississippi, United States, his father, David Randolf Bickerstaff, was 24 and his mother, Lena Ballard, was 21. He had at least 1 daughter with Lela Courtney. He died on 9 February 1953, in Tupelo, Lee, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 56.

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Louis Durell Bickerstaff
Lela Courtney
Maureen Bickerstaff

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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1907 · Boll Weevil Destroys Most the Cotton Crop

Age 11

When the boll weevil threatened most the Mississippi Delta, it put the state’s cotton crop in peril. By the time the boll weevil reached Mississippi it had already destroyed four million bales of cotton. This added up to $238 million at the time or about 6 billion in present day. The boll weevil depends on cotton for every stage of its life.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 16

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Biggerstaff .

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

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Sources (2)

  • Loyce Bickerstaff in household of D R Bickerstaff, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Loise Durell Bickerstaff, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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