Bessie I Henderson

3 March 1904–4 February 1989 (Age 84)
Jewell, Kansas, United States

The Life of Bessie I

When Bessie I Henderson was born on 3 March 1904, in Jewell, Kansas, United States, her father, Dewitt Clinton Henderson, was 54 and her mother, Rhoda Elizabeth Iona Clark, was 40. She married Anthony Alexander Rodgers on 25 November 1922, in San Joaquin, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in French Camp, San Joaquin, California, United States in 1920 and Castoria Judicial Township, San Joaquin, California, United States in 1940. She died on 4 February 1989, in San Joaquin, California, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in San Joaquin Catholic Cemetery, Stockton, San Joaquin, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Anthony Alexander Rodgers
Bessie I Henderson
Marriage: 25 November 1922
Irma Isabelle Rodgers

Spouse and Children

25 November 1922
San Joaquin, California, United States


    Irma Isabelle Rodgers


Parents and Siblings



    Charles Milton Henderson


    John Henderson


    Mary Ellen Henderson



    Alice Elizabeth or Allie Sanders Henderson


+7 More Children

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 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 2

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.

Age 23

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: patronymic from Hendry, a chiefly Scottish variant of the personal name Henry 1. Some Scottish families with this name have ancestors whose name was Henryson.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bessie Rodgers in household of Anthony A Rodgers, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Bessie T Henderson in household of Dewitt C Henderson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Bessie I Henderson in household of Clinton D Henderson, "United States Census, 1910"

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