Bessie Belle Sweet

Brief Life History of Bessie Belle

When Bessie Belle Sweet was born on 30 August 1908, in Gates Center, Gates, Monroe, New York, United States, her father, Edwin Henry Sweet, was 41 and her mother, Mary Katherine Porter, was 25. She had at least 4 sons and 2 daughters with Arthur Jacob Mayeu Sr. She lived in Riga, Monroe, New York, United States in 1915 and Parma, Monroe, New York, United States in 1920. She died on 21 May 1985, in Williamson, Wayne, New York, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Pultneyville, Williamson, Wayne, New York, United States.

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Arthur Jacob Mayeu Sr
Bessie Belle Sweet
Duane Arthur Mayeu
Robert Nelson Mayeu
Arthur Jacob Mayeu Jr
Janice Mayen
Loretta Mayen
Marshall Mayeu

Sources (13)

  • Bessie B Sweeb, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Bessie Bell Sweet, "New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936"
  • Bessie Belle Sweet Mayeu, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

1917 · Women Given the Right to Vote in New York

Voters in New York approve a bill giving women the right to vote. This is passed three years prior to the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution which allowed women to vote nationwide.


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

English (Somerset): from the Middle English personal name Swet(e) (Old English Swēt(a) (male), Swēte (female)), or else a nickname from Middle English swet(e), sweyt ‘sweet; pleasing; beloved; attractive’ (Old English swēte, swōt), from which the personal names derive. Compare Swett .

Americanized form (translation into English) of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Suess and French Ledoux ‘the gentle, the sweet’.

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

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