Bessie May Mink

30 April 1913–18 June 2003 (Age 90)
Canon City, Fremont, Colorado, United States

The Life of Bessie May

When Bessie May Mink was born on 30 April 1913, in Canon City, Fremont, Colorado, United States, her father, William Alexander Mink, was 34 and her mother, Lue Ethel Sullivan, was 23. She married Walter Ruluf Covel on 29 June 1929, in Canon City, Fremont, Colorado, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Fremont, Colorado, United States in 1920 and Election Precinct 12 Orchard Park, Fremont, Colorado, United States in 1930. She died on 18 June 2003, in Canon City, Fremont, Colorado, United States, at the age of 90.

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Family Time Line

Walter Ruluf Covel
Bessie May Mink
Marriage: 29 June 1929
Richard E. Covell
Barbra Rose Covell

Spouse and Children

29 June 1929
Canon City, Fremont, Colorado, United States



    Barbra Rose Covell


Parents and Siblings

    William Alexander Mink





    Hazel F Mink


    Robert C Mink



World Events (8)

1914 · The Ludlow Massacre

Age 1

On April 20, 1914, the Colorado national Guard and the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company guards, attacked striking coal miners in Ludlow, Colorado, killing 25 people, including miners, women, and children.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 3

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 24

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 Czech: from a reduced form of the personal name Dominik ( see Domingo ).2 North German and Dutch: from a pet form of the personal name Mein .3 Dutch: nickname from Middle Dutch menke, minke ‘physical defect’, ‘infirmity’, ‘mutilation’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bessie M Mink in household of William A Mink, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Bessie M Covell in household of Walter Covell, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Bessie May Mink, "Colorado Statewide Marriage Index, 1853-2006"

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