Bessie Genevieve King

28 November 1892–15 October 1958 (Age 65)
Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States

The Life Summary of Bessie Genevieve

When Bessie Genevieve King was born on 28 November 1892, in Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States, her father, Frank Wilber King, was 33 and her mother, Annie E Osby, was 29. She married James Wilfred Hartley on 3 February 1917, in Montesano, Grays Harbor, Washington, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Tacoma Election Precinct, Pierce, Washington, United States in 1940. She died on 15 October 1958, in Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States, at the age of 65.

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James Wilfred Hartley
Bessie Genevieve King
Marriage: 3 February 1917
James Wilfred Hartley Jr
Betty Louise Hartley
Carol Genevieve Hartley

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 February 1917Montesano, Grays Harbor, Washington, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 4
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
    1897 · Seattle Grows Quickly
    Age 5
    The Klondike gold rush started in 1896 in Canada, but by 1897 as miners started moving and following the gold it caused for Seattle to rapidly grow as more miners joined the search for gold.
    1910 · The BSA is Made
    Age 18
    Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

    Name Meaning

    English: nickname from Middle English king ‘king’ (Old English cyning, cyng), perhaps acquired by someone with kingly qualities or as a pageant name by someone who had acted the part of a king or had been chosen as the master of ceremonies or ‘king’ of an event such as a tournament, festival or folk ritual. In North America, the surname King has absorbed several European cognates and equivalents with the same meaning, for example German König (see Koenig ) and Küng, French Roy , Slovenian, Croatian, or Serbian Kralj , Polish Krol . It is also very common among African Americans. It is also found as an artificial Jewish surname.English: occasionally from the Middle English personal name King, originally an Old English nickname from the vocabulary word cyning, cyng ‘king’.Irish: adopted for a variety of names containing the syllable (which means ‘king’ in Irish).

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

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    Sources (34)

    • Bessie King in entry for Unknown, "Washington, County Birth Registers, 1873-1965"
    • Bessie Hartley in household of James W Hartley, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Bessie King, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"

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