Bessie Lula Johnson

16 September 1894–23 January 1974 (Age 79)
Paris, Lamar, Texas, United States

The Life of Bessie Lula

When Bessie Lula Johnson was born on 16 September 1894, in Paris, Lamar, Texas, United States, her father, Samuel Johnson, was 29 and her mother, Tamora Woodruff, was 27. She married Frank Ulmer Duvall about 1925, in Harris, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Justice Precinct 3, Harrison, Texas, United States in 1930 and Justice Precinct 3, Harris, Texas, United States in 1940. She died on 23 January 1974, in Baytown, Harris, Texas, United States, at the age of 79.

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Family Time Line

Frank Ulmer Duvall
Bessie Lula Johnson
Marriage: about 1925
James Richard Duvall

Spouse and Children

about 1925
Harris, Texas, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Samuel Johnson


    Tamora Woodruff




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

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.
1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

Age 7

"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 22

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.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: patronymic from the personal name John . As an American family name, Johnson has absorbed patronymics and many other derivatives of this name in continental European languages. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 .)

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bissie Johnson in household of Sam Johnson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Bessie L Johnson in household of Sam Johnson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Bess L Duvall in household of Frank N Duvall, "United States Census, 1940"

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