Bessie Alford Bullard

15 May 1898–10 August 1985 (Age 87)
Robeson, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Bessie Alford

When Bessie Alford Bullard was born on 15 May 1898, in Robeson, North Carolina, United States, her father, Alford McKay Bullard, was 40 and her mother, Katherine Paul, was 41. She lived in Pembroke, Robeson, North Carolina, United States in 1910 and Whiteville, Columbus, North Carolina, United States in 1920. She died on 10 August 1985, in Lumberton, Robeson, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Mcgirt Cemetery, Alfordsville, Robeson, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alford McKay Bullard
1858–1928
Katherine Paul
1856–1932
Mary Belle Bullard
1896–1963
Bessie Alford Bullard
1898–1985

Parents and Siblings

    Alford McKay Bullard

    Male1858–1928Male

    Katherine Paul

    Female1856–1932Female

siblings

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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1918 · Fort Bragg Established

Age 20

Named after Confederate General Braxton Bragg, Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina was established on September 4, 1918. It was used as one of three training camps used during WWI.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 25

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

English:1. most probably from bullward, an occupational name for someone who looked after a bull. 2. alternatively, it may be a nickname for a fraudster, from Old French, Middle English bole ‘fraud’, ‘deceit’ + the pejorative suffix -(h)ard, or a nickname for a rotund man, from a pejorative derivative of Old French boule ‘round’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bessie Bullard in household of Alfred Bullard, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Bessie Bullard in household of Alford Bullard, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Bessie A Bullard in household of Alford Bullard, "United States Census, 1920"

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