Bessie Ophilia Boucher

1 October 1885–24 May 1964 (Age 78)
Chickasaw, Mississippi, United States

The Life of Bessie Ophilia

When Bessie Ophilia Boucher was born on 1 October 1885, in Chickasaw, Mississippi, United States, her father, Edward V Boucher, was 29 and her mother, Ophelia Catherine Dea, was 25. She lived in Rural, Waupaca, Wisconsin, United States in 1935 and Beat 4, Chickasaw, Mississippi, United States in 1940. She died on 24 May 1964, at the age of 78, and was buried in Van Vleet, Chickasaw, Mississippi, United States.

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Edward V Boucher
Ophelia Catherine Dea
Walter E. Boucher
Bessie Ophilia Boucher

Parents and Siblings

    Edward V Boucher


    Ophelia Catherine Dea




World Events (8)


Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1886 · Giving Working Men a Union

Age 1

The largest union group in the United States during the first half of the 20th century. It still exists today but merged with The Congress of Industrial Organization.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 21

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

French and English: occupational name for a butcher or slaughterer, Middle English bo(u)cher, Old French bouchier (also with the transferred sense ‘executioner’), a derivative of bouc ‘ram’. Compare Buck 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bessie O Butcher in household of Urill C Chapman, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Bessie Chatman in household of Will Chatman, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Bessie Butcher in household of Will M Chapman, "United States Census, 1940"

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