Bessie Matilda Fickle

Brief Life History of Bessie Matilda

When Bessie Matilda Fickle was born on 1 September 1887, in Osceola, Clarke, Iowa, United States, her father, James W Fickel, was 21 and her mother, Elizabeth Eldora Shinn, was 24. She married Harry M. Crawford on 17 April 1909, in Osceola, Clarke, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Fremont Township, Clarke, Iowa, United States in 1910 and Converse, Wyoming, United States in 1930. She died on 11 July 1986, in Sandpoint, Bonner, Idaho, United States, at the age of 98, and was buried in Douglas, Converse, Wyoming, United States.

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Harry M. Crawford
Bessie Matilda Fickle
Marriage: 17 April 1909
Freda Pearl Crawford
Merlyn Wilham Crawford
Wendell Lee Crawford

Sources (16)

  • Bess M Crawford, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Bessie Fickel, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"
  • Bessie Matilda Fickle Crawford, "Find A Grave Index"

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Idaho is the 43rd state.


Historical Boundaries 1888: Converse, Wyoming Territory, United States 1890: Converse, Wyoming, United States

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Fickel .

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

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