Bessie Lula Howard

16 October 1888–9 September 1985 (Age 96)
Comanche, Texas, United States

The Life Summary of Bessie Lula

When Bessie Lula Howard was born on 16 October 1888, in Comanche, Texas, United States, her father, William Thomas Howard, was 31 and her mother, Nancy Rowena Reece, was 27. She married Jesse Harris on 14 September 1913, in Bluff Dale, Erath, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Morgan Mill, Erath, Texas, United States in 1920 and Justice Precinct 5, Erath, Texas, United States in 1930. She died on 9 September 1985, in Irving, Dallas, Texas, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Bluff Dale, Erath, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jesse Harris
Bessie Lula Howard
Marriage: 14 September 1913
Darrell Howard Harris
Dortha Lee Harris
Doyle Wade Harris
Iola Orlean Harris

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 September 1913Bluff Dale, Erath, Texas, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Historical Boundaries 1889: Gorbit, Dallas, Texas, United States 1894: Kit, Dallas, Texas, United States 1904: Irving, Dallas, Texas, United States
    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act
    Age 2
    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
    1914 · Steamboat Service Established with New York
    Age 26
    Satilla was the first Deepwater Steamship to arrive at the port of Houston. This accomplishment successfully established a steamboat service between Houston and New York City.

    Name Meaning

    English: of Norman origin, from the Middle English personal names Huward (also Howard) and Heward, from Old French Huard (itself from ancient Germanic Hugihard, hugi- ‘mind, understanding, spirit’ + hard- ‘hardy, bold’). As Hugh appears in Middle English as both How and Hew, this is the definite origin of Heward and a source of Howard. This surname is also very common among African Americans. See Hugh .English: from the Middle English personal name Haward or Howard, usually an Anglicized form of Old Danish Hāwarth (Old Norse Hávarthr, from ‘high’ + varthr ‘guard, guardian, warden’). Alternation between Haward and Howard may have led to later confusion with Hayward .English: occasionally a variant of Ewart 2.

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

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    Sources (14)

    • Bessie Howard in entry for Dortha Harris, "Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935"
    • Bessie Harris, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Bessie L Howard in household of William ? Howard, "United States Census, 1910"

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