Bessie M. Rittenhouse Pigott

1 September 1886–January 1985 (Age 98)
Sardis Magisterial District, Harrison, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Bessie M. Rittenhouse

When Bessie M. Rittenhouse Pigott was born on 1 September 1886, in Sardis Magisterial District, Harrison, West Virginia, United States, her father, Frederick Milton Piggott, was 30 and her mother, Harriet Zilpha Rittenhouse, was 22. She married Wayne Fleming Allen on 23 October 1907, in Harrison, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She died in January 1985, in Clarksburg, Harrison, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 98, and was buried in Bridgeport, Harrison, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Wayne Fleming Allen
1885–1953
Bessie M. Rittenhouse Pigott
1886–1985
Marriage: 23 October 1907
Mary Elizabeth Allen
1908–1988
James Frederick Allen
1911–
Martha Lee Allen
1914–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
23 October 1907
Harrison, West Virginia, United States
children

(3)

    Mary Elizabeth Allen

    Female1908–1988Female

    James Frederick Allen

    Male1911–Male

    Martha Lee Allen

    Female1914–Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(3)

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

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.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 4

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 26

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

English (mainly Yorkshire) and Irish: variant of Piggott .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bessie P Allen in household of Wayne F Allen, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Bess L Allen in household of Wayne F Allen, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Bessie R Allen in household of Wayne F Allen, "United States Census, 1910"

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