Dessie Bunnell

5 February 1894–1 December 1969 (Age 75)
Gatesville, Coryell, Texas, United States

The Life Summary of Dessie

When Dessie Bunnell was born on 5 February 1894, in Gatesville, Coryell, Texas, United States, her father, Samuel Washington Bunnell, was 37 and her mother, Mary Bird Fegette, was 30. She had at least 1 son with Eugene Gooch. She lived in Pleasant Hill, Curry, New Mexico, United States in 1930 and Election Precinct 13 Pleasant Hill, Curry, New Mexico, United States in 1940. She died on 1 December 1969, in El Paso, El Paso, Texas, United States, at the age of 75.

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Eugene Gooch
Dessie Bunnell
Coy Allen Gooch

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
Age 2
A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered
Age 7
"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."
1914 · Steamboat Service Established with New York
Age 20
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: in part, a habitational name for someone from Bunwell in Norfolk. The place name is from Old English bune ‘reed’ + wella ‘spring’, ‘stream’. Old forms of the surname suggest a second, non-habitational source.

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

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Sources (7)

  • Dessie Gooch in household of Eugene Gooch, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Dessie Gooch in household of Eugene Gooch, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Dessie Bunnell in household of Samuel U Bunnell, "United States Census, 1910"

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