Bessie Lee Hutchinson

Brief Life History of Bessie Lee

When Bessie Lee Hutchinson was born on 1 April 1886, in Union Township, Adams, Iowa, United States, her father, Alfred Hutchinson, was 39 and her mother, Cynthia Jane Van Cleave, was 36.

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Alfred Hutchinson
Cynthia Jane Van Cleave
Lura Melissa Hutchinson
Elmer Nelson Hutchinson
Bessie Lee Hutchinson
Amy Hutchinson

Sources (3)

  • Bessie Lee Hutchinson, "Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935"
  • Bessie Lee Hutchinson, "Iowa Births and Christenings, 1830-1950"
  • Bessie Lee Hutchinson, "Iowa, Births and Christenings, 1830-1950"

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

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.

1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.


U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

English (northern): patronymic from the Old French personal name Hucheon (see Houchin ) + -son.

Irish: in Ireland and Scotland, adopted for Mac Uisdein and Mac Uistin; see McCutcheon .

History: Anne Marbury Hutchinson (1591–1643) and her husband William came from Lincolnshire, England, to MA in 1634. A religious dissident, she led the first attack on the Puritans and was banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony. She moved to RI in 1638, and, after her husband's death in 1642, settled in NY, where the Hutchinson River was named in her honor. Ironically, the Hutchinson name stayed on in MA and one of her descendants, Thomas Hutchinson (1711–80), was royal governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony.

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

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