Bessie Clara Dean

Female6 August 1914–28 September 1938

Brief Life History of Bessie Clara

When Bessie Clara Dean was born on 6 August 1914, in Texas, United States, her father, William Deane, was 36 and her mother, Mary Frances Griffith, was 35. She married Robert Eli Stoker on 17 September 1931. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Justice Precinct 3, Nacogdoches, Texas, United States in 1920. She died on 28 September 1938, in Nacogdoches, Texas, United States, at the age of 24, and was buried in Nacogdoches, Texas, United States.

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Robert Eli Stoker
Bessie Clara Dean
Marriage: 17 September 1931
Bobbie Jean Stoker
Dorothy Faye Stoker

Sources (8)

  • Bessie C Dean in household of Mary F Dean, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Bessie Dean, "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965"
  • Bessie Dean in entry for Bobie Jean Stoker, "Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 September 1931
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

    Age 2

    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.


    Age 3

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

    1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

    Age 9

    Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

    Name Meaning

    English: topographic name from Middle English dene ‘valley’ (Old English denu), or a habitational name from any of several places in various parts of England named Dean or Dene from this word.

    English: nickname or occupational name for the servant of a dean or nickname for someone thought to resemble a dean. A dean was an ecclesiastical official, the head of a chapter of canons or a church official with jurisdiction over a sub-division of an archdeaconry. Though no doubt some deans had illegitimate children, they were officially celibate, and in the main the surname is probably a nickname in origin, similar to Bishop , Prior , Priest , and Monk . The Middle English word deen, dien, dein, is a borrowing of Old French d(e)ien, doien from Latin decanus (originally a leader of ten men, from decem ‘ten’), and thus is a cognate of Deacon .

    English: from the Middle English personal name Deyne (or Dene) a rhyming pet form of Reynald (see Reginald ).

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

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