Bessie C Leggett (1902 - 1988)

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Bessie C Leggett
1902 - 1988
updated February 06, 2019
Bessie C Leggett was born on June 21, 1902. She died on October 1, 1988 at 86 years of age. We know that Bessie C Leggett had been residing in Bassfield, Jefferson Davis County, Mississippi 39421.

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Bessie C Leggett passed away on October 1, 1988 at 86 years of age. She was born on June 21, 1902. There is no information about Bessie's family or relationships. We know that Bessie C Leggett had been residing in Bassfield, Jefferson Davis County, Mississippi 39421.
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1902 - 1988 World Events

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In 1902, in the year that Bessie C Leggett was born, the Bureau of the Census was established. This was the government department that was a boon to family historians - it, even now, is responsible for taking the census and provides demographic information and analyses about the population of the United States.

In 1916, when she was merely 14 years old, the Battle of Verdun was fought from February through December. It was the largest and longest battle of World War I, lasting 303 days. The original estimates were 714,231 casualties - 377,231 French and 337,000 German, an average of 70,000 casualties a month. Current estimates are even larger. The Battle of the Somme was also fought from July through September of the same year. Original estimates were 485,000 British and French casualties and 630,000 German casualties.

In 1933, she was 31 years old when the day after being inaugurated, the new President, Franklin Roosevelt, declared a four-day bank holiday to stop people from withdrawing their money from shaky banks (the bank run). Within 5 days of his administration, the Emergency Banking Act was passed - reorganizing banks and closing insolvent ones. In his first 100 days, he asked Congress to repeal Prohibition (which they did), signed the Tennessee Valley Authority Act, signed legislation that paid commodity farmers to leave their fields fallow, thus ending surpluses and boosting prices, signed a bill that gave workers the right to unionize and bargain collectively for higher wages and better working conditions as well as suspending some antitrust laws and establishing a federally funded Public Works Administration, and won passage of 12 other major laws that helped the economy.

In 1965, Bessie was 63 years old when from August 11 to 16, riots broke out in Watts, a Black section of Los Angeles. An allegedly drunk African-American driver was stopped by LA police and, after a fight, police brutality was alleged - and the riots began. 34 people died in the rioting and over $40 million in property damage occurred. The National Guard was called in to help the LA police quell rioting.

In 1988, in the year of Bessie C Leggett's passing, on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

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Nov 20, 1916 - Aug 21, 2011
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Aug 24, 1953 - Dec 22, 2005
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Mar 10, 1955 - Mar 6, 1998
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Aug 20, 1906 - June 1981
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Jan 25, 1921 - April 1986
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Robert Leggett
Nov 1, 1917 - March 1975
Thomas W Leggett
Oct 6, 1922 - Jun 10, 2007
Memphis, TN
Charles P Leggett
Nov 6, 1929 - May 27, 1982
William E Leggett
Jul 26, 1927 - Oct 25, 1999
Russellville, AR
B L Leggett
Jun 16, 1935 - Sep 15, 1995
Cotton Plant, AR
Johnny Leggett
Aug 22, 1924 - Feb 22, 1993
Helena, AR
Lyle E Leggett
Oct 2, 1937 - Jul 15, 2000
Cotton Plant, AR
Nettie Leggett
Apr 22, 1884 - January 1970
Arkansas
Pearl Leggett
Dec 12, 1885 - November 1984
Searcy, Arkansas
Fred Leggett
Oct 29, 1912 - June 1979
Little Rock, Arkansas
Oscar Leggett
Apr 25, 1913 - May 1968
Greenwood Springs, Mississippi
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Feb 28, 1914 - Aug 23, 1993
Longview, TX

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