Bessie Decoursey (1898 - 1980)

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Bessie Decoursey
1898 - 1980
updated February 06, 2019
Bessie Decoursey was born on July 9, 1898. She died in March 1980 at 81 years old. We know that Bessie Decoursey had been residing in Hopkinsville, Christian County, Kentucky.


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Bessie Decoursey died in March 1980 at 81 years old. She was born on July 9, 1898. We have no information about Bessie's family or relationships. We know that Bessie Decoursey had been residing in Hopkinsville, Christian County, Kentucky.
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In 1898, in the year that Bessie Decoursey was born, on March 24th, Robert Allison of Pennsylvania became the first person to buy an American-built car. He bought a Winton, which he had seen in an advertisement in Scientific American. The Winton, built in Ohio, was made by hand and came with a leather roof, padded seats, gas lamps, and tires made by B.F. Goodrich.

In 1919, she was 21 years old when the "Black Sox Scandal" rocked baseball fans during the World Series. Eight players on the Chicago White Sox were accused of throwing the World Series, thus allowing the Cincinnati Reds to win, and making money off of the losses. All of the players were found not guilty by a jury but the fallout lasted for decades. The players were banned from baseball even though they were found innocent.

In 1948, by the time she was 50 years old, on May 14th, the State of Israel was proclaimed by David Ben-Gurion, who became Israel's first Premier, and the U.S. officially recognized Israel. That evening, Egypt launched an air assault on Israel.

In 1973, Bessie was 75 years old when on January 28th, the Paris Peace Accord was signed - supposedly ending the Vietnam War. Hostilities continued between North and South Vietnam and the U.S. continued to bomb. But by August 15, 1973, 95% of American troops had left Vietnam. The war ended in 1975 with the fall of Saigon.

In 1980, in the year of Bessie Decoursey's passing, on December 8th, ex-Beatle John Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman in front of his home - the Dakota - in New York City. Chapman was found guilty of murder and still remains in jail.

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