Bessie H Kenyon (1915 - 1990)

Bessie H Kenyon
1915 - 1990
updated February 06, 2019
Bessie H Kenyon was born on June 21, 1915. She died on August 2, 1990 at 75 years old.


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Long Island National Cemetery Section 3C Site 10, 2040 Wellwood Avenue, in Farmingdale, New York 11735



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Branch of service: Us Army
Rank attained: SGT
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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Bessie H Kenyon died on August 2, 1990 at age 75. She was buried in Long Island National Cemetery Section 3C Site 10, Farmingdale, New York. She was born on June 21, 1915. There is no information about Bessie's family or relationships.
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In 1915, in the year that Bessie H Kenyon was born, the Superior Court in Fulton County Georgia accepted the charter for the establishment of the new Ku Klux Klan, succeeding the Klan that flourished in the South in the late 1800's. This iteration of the Klan adopted white clothing and used many of the code words from the first Klan, adding cross burnings and mass marches in an attempt to intimidate others.

In 1949, Bessie was 34 years old when on April 4th, NATO (the North Atlantic Treaty Organization) was established. Twelve nations originally signed the North Atlantic Treaty - the United States, Great Britain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Iceland, Canada, and Portugal. Greece, Turkey, and West Germany later joined. Today, there are 26 nations in NATO.

In 1962, by the time she was 47 years old, on August 5th, actress and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe died in Brentwood California. She was ruled to have died from suicide due to a drug overdose. There has been controversy regarding the circumstances ever since, due to her relationships with Jack and Bobby Kennedy.

In 1970, by the time she was 55 years old, on May 4th, four students at Kent State University in Ohio were shot and killed by National Guardsmen. The students were at a peaceful demonstration protesting the invasion of Cambodia by US forces. There had been precedent for the killing of American college students. The previous year, on May 15th, Alameda County Sheriffs used shotguns against U.C. Berkeley students at a protest for People's Park. One student died, one was blinded, 128 were injured.

In 1990, in the year of Bessie H Kenyon's passing, on April 24th, the Hubble telescope was launched into space after long delays due to the Challenger explosion. An optical flaw was found within weeks of launch but was fixed within three years. The discoveries made possible by the Hubble have contributed to scientists' understanding of the universe.

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Aug 16, 1892 - January 1977
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Dec 14, 1916 - May 8, 2003
Nov 5, 1896 - Mar 31, 1988
Sep 8, 1904 - August 1985
Dec 2, 1918 - Oct 23, 2006
Jan 10, 1919 - Feb 13, 2002
Aug 8, 1890 - August 1973
Sep 24, 1889 - January 1984

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Apr 23, 1891 - April 1963
Jul 7, 1898 - Jul 11, 1989
Apr 9, 1906 - May 1985
Aug 25, 1902 - February 1965
Dec 8, 1915 - Mar 14, 2004
Mar 1, 1920 - Mar 15, 2003
Aug 5, 1920 - May 12, 2000
Jun 8, 1903 - April 1985
Jun 24, 1929 - Nov 30, 2005
May 21, 1933 - Jul 4, 1997
Jan 2, 1925 - Mar 8, 1994
Dec 14, 1881 - June 1975
Aug 21, 1892 - July 1979
Feb 25, 1895 - July 1979
Oct 17, 1896 - Sep 17, 1989
Jan 26, 1955 - Sep 2, 2006
Feb 3, 1919 - December 1992
Nov 7, 1914 - Sep 16, 1987
Sep 20, 1898 - August 1970
Apr 24, 1923 - Nov 15, 2005

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Feb 16, 1896 - August 1982
Nov 30, 1884 - August 1968
Jan 21, 1950 - Jul 1, 1988
Jul 18, 1913 - May 30, 2003
Aug 14, 1890 - January 1979
Nov 25, 1907 - Jun 26, 2007
Sep 4, 1898 - Nov 6, 1989
May 29, 1907 - Oct 26, 1994
Mar 13, 1911 - Jun 7, 2000
Nov 16, 1903 - January 1977
Apr 9, 1911 - September 1982
Dec 28, 1956 - Jan 6, 2001
Jan 12, 1913 - Dec 16, 1996
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