Bessie H Wilkinson (1919 - 1991)

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Bessie H Wilkinson
1919 - 1991
updated February 06, 2019
Bessie H Wilkinson was born on November 10, 1919. She died on December 26, 1991 at 72 years of age. We know that Bessie H Wilkinson had been residing in Newport News, Newport News City County, Virginia 23606.


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Bessie H Wilkinson died on December 26, 1991 at 72 years of age. She was born on November 10, 1919. We are unaware of information about Bessie's family or relationships. We know that Bessie H Wilkinson had been residing in Newport News, Newport News City County, Virginia 23606.
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In 1919, in the year that Bessie H Wilkinson was born, in the summer and early autumn, race riots erupted in 26 U.S. cities, resulting in hundreds of deaths and even more people being badly hurt. In most cases, African-Americans were the victims. It was called the "Red Summer". Men who were returning from World War I needed jobs and there was competition for those jobs among the races. Tension was heightened by the use by many companies of blacks as strikebreakers.

In 1938, by the time she was 19 years old, on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1963, at the age of 44 years old, Bessie was alive when the British Secretary of War, 46 year old John Profumo ,was forced to resign when he lied about an affair with 19 year old Christine Keeler. Keeler was also involved with the Soviet naval attaché and charges of espionage were feared. No proof of spying was ever found.

In 1975, when she was 56 years old, in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

In 1991, in the year of Bessie H Wilkinson's passing, on November 7th, legendary basketball player Magic Johnson announced that he had HIV. In 1991, the public was confused about the difference between HIV and AIDS (HIV is a virus that can lead to AIDS) and there was little treatment for either. Most thought that Johnson would die within a year or so. Also, the transmission of AIDS wasn't understood so he had to retire from basketball. Magic Johnson is still alive and well.

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Feb 15, 1893 - May 1975
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Oct 14, 1884 - November 1966
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Apr 1, 1893 - May 1979
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Mary T Wilkinson
Sep 10, 1916 - Jul 11, 2002
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Loraine B Wilkinson
Sep 26, 1914 - Jul 22, 2002
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Maude Wilkinson
Oct 3, 1895 - May 1973
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Emily L Wilkinson
Apr 3, 1905 - May 1996
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Harry R Wilkinson
May 3, 1915 - May 11, 2002
Chesapeake, VA
William S Wilkinson
Feb 28, 1918 - February 1988
Virginia Beach, VA
Stella Wilkinson
Jan 27, 1907 - August 1985
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Mildred L Wilkinson
Aug 1, 1909 - Aug 13, 1995
Portsmouth, VA
John Wilkinson
Apr 4, 1918 - February 1974
Harold O Wilkinson
Apr 30, 1915 - Aug 8, 2006
Richmond, VA
Clarence Wilkinson
Aug 5, 1900 - April 1975
Norfolk, Virginia
Vernon W Wilkinson
Jan 30, 1916 - Aug 19, 1982
J H Wilkinson
Apr 14, 1906 - Aug 16, 1990
Richmond, VA
Jean C Wilkinson
Dec 13, 1920 - August 1989
Frederick, MD
Beatrice L Wilkinson
Dec 4, 1921 - Mar 12, 2010
Marguerite Wilkinson
Oct 24, 1925 - November 1968
Edward J Wilkinson
Apr 1, 1922 - Mar 16, 1991
Norfolk, VA

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Lillian Cooke
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Johney Gates
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Washington, District of Columbia
William Thompson
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Elizabeth S Romanick
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Hilda Gatson
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Fletcher Walker
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