Bessie Leggett (1892 - 1974)

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Bessie Leggett
1892 - 1974
updated February 06, 2019
Bessie Leggett was born on December 18, 1892. She died in July 1974 at 81 years of age. We know that Bessie Leggett had been residing in Burwell, Garfield County, Nebraska 68823.


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Bessie Leggett passed away in July 1974 at age 81. She was born on December 18, 1892. We have no information about Bessie's family or relationships. We know that Bessie Leggett had been residing in Burwell, Garfield County, Nebraska 68823.
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In 1892, in the year that Bessie Leggett was born, on October 12th, the "Pledge of Allegiance" was first recited in unison by students in U.S. public schools. Composed the previous August by Francis Bellamy, it was to be recited in 15 seconds and originally read: "I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all." "Under God" was added in the 1950's.

In 1927, she was 35 years old when 10 years after the United States bought the U.S. Virgin Islands from the Danish government, the inhabitants were granted U.S. citizenship. While they can vote in congressional elections and presidential primaries, they cannot vote for President.

In 1930, she was 38 years old when as head of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, William Hays established a code of decency that outlined what was acceptable in films. The public - and government - had felt that films in the '20's had become increasingly risque and that the behavior of its stars was becoming scandalous. Laws were being passed. In response, the heads of the movie studios adopted a voluntary "code", hoping to head off legislation. The first part of the code prohibited "lowering the moral standards of those who see it", called for depictions of the "correct standards of life", and forbade a picture from showing any sort of ridicule towards a law or "creating sympathy for its violation". The second part dealt with particular behavior in film such as homosexuality, the use of specific curse words, and miscegenation.

In 1942, when she was 50 years old, on February 19th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066. This authorized the Secretary of War to "prescribe certain areas as military zones." On March 21st, he signed Public Law 503 which was approved after an hour discussion in the Senate and 30 minutes in the House. The Law provided for enforcement of his Executive Order. This cleared the way for approximately 120,000 men, women, and children of Japanese ancestry to be evicted from the West Coast and to be held in concentration camps and other confinement sites across the country. In Hawaii, a few thousand were detained. German and Italian Americans in the U.S. were also confined.

In 1974, in the year of Bessie Leggett's passing, on August 9th, Gerald R. Ford became the 38th President of the United States. He had been Vice President for 8 months when he became President due to the resignation of President Nixon.

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Mary Leggett
Aug 14, 1958 - Dec 23, 2008
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Josephine Leggett
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Apr 5, 1878 - November 1969
Wellington, Kansas
William Leggett
Dec 25, 1890 - February 1971
Washington, Maryland
Leona N Leggett
Apr 7, 1929 - Feb 1, 2001
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Jane E Leggett
Dec 11, 1918 - Oct 7, 1996
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Everett Leggett
Jan 14, 1890 - January 1981
Saint Joseph, Missouri

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