Bessie Lillian (Dyer) Amelang (1885 - 1974)

Bessie Lillian (Dyer) Amelang
1885 - 1974
updated February 18, 2019
Bessie Lillian Dyer Amelang, mother to 8 children, was born on March 11, 1885 in Iowa. She was born into the Dyer family and married into the Amelang family. Bessie's partner was Robert Edward Amelang on September 13, 1905 and they were together until death separated them. They gave birth to Albert Edward Amelang, Anna Edith (Amelang) Smith, William Franklin Amelang, Carl Henry Amelang, Marie Fay (Amelang) Boas, Fredrick Everett Amelang, Mary Lucille (Amelang ) Skinner, and Betty Jean (Amelang) Fowler. Bessie's partner was Robert Edward Amelang. She died on September 1, 1974 in Ottumwa, Iowa at 89 years of age.
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Bessie Lillian Dyer Amelang
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Female
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Bessie
First name
Lillian
Middle name
Dyer
Maiden name
Amelang, Dyer
Last name(s)
Lillie
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Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa 52501
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Bessie Amelang was born on in Davis County, Iowa United States
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Bessie Amelang died on in Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa United States 52501
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Bessie Amelang was born on in Davis County, Iowa United States
Bessie Amelang died on in Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa United States 52501
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at Shaul Cemetery, in Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa United States 52501
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English and American Decent

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Aug 22, 1881 - Apr 8, 1956

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Jul 26, 1906 - Jun 9, 2001
1909 - Oct 23, 1960
1912 - Nov 4, 1980
Mar 3, 1916 - May 2, 1995
May 19, 1919 - Apr 1, 2007
Apr 11, 1922 - Sep 27, 2002
Feb 3, 1928 - Unknown
Aug 20, 1929 - Feb 5, 2019
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Aug 22, 1881 - Apr 8, 1956

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Bessie Lillian Dyer Amelang, mother to 8 children, died on September 1, 1974 in Ottumwa, Iowa at 89 years of age. She was buried in Shaul Cemetery, Ottumwa, Iowa. She was born on March 11, 1885 in Iowa. Bessie's partner was Robert Edward Amelang on September 13, 1905 and they were together until death separated them. They gave birth to Albert Edward Amelang, Anna Edith (Amelang) Smith, William Franklin Amelang, Carl Henry Amelang, Marie Fay (Amelang) Boas, Fredrick Everett Amelang, Mary Lucille (Amelang ) Skinner, and Betty Jean (Amelang) Fowler. Bessie's partner was Robert Edward Amelang.
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In 1885, in the year that Bessie Lillian Dyer Amelang was born, on June 17th, the Statue of Liberty arrived in New York Harbor. Two hundred thousand people and hundreds of boats greeted the statue. It had to be assembled but that had to wait until the pedestal was completed the following April.

In 1900, Bessie was only 15 years old when a massive hurricane, known as the Great Galveston hurricane, hit Galveston Texas. Winds hit up to 145 miles an hour (category 4) and it remains the single most deadly event in U.S. history. Between 6,000 and 12,000 died (most estimates are around 8,000 dead). The population of Galveston at the time was about 36,000 people in 1900.

In 1913, at the age of 28 years old, Bessie was alive when the 17th Amendment, establishing the direct election of U.S. Senators, was adopted. Previously, Senators were elected by state legislatures. As early as 1826, a call to elect senators through popular vote was championed and previous to the 17th amendment, two states had already changed their process. Governors are still able to appoint senators to vacant seats until an election can be held.

In 1946, Bessie was 61 years old when pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

In 1974, in the year of Bessie Lillian Dyer Amelang's passing, on February 5th, Patty Hearst, age 19 - granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst and daughter of publisher of the San Francisco Examiner Randolph Hearst - was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army, a left wing terrorist group. She was found, alive, 19 months later.

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Jan 25, 1909 - December 1982
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Mar 25, 1917 - Oct 26, 2003
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