Bessie Wilkinson (1878 - 1976)

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Bessie Wilkinson
1878 - 1976
updated February 06, 2019
Bessie Wilkinson was born on November 27, 1878. She died in December 1976 at 98 years of age. We know that Bessie Wilkinson had been residing in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas 75208.


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Bessie Wilkinson passed away in December 1976 at 98 years of age. She was born on November 27, 1878. We are unaware of information about Bessie's surviving family. We know that Bessie Wilkinson had been residing in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas 75208.
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In 1878, in the year that Bessie Wilkinson was born, on September 12th, Cleopatra's Needle, built in Egypt in 1450 B.C. and transported to England, was erected in London. It had arrived in England on January 21st, having been towed by boat.

In 1918, she was 40 years old when on November 1, an elevated train on the Brooklyn line of the subway - driven by an inexperienced operator because of a strike - tried to navigate a turn at 30mph. The limit on the curve was 6 mph. The 2nd and 3rd cars of the 5 car wooden train were badly damaged and at least 93 people were killed, making it the deadliest crash in New York subway history.

In 1943, when she was 65 years old, on September 3rd, the Armistice of Cassibile was signed in Sicily. Under the terms of the Armistice, Italy surrendered to the Allied Powers. After the Armistice was made public on September 8th, Germany attacked and occupied Italy. It took 20 months of fighting for the Allies to reach the northern borders of Italy.

In 1965, Bessie was 87 years old when on March 8th, the first US combat troops arrived in Vietnam. The 3500 Marines joined 23,000 "advisors" already in South Vietnam. By the end of the year, 190,000 American soldiers were in the country.

In 1976, in the year of Bessie Wilkinson's passing, on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

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Ida M Wilkinson
Sep 14, 1903 - Dec 29, 1992
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Mattie M Wilkinson
Apr 19, 1899 - Oct 29, 1994
Houston, TX
Lilian G Wilkinson
Jun 12, 1905 - Oct 12, 1987
Brownwood, TX
Una Wilkinson
May 15, 1877 - October 1967
Dallas, Texas
Sharon E Wilkinson
Sep 10, 1946 - Jun 11, 1996
Bettie C Wilkinson
Feb 24, 1898 - December 1992
McKinney, TX
Laura Wilkinson
Feb 15, 1887 - Oct 15, 1968
Denton, TX
Jim Wilkinson
Dec 19, 1889 - December 1976
Denton, Texas
Elizabeth Wilkinson
Sep 21, 1892 - November 1966
Grand Prairie, Texas
Ada Wilkinson
May 31, 1902 - August 1981
Newton, Texas
Josie Wilkinson
Mar 25, 1890 - April 1985
Silsbee, Texas
Stella Wilkinson
Jan 26, 1902 - April 1984
Newton, Texas
Fannye P Wilkinson
Feb 11, 1906 - March 1992
Houston, TX
John Preston Wilkinson
Jun 13, 1920 - Jan 22, 2006
Houston, Texas
V B Wilkinson
Aug 1, 1907 - Jan 24, 1996
Jasper, TX
Ben Wilkinson
Jan 21, 1902 - February 1974
Bellaire, Texas
William Wilkinson
Jun 21, 1909 - April 1958
Martha D Wilkinson
Dec 3, 1915 - Apr 15, 1990
Madisonville, TX
Jesse C Wilkinson
Mar 27, 1914 - May 6, 2002
Tyler, TX

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