Bessie Wilkinson (1902 - 1982)

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Bessie Wilkinson
1902 - 1982
updated February 06, 2019
Bessie Wilkinson was born on August 4, 1902. She died in November 1982 at 80 years of age. We know that Bessie Wilkinson had been residing in Cuba, Crawford County, Missouri 65453.


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Bessie Wilkinson passed away in November 1982 at age 80. She was born on August 4, 1902. There is no information about Bessie's immediate family. We know that Bessie Wilkinson had been residing in Cuba, Crawford County, Missouri 65453.
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In 1902, in the year that Bessie Wilkinson was born, about 150 thousand United Mine Workers went on strike in eastern Pennsylvania for a wage increase and more suitable hours. They eventually got a 10% raise and their workday was reduced from 10 hours to 9. Because winter was coming and most people at the time heated their homes with coal, President Teddy Roosevelt arbitrated between the owners and the workers - the first time that the Federal government arbitrated in a strike.

In 1935, when she was 33 years old, the BOI's name (the Bureau of Investigation) was changed to the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and it officially became a separate agency with the Department of Justice. J. Edgar Hoover, the Chief of the BOI, continued in his office and became the first Director of the FBI. The FBI's responsibility is to "detect and prosecute crimes against the United States".

In 1950, when she was 48 years old, in February, Joe McCarthy gave a speech alleging that he had a list of "members of the Communist Party and members of a spy ring" who worked in the State Department. He went on to chair a committee that investigated not only the State Department but also the administration of President Harry S. Truman, the Voice of America, and the U.S. Army for communist spies - until he was condemned by the U.S. Senate in 1954.

In 1961, by the time she was 59 years old, on May 5th, Navy Cmdr. Alan B. Shepard, Jr., made the first manned Project Mercury flight, MR-3, in a spacecraft he named Freedom 7. He was the second man to go into space, the first was Yuri Gagarin - a Soviet cosmonaut.

In 1982, in the year of Bessie Wilkinson's passing, on September 14th, Princess Grace of Monaco (American actress Grace Kelly), 52, died of injuries when her car plunged off a mountain road. Her 17 year old daughter, Stephanie, was also in the car and suffered serious injuries but recovered. It's believed that the accident was caused when Princess Grace, who was driving, had a mild stroke.

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Mar 22, 1923 - Mar 27, 1945
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Aug 25, 1887 - February 1965
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May 23, 1931 - May 8, 2006
Independence, MO
Louis Wilkinson
Mar 28, 1932 - June 1978
Pleasant Hill, Missouri
Birchard C Wilkinson
Feb 8, 1914 - Jul 26, 1995
Pismo Beach, CA
Lela M Wilkinson
Jan 7, 1923 - Jan 14, 1994
Independence, MO
John B Wilkinson
Apr 10, 1924 - Jun 27, 1999
Clarksville, MO
Floris Wilkinson
Feb 6, 1913 - May 1975
Fayetteville, New York
Jack Wilkinson
Jun 3, 1936 - May 1985
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Aug 28, 1881 - July 1965
Ruth Wilkinson
Mar 15, 1907 - Dec 25, 1994
Carrollton, MO
Edman Wilkinson
Dec 16, 1916 - May 1983
Saint Joseph, Missouri
Orsie Wilkinson
Feb 9, 1889 - August 1986
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Joseph T Wilkinson
Oct 27, 1935 - Mar 16, 2002
Columbia, MO
Lucille Wilkinson
Mar 12, 1924 - Aug 13, 2006
Vandalia, MO
Blanche Wilkinson
Jul 14, 1905 - Apr 10, 2002
Ozark, MO
Janet S Wilkinson
Nov 20, 1945 - Apr 4, 2009
Springfield, MO
Eva Wilkinson
Jun 11, 1894 - January 1972
Ruth F Wilkinson
Dec 30, 1912 - November 1993
Saint Louis, MO

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