Bessie Belle Miller

Bessie Belle Miller[1]

Female 1900 - 1997  (97 years)

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  • Name Bessie Belle Miller 
    Born 18 Jul 1900  Groseclose, Smyth Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Residence 1996  Dinwiddie, Dinwiddie Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 24 Nov 1997  Petersburg, Fauquier Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I5491  Robert Jackson
    Last Modified 2 Aug 2007 

    Father William Stuart Miller,   b. Dec 1873, Hamblen Co., Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1912, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 38 years) 
    Mother Pauline Prickett,   b. 31 Aug 1881, Rural Retreat, Wythe Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1963, Rural Retreat, Wythe Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 23 Aug 1898 
    Family ID F191  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Bays Franklin Bedwell,   b. 22 Nov 1901, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1971, Petersburg, Fauquier Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 29 Jun 1936  home of J.a.H. Shuler in Bristol, Sullivan Co., Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Living
    Last Modified 1 Nov 2017 
    Family ID F2642  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Note from Patricia Prickett Hickin: "Bessie was only twelve years old at the time of her father's death in 1912 and her mother's move home to live with her children in the Prickett homeplace in Rural Retreat. Her mother was determined to see that the children were professionally educated and there was barely enough money (and that thanks to her uncle Jamie's generosity) to clothe and feed them. Her youngest brother was born within a few months and Bessie spent many of her high school hours in enterprising ways to make a few pennies here and there. She developed a natural gift for sewing and salesmanship and with the aid of a well-to-do woman in Rural Retreat who recognized the talents of her talented neighbors, she went off to Radford and Farmville normal schools, majored in Domestic Science, and taught what became Home Economics, primarily in Dinwiddie County, south of Rcidhmond, VA. She received her degree several summers after she began teaching. Although she often had multiple boyfriends she did not find one who met her fancy until she met the county farm agent, a fellow Southwest Virginian."

  • Sources 
    1. [S90] Research & family notes of Patricia Prickett Hickin , (pphgen add the at gmail add the dot com).