Bessie Wallis Warfield

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Bessie Wallis Warfield was born on [[June 19]], 1896 in Square Cottage, Monterey Inn, Blue Ridge Summit, [[Pennsylvania]], as the daughter of [[#Teackle Wallis Warfield|Teackle Wallis Warfield]] and [[#Alice M Montague|Alice M. Montague]].  They were at the place due to a futile attempt to cure Teackle's tuberculosis.  He died a few months later.  Alice and Bessie moved in with Teackle's mother in Baltimore but the two woman could not agree and so Alice and Bessie moved again.  "In the end the two women were supported by Teackle's wealthy brother Solomon Warfield." (see Answers.com) "She was christened Bessie but when she grew up, she dropped the Bessie and called herself Wallis" (''The Amiable Baltimorians'')
 
Bessie Wallis Warfield was born on [[June 19]], 1896 in Square Cottage, Monterey Inn, Blue Ridge Summit, [[Pennsylvania]], as the daughter of [[#Teackle Wallis Warfield|Teackle Wallis Warfield]] and [[#Alice M Montague|Alice M. Montague]].  They were at the place due to a futile attempt to cure Teackle's tuberculosis.  He died a few months later.  Alice and Bessie moved in with Teackle's mother in Baltimore but the two woman could not agree and so Alice and Bessie moved again.  "In the end the two women were supported by Teackle's wealthy brother Solomon Warfield." (see Answers.com) "She was christened Bessie but when she grew up, she dropped the Bessie and called herself Wallis" (''The Amiable Baltimorians'')
  
In 1907 or 1908, her mother Alice remarried to John Freeman Rasirs, an insurance broker, and the family lived in Baltimore, Maryland.
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In 1907 or 1908, her mother Alice remarried to John Freeman Rasirs, an insurance broker and "so of the Democratic boss of Baltimore", and the family lived in Baltimore, Maryland.
  
 
Bessie married Earl Winfield Spencer Jr. on [[Nov 8]], 1916 at Christ Protestant Episcopal Church, Baltimore, [[Maryland]]. They were divorced on [[Dec 10]], 1927. She married secondly Ernest Aldrich Simpson on [[Jul 21]], 1928 in Chelsea Registrar's Office, Chelsea, London, England. They were divorced on [[Oct 27]], 1936. She married thirdly [[Edward VIII, King of England]], son of [[George V, King of England]] and his wife Mary von Teck, on [[Jun 3]], 1937 in Chateau de Cande, Maine-et-Loire, France. Bessie died on [[Apr 24]], 1986 in Bois de Boulogne, Paris, France. She was buried on [[Apr 29]], 1986 in Frogmore House, Windsor, Berkshire, England.  
 
Bessie married Earl Winfield Spencer Jr. on [[Nov 8]], 1916 at Christ Protestant Episcopal Church, Baltimore, [[Maryland]]. They were divorced on [[Dec 10]], 1927. She married secondly Ernest Aldrich Simpson on [[Jul 21]], 1928 in Chelsea Registrar's Office, Chelsea, London, England. They were divorced on [[Oct 27]], 1936. She married thirdly [[Edward VIII, King of England]], son of [[George V, King of England]] and his wife Mary von Teck, on [[Jun 3]], 1937 in Chateau de Cande, Maine-et-Loire, France. Bessie died on [[Apr 24]], 1986 in Bois de Boulogne, Paris, France. She was buried on [[Apr 29]], 1986 in Frogmore House, Windsor, Berkshire, England.  

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