Bessie Wallis Warfield

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==Bessie Wallis Warfield==
 
==Bessie Wallis Warfield==
 
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'')
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Much has been said about Bessie's supposed background of poverty.  But poverty to Bessie evidently meant not living in splendor.  The records prove that her family was firmly upper class if perhaps "lower-upper" as they say.
  
 
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.
 
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.

Revision as of 20:59, 8 July 2007

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