Bessie Wallis Warfield

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Much has been said about Bessie's supposed background of poverty.  But poverty to those authors evidently means not living in splendor.  The records prove that her family was firmly upper class if perhaps "lower-upper" as they say.
 
Much has been said about Bessie's supposed background of poverty.  But poverty to those authors evidently means 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 "son of the Democratic boss of Baltimore", and the family lived in Baltimore, Maryland.
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In 1907 or 1908, her mother Alice remarried to John Freeman Rasin, an insurance broker and "son of the Democratic boss of Baltimore", and the family lived in Baltimore, Maryland. More details on the Rasin family can be found [http://books.google.com/books?id=pPZom7xkp3gC&pg=PA764&lpg=PA764&dq=warfield+freeman+rasin&source=web&ots=1LVnI_fJph&sig=l_YblZTwEzmDD4rFnDUQl8J3Q8s#PPA764,M1 here].
  
 
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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