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TITLE:»SUBTITLE:»

BESSIE WILKERSON

 

»PAPERS, 1994DATES:»

»QUANTITY:»1 item

 

 

 

ACQUISITION:

The »papers (donor no. 440) were donated by Bessie Wilkerson» in 1997.

ACCESS:

The »papers are open for research.

COPYRIGHT:

»Copyright has not been transferred to the University of Iowa.

PROCESSED BY:

Kristen Rassbach, 1997Your name, year». [WilkersonBessie.doc]

 


 

»Biography

            Bessie Wilkerson moved to Fort Madison, Iowa, from Des Moines, Iowa, in 1927 and attended high school there.  She dropped out of school at the age of sixteen to marry Marshall Wilkerson.  They had three sons and six daughters of whom seven lived to adulthood.  To help support her family, Wilkerson took in sewing, which she could work on at home while raising her children.  All of the surviving children attended college, even though neither Bessie Wilkerson nor her husband ever finished high school.  Bessie Wilkerson was nominated for Mother of the Year in 1961.Begin text here:»

 

 

 

Scope and Content Note

 

            Begin text here:The Bessie Wilkerson papers date from »1994 and consist of 1 biographical newspaper clipping.

 

 

SCVF              Description

 

Folder 1           Wilkerson, Bessie