Bessie Mae (Tucker) Gilmer [RG1026.AM]


RG1026.AM:  Bessie Mae (Tucker) Gilmer, 1898-1992

Reminiscences:  1857-1985, mainly 1898-1936
Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska:  Teacher
Size:  One folder


Born in South Dakota on May 27, 1898, Bessie May Tucker moved to Dixon County, Nebraska, with her family by 1900.  She married Robert Gilmer around 1923, and the couple lived in Ponca, Nebraska.  Robert died in 1982.  Bessie Gilmer died on May 4, 1992.  The couple is buried in the Ponca Cemetery at Ponca, Nebraska.


The collection consists of reminiscences of Bessie May (Tucker) Gilmer of Lincoln, Nebraska. These reminiscences trace Gilmer’s life as a child, teacher, and wife in northeast Nebraska, the Sandhills, and Lincoln, Nebraska. She writes about her parents, siblings, friends, neighbors, and her husband, Robert Gilmer, as well as their children. She makes observations on various things including education in Nebraska; the Kinkaid Act; how to build a sod house; weather; her boyfriends; influenza; and the Great Depression.

See the audio component [RG1026.AU] for related audio tapes.



Subject headings:

Box Butte County Nebraska) — History
Brown County (Nebraska) — History
Cobb family
Dakota County (Nebraska) — History
Dillon family
Dixon County (Nebraska) — History
Domestic life — Nebraska
Education — Nebraska
Educators — Nebraska
Farm life — Nebraska
Gilmer, Bessie Mae (Tucker), 1898-1992
Gilmer, Robert Lee, 1887-1982
Gilmer family
Hoskins family
Long Pine (Nebraska) — History
Martinsburg (Nebraska) — History
Pender (Nebraska) — History
Ponca (Nebraska) — History
Rejman family
Schools — Nebraska
Social life and customs — Nebraska
Sorensen, Phil
Sorensen family
Teachers — Nebraska
Thurston County (Nebraska) — History
Tilton family
Tucker, Charles, 1857-1936
Tucker, Lizzie Lincola (Jones), 1865-1943
Tucker family
Wakefield (Nebraska) — History
Women — Nebraska

Revised TMM        07-15-2009

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