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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