Bessie Baldtrip

b. circa 11 May 1897, d. 17 November 1963
  • Bessie Baldtrip was born circa 11 May 1897 in Houston, Harris County, Texas.
  • Delia McFadden appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Houston, Harris County, Texas, at 2711 Burnet Street. Other members of the household included Bessie Baldtrip, Rena McFadden, Maxey Baldtrip, Mary Ella McFadden and George W. Burton. Also in the household is granddaughter Edna Blakely (age 2), apparently Mary Ella's daughter from an earlier marriage. Maxie (4) and Bessie Balltrip (3) also are identified as granddaughters of Delia McFadden.
  • A photographic portrait was made of Rena McFadden Baldtrip and daughters Maxey and Bessie Baldtrip, about 1901.
  • George W. Burton and Mary Ella McFadden appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Harris County, Texas. Other members of the household included Bessie Baldtrip, Delia McFadden and Maxey Baldtrip. Also in the household are Burton children Edna (age 12), Maggie (8), Theo (6), Mozella (3) and George (2). Maxie (14) and Bessie Baldtrip (12) are identified as granddaughters of Delia Marshall.
  • She married Sylvester Hawkins on 11 May 1918 in Harris County, Texas, by license issued the same day, with Rev. William W. Lindsey officiating.
  • Bessie Baldtrip and Sylvester Hawkins appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Houston, Harris County, Texas, at 2215 Nashua Street. Also in the household were Sylvester's father Henry Hawkins (age 57) and foster children Evelyna (9) and Edward (4-5/12) Dow.
  • Sylvester Hawkins (and Bessie Baldtrip) appeared in the 1925 Houston Heights, Texas, City Directory at 840 West 29th Avenue Sylvester was employed as a laborer by South Texas Cotton Oil Company.
  • Bessie Baldtrip appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Houston, Harris County, Texas, at 2511 Lamar. Living at 2513 Lamar was Lottie Barnes (age 42, married).
  • She was employed by a hotel as a maid, according to the 1930 census.
  • Bessie Baldtrip appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1940 in Houston, Harris County, Texas, at 744 West 22nd.
  • She was employed as a house maid in private homes, according to the 1940 census.
  • She officially witnessed the death of Sylvester Hawkins on 3 December 1946 in Rosenberg, Fort Bend County, Texas.
  • Bessie Baldtrip appeared in the 1948 Rosenberg, Texas, City Directory at 744 West 2nd Avenue listed as Mrs. Bessie M. Hawkins..
  • Bessie Baldtrip appeared in the 1958 Houston, Texas, City Directory at 744 West 22nd Avenue lsted as Bessie M. Hawkins (wid Sylvester) maid..
  • At the time of her death Bessie Baldtrip was living in Houston, Harris County, Texas, at 744 West 22nd Street.
  • Bessie Baldtrip died on 17 November 1963 in Houston, Harris County, Texas, at Riverside General Hospital . Informant was Maxey Barnes. According to her death certificate, her parents were Maxie Baldtrip and Rena McFadden.
  • She was buried at Oak Park (now Golden Gate) Cemetery in Houston, Harris County, Texas.
  • Last Edited: 26 Aug 2016

Family 1: Jim Bell

Family 2: Sylvester Hawkins b. 6 February 1891, d. 3 December 1946