Parents of
Bessie DEAKIN:

William Robert DEAKIN

Siblings of
Bessie DEAKIN:

Samuel Wesley

John Bertram DEAKIN
May Elizabeth DEAKIN
(1889 - 1893)
William George DEAKIN
(1890 - 1954)

Half brothers of Bessie DEAKIN:

Robert Hartley DEAKIN
(1895 - 1917)
(1896 - 1943)
James Stanley DEAKIN
(1898 - 1974)







Bessie DEAKIN was the daughter of William Robert DEAKIN and Betsy HODSON. Bessie was born on 8th December 1891 at 9 Lethbridge Road, North Meols, Ormskirk, Lancashire[1]. Shortly after Bessie's birth in North Meols, Lancashire, her mother Betsy died.

Leigh Bank College, Upper Holly Walk, Leamington Spa, WarwickshireBessie grew up in Wigan and Pershore, Worcestershire and was educated at Leigh Bank College, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire (see left for a postcard of the school c. 1905), before moving to Pate's Grammar School for Girls in Cheltenham (14 September 1909 - 26 July 1911)[2].



Bessie often travelled to the United States. At the age of 20, on 18 November 1911[3], she travelled with her father William Robert DEAKIN on the SS Lusitania from Livepool to New York (arriving 24 November 2011) and then on to Alexander, Iowa to visit her brother Samuel Wesley DEAKIN who was studying Theology at Drake University.

On 22 August 1931[2] boarded the SS Mauretania with her cousin Muriel Sarah Deakin ALSTEAD (a 'Teacher' from Gathurst, near Wigan) sailing from Southampton to New York, arriving 27 August 1931. At the time Bessie's address was Norton Hall, Worcestershire.

Bessie never married and died in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, on 10th August 1973.

[1]: Source: Register of Births registered in January, February, March in 1892. Wigan, Vol 8c page 36.
[1]: Source: The Archives, Pate's Grammar School, Cheltenham
[3]: Source: New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957