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Name Gilmer, Robert Lee, 1887-1982
Born 12/17/1887
Birthplace Ponca, Nebraska
Father Gilmer, Cummings, 1844-1932
Mother Gilmer, Margaret E., 1848-1930
Spouse Gilmer, Bessie May (Tucker), 1898-1992
Deceased 02/--/1982
Deceased where Utica, Nebraska

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Image of RG1026.AM - RG1026 Gilmer, Bessie May (Tucker), 1898-1992

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

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; influenze; and the Great Depression.