Crooks, Bessie K.

Class of 1894

Birth: October 8, 1874
Death: August 17, 1948

Spouse: Allison Phidele Crisp (1851-1922)

Rosemont Cemetery
Newberry, Newberry County, South Carolina, USA

Source:, # 43001910


Keowee Courier, May 27, 1908, p. 5

The Walhalla Graded Schools

At the meeting of the Graded School trustees las Friday Prof. J. L. Kennedy was re-elected superintendent, as was each of the teachers, except Misses Stewart and Ansel who tendered their resignations. Miss Bessie K. Crooks, of Newberry a graduate of Mont Amoena Female Seminary was elected to fill the vacancy caused by Miss Stewart’s resignation, and Miss Mamie Harrison of Walhalla, was elected to succeed Miss Ansel. The faculty for the coming session will be as follows:

Prof. J. L. Kennedy, superintendent 9th and 10th grades.
Miss Kate Steck, 7th and 8th.
Miss Bessie Crooks, 5th and 6th.
Miss Mary Lay, 3d and 4th.
Miss Iula Jones, 1st and 2d.
Miss Mamie Harrison, Millville school.


Keowee Courier (Pickens Court House S. C.), December 29, 1909, p. 5.

We join most heartily in advance congratulations to our fellow-townsman A. P. Crisp who left yesterday for Newberry, where this evening he will lead to the marriage altar Miss Bessie Crooks. They will return to Walhalla Thursday evening and make their home on North Broad street. Hosts of friends here will welcome them and join with us in best wishes. The bride-to-be is a native of Newberry, but for some time has been an instructor in the Lutheran Female Seminary at Mount Pleasant N. C.