Bessie Alvena Culver
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Born in Dayton, Webster, Iowa, USA on 1883 to William Henry Culver and Estella Reed. Bessie Alvena married George A Phelps and had 4 children. She passed away on 25 Oct 1958 in Palm Springs, San Bernardino, California, USA.
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Surname meaning for "Culver"
English: from Old English culfre ‘dove’ (Late Latin columbula, a diminutive of columba), which Reaney suggests was used as a term of endearment. It may therefore have been applied as nickname for a lovelorn youth or perhaps for someone who used the expression indiscriminately. Otherwise, it may have been a metonymic occupational name for a keeper of doves or a nickname for someone bearing some fancied resemblance to a dove, such as mildness of temper.