Bessie Mae Burchett

Bessie Burchett Duncan Peck was the daughter of Madison Burchett and Caroline (Stallard) Burchett.

Bessie was born November 10,1909 in Carter Co. Ky. and died September 29,1998. She is buried in the Burchett- Dailey Cemetery in Olive Hill, Ky..

Submitted by: Eunice Payne

Bessie Mae Burchett and Milo Lyons

This photo was taken prior to 1936 in an Olive Hill Classroom (more than likely Olive Hill High School).

Bessie (Burchett) Duncan is in the second row, last one on the right. No others are identified.

****Note that Bessie is the teacher****

Bessie had returned to school after she had married in her early twenties to finish high school.
Bessie was 26 years old when she received her Olive Hill High School Diploma on May 5, 1936.
She went on to Morehead State University earning a degree in Teaching with an emphasis in Special Education.

In those days you only had to attend college for one year before you could begin teaching,
but you had to continue working toward your degree while teaching through correspondence courses or actual classroom training.
She was the daughter of Matt & Caroline (Stallard) Burchett.

Bessie Mae (Burchett) Duncan Peck

Photo was taken circa 1925.

Submitted by: Jolinda Belcher

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