Bessie Roy Gregory McPhate was born in Mississippi on Oct. 16, 1883. McPhate moved to southern California in 1922 and settled in San Bernardino. She died there on July 27, 1976.
Exh: San Bernardino AA, 1937; San Bernardino Co. Fair, 1954.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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