Bessie Leidy Corbin was born in Parkville, MI on Dec. 26, 1878. Corbin was a long-time resident of Los Angeles. For 40 years she worked as a statistician for Pacific Mutual Life Insurance and painted in her leisure. A spinster, she died in Los Angeles on April 11, 1959.
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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