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Marie Joseph BERTRAND3,88 was born WFT Est 1696-1720.3,88 She died WFT Est 1743-1809.3,88 She is reference number 69861. Parents: BERTRAND.

Spouse: Jean Etienne LE'SODY. Jean Etienne LE'SODY and Marie Joseph BERTRAND were married on 26 Jul 1736 in St. Remacle, , Spain.3,88 Reference Number:1141493 Children were: Marie SODY.


Paul P. BERVERT5,128 was born about 1919.5,128 He died on 8 Jan 1980 in Topeka, Kansas.5,128 He is reference number 9508.

Spouse: Mildred M. HALSTEAD. Paul P. BERVERT and Mildred M. HALSTEAD were married on 18 Jul 1938 in Topeka, KS..5 Reference Number:35686 Children were: Living BERVERT, Living BERVERT.


Emma Jean BERWICK.188 Parents: Reuben BERWICK and Nora Ellen HOLLOMON.


Reuben BERWICK7,188 was born on 15 Jan 1897. He died on 8 Nov 1976 in West Orange, Orange, TX. He was buried in Wilkerson Cemetery, Orange Co., TX.

Spouse: Nora Ellen HOLLOMON. Reuben BERWICK and Nora Ellen HOLLOMON were married. Children were: Emma Jean BERWICK.


Miron II Et BESALU7,121 was born in 892. He died in Oct 927. He was also known as Comté De Cerdagne.

TYPE Book
AUTH Stuart, Roderick W.
PERI Royalty for Comm oners
EDTN 3d
PUBL Genealogical Publishing co., Inc, Baltimore, MD (1998)
IS B 0-8063-1561-X
TEXT 347-37
Parents: Count Of Barcelona Guifre WILFRED and Winilda Of FLANDERS.


Sunifred Of BESALU AND URGEL7,64,97,98,100 was born in 878 in Urgel, Lerida, Spain. He died on 15 Oct 950. Parents: . Parents: . Parents: . Parents: Wilfred URGEL I and Widnille FLANDERS.

Spouse: Richilde De ROUERGUE. Sunifred Of BESALU AND URGEL and Richilde De ROUERGUE were married in . Children were: Borrel II Of BARCELONA, Miro BARCELONA.


Phebe BESBEDGE.5,94,126,127

Spouse: John BRACY. Children were: John BRACY, Thomas BRACY, Phebe BRACY.


Anna BESCHEL.19

Spouse: Wilhelm ELROD. Children were: Samuel ELROD, William ELROD, Elizabeth ELROD, Susanna ELROD, Catherine ELROD, Conrad ELROD.


Pumper Alfred Jiles BESS3,87 was born on 2 Aug 1897 in Koshkonong Oregon Co MO.3,87 He died on 20 Jul 1976 in Sapulpa, Creek Co, OK.3,87 He is reference number 46501.

!BIRTH-NAME: Family Bible of Henry J BESS; Children's Names Page; NOTE: Alford Jiles BESS , 2 Aug 1897.

!RESIDENCE:Father, Henry J BESS Obit; 1947; NOTE: ..Alfred of Alice, TX....
Mother's Obit; 1956; NOTE: A J of Glenpool...
!CENSUS-BIRTH: 20 Jun 1900 ; Ozark Twp Barton Co MO Fed Cen; SD 13, ED 25, sheet 18; T623 Fed Archiv, Seattle WA; NOTE : Alford J BESS, son, b Aug 1897, age 2, b MO.

!CENSUS: 1910; Federal Census Howell Twp Howell Co MO; page 181.

!CENSUS:12 Mar 1920 Federal Census Glenpool Tulsa Co OK.

!DEATH: death certificate of Alfred J BESS.

!NAME: Henry J BESS Family Bible Page; NOTE: Alfred Jiles BESS and Katherine Maggie MILES, 2 3 Dec 1917 and (Sally). Parents: Henry Josepheus BESS and Belle Zora RIDEOUT.

Spouse: Sally M.. Pumper Alfred Jiles BESS and Sally M. were married. Reference Number:816242

Spouse: Sarah Katherine MILES. Pumper Alfred Jiles BESS and Sarah Katherine MILES were married on 23 Dec 1917 in OK.3,87 Reference Number:816243


Bertha Beatrice BESS3,87 was born on 10 Nov 1905 in , Prob Barton Co, MO.3,87 She died in 1990 in , , NM.3,87 She was also known as Bert. She is reference number 46503.

!BIRTH-NAME: Family Bible of Henry J BESS; Children's Names Page; NOTE: Bertha Beatrice BESS , 10 Nov 1905.

!RESIDENCE: Father's Obit; 1947; NOTE: ... Mrs Berta LOFTON, West Plains, MO...; LETTER fro m Viola TANNERY (undated but 1990); NOTE: Bertha LOFTON, P O Box 1795, Farmington, NM, 87499 ; Bertha is blind and 84..; Mother's Obit; 1956; NOTE: Mrs F J LOFTON of Mingo...

!CENSUS:1920 Soundex Glenpool Tulsa Co OK.


!NAME: Henry J BESS Family Bible, Marriage Page; NOTE: Bertha Beatrice BESS
and John Mickial MURRAY, 17 Dec 1925.

!NAME: Henry J BESS Family Bible, Marriage Page; NOTE: Bertha Beatrice MURRAY and James Fran k LOFTON, 15 Dec 1927. Parents: Henry Josepheus BESS and Belle Zora RIDEOUT.

Spouse: John Michael MURPHY. John Michael MURPHY and Bertha Beatrice BESS were married on 17 Dec 1925.3,87 Reference Number:816320

Spouse: James Frank LOFTON. James Frank LOFTON and Bertha Beatrice BESS were married on 15 Dec 1927 in , , OK.3,87 Reference Number:816327


Christopher Bradford BESS3,87,1112 was born on 26 May 1855.3 He died on 12 Jan 1939 in West Plains, Howell Co, MO.3,87 He was buried on 15 Jan 1939 in Oak Lawn Ceme, W Plains, Howell Co, MO.3,87 He is reference number 32474.

!MARRIAGE: Howell Co Marriage License; C B BESS, of Howell Co MO and Mrs
Margaret M BOYD of Howell Co MO 23 Dec 1892.

!MARRIAGE-HISTORY-OBITUARY: West Plains Daily Quill, 8 Jun 1922; QUOTE: Mrs
Malinda M BOYD BESS, 62, wife of C B BESS, retired merchant, died at home on
Cherry St yesterday of Bright's disease. Native of Ste Genevieve Co MO married 12 Dec 1880 a nd coming to Howell Co immediately. They located first near White Church, moved a few year s later to the Christy neighborhood near Koshkonong. In 1906 moved to West Plains and engage d in grocery business on Washington Ave. Survived by husband, four daughters, and five sons : Otto F, Dr Wm E, Mrs Robert GEE, Mrs Henry McCRACKIN, Mrs G A McCRACKIN, Rev Noah, Merle, B ESS, Mrs Percy MARRIOT. Burial at Forest Lawn.

!CENSUS: 1860; Federal Census; Avon P O Saline Twp Ste Genevieve Co MO;
book page 65; family # 994; NOTE: Cristopher BESS, age 5, m, b MO, lives
in a one parent household with his mother, Martha BESS.

!CENSUS: 30 Jun 1870 Federal Census Avon P O Saline Twp Ste Genevieve Co MO
pages #533 & 534 and page 21, Dwelling # 170, Family #177; NOTE: Christopher
(BESS) HADDOCK age 15, male, b MO, attends school, (all children, BESSs, JACKSON and HADDOCK s are listed as HADDOCKS).

!TAX: Howell Co MO Personal Property Tax Books 1875 & 1885 and WEest Plains MO School Record s 1884-1887; SLC, FHL 977.885 R4w; page 12 for 1885, C P BESS.

!HOMESTEAD: 11 Oct 1890; Christopher B. BESS Homestead Certificate #3672; Application # 6893 ; Federal Land Office at Ironton, MO.

!BIRTH-CENSUS: 11 Jun 1900 Federal Census; Myatt Twp Howell Co MO; SD 12, ED 57, sheet 3, pag e 136B, Dw 57 Fm 57; NOTE: Christopher BESS, head, white, male, b May 1855, age 45, married 1 9 years, 7 children, 7 living, b MO, father b MO, other b Alabama, farmer, can read and write, far m owned, mortage free.

!CENSUS: 21 Apr 1910 Federal Census; West Plains City Howell Twp & Co MO; page 167, Dw 119, F m 131; Christopher BESS, head, male, white, age 54, married once, for 30 years, 9 children bo rn and 9 living, born MO, parents of bp unkown, speaks English, retail merchant, grocery, own s business, can read and write.

!1920 Soundex MO West Plains Howell Co Cleveland Street vol 38 ED 94 sheet 12 line 6 w m age d 64 bp MO.

!STORY: The Big Orange; written out by Allen Bradford BESS as told by
Christopher B BESS, see BESS Family History Book.

!BIRTH-DEATH: Funeral Book copy sent to Marjorie PACE 27 Nov 1993 from Allen
Bradford BESS; University of Evansville, 2800 Lincoln Ave, Evansville IN,
1-812-479-2851; 10 pages in length NOTE: page 1; To the loving memory of
Christopher Bradford BESS born 16 May 1855 in Ste Genevieve Co MO; deceased
12 Jan 1939 West Plains MO age 83 years 7 months 16 days...see copy in DEATH
BOOK.

!DEATH-BIRTHPLACE: MO State Board of Health #2497; place of death West Plains
Howell Co MO; length of stay, 50 years.....birthplace Ste Genevieve Co MO father F C BESS bir thplace unknown.....informant, Otto BESS, West Plains.........(end).

!PEDIGREE: Ernest & Barbara BESS, 8516 James NE, Albequerque NM 87111; 15 Oct
1993; NOTE: Christopher Bradford BESS b 16 May 1855, Farmington St Francois Co MO, d 9 Jan 19 39; married Mary Malinda BOYD.

!CEMETERY: Howell County Cemeteries 1795-1987; SLC FHC 977.885 V3h; Oak Lawn
Cemetery Records, West Plains, Howell Co MO; page 262; NOTE: Chris B BESS b
1855-1939 and Malinda M BESS 1860-1922.

!OCCUPATION-RESIDENCE: Chamber of Commerce 101 E Dewey, Sapulpa, Creek Co OK
74066; Phone 1-918-224-0170; correspondence from Secretary, Lynn MINER; City
City Directory, 1930; NOTE: Chris B BESS, clerk at Second Hand Store, 15 S Main for Fred BESS ; residence 15 E South Heights. 1934 Chris B BESS, residence 208 W Ross, South Heights.

Spouse: Margaret Melinda BOYD. Christopher Bradford BESS and Margaret Melinda BOYD were married on 12 Dec 1880 in Saline Twp Ste Genevieve Co MO.3,87 Reference Number:611980

!MARRIAGE: Ste Genevieve Co MO Marriage Book "A" after 1866; SLC film; book page 298; NOTE: O liver P CARVER and Margaret L BOYD 20 Jan 1875; by John J MARTIN,Minister of the M E Church S outh.


Della BESS3,87 was born in Jan 1880 in Sisson, Howell Co, MO.3,87 She died on 8 Sep 1883 in West Plains, Howell Co, MO.3,87 She was buried Unknown in Lawsons Ceme, West Plains, Howell Co, MO.3,87 She is reference number 46606.
!CENSUS-SOUNDEX: 10 Jun 1880; Sisson Twp Howell Co MO Federal Census; pg 463B page B14 Dw 10 8 Fm 108; FHC POES; NOTE: Della BESS, white, female, age 5/12, daughter, b MO.

!DEATH: Permanent Record of Deaths, pg 7 & 8 entry # 9; Co Clerk of Howell CoMO; Court Hous e West Plains Howell Co MO 65775, photocopy in my possession.
NOTE: Date of report 27 Sep 1883; BESS Della, female, white, age 4, single,
Place of death Howell Co MO, entine fever, convulsions, and pertatus are cause of death and c omplications, duration of disease is 3 months, place of burial is LAWSON's Cemetery, John FRE EZE is the undertaker, G W CARDNALD of West Plains is the physician.

!CENSUS-DEATH: 20 Jun 1900; Ozark Twp Barton Co MO Federal Census; SD 13, ED
25, sheet 18; T623:838 Federal Archives, Seattle WA; NOTE: Mary BESS, mother
has 7 child 5 living; NOTE: (Della is the one of the ones that has died). Parents: William Frederick BESS and Mary Matilda BOYD.


Eddie BESS3,87 was born about 1884 in West Plains, Howell Co, MO.3,87 He died before 1900 in , MO.3,87 He is reference number 46607.

!CHILDREN-IN-FAMILY: 1900 Ozark Twp Barton Co MO Lists that the amount of
children that Mary Matilda BOYD BESS has given birth to as 7. The census also states that 2 of t he children are dead.
. Parents: William Frederick BESS and Mary Matilda BOYD.


Farmer Edna BESS3,87 was born on 3 Nov 1908 in Koshkonong, Oregon Co, MO.3,87 He died on 2 Apr 1970 in Portland, Multnomah Co, OR.3,87 He was buried on 6 Apr 1970 in Odd Fellows Ceme, Estacada, Clackamas Co, OR.3,87 He is reference number 46600.

!CENSUS: 6 May 1910; Piney Twp Oregon Co MO Federal Census; pg 12/129, sheet 13A, 13A, 7937 ; Dw 139 Fm 140 College Street; NOTE: Edna BESS, son, age 1 yr 6 mos, b MO, parents b MO..

!CENSUS:1920 Soundex Pulaski Co MO vol 69 ED 81 sheet 7 line 77 enumerated in the household o f James B LOGAN.. is Eddie BESS, grandson, male , white, aged 11, single, attending school, c an read and write. b MO as father and mother were.


Parents: Furniture Dealer William Frederick "Fred" BESS and Mary Ann LOGAN.

Spouse: Living HONGSINGER.

Spouse: Blanche Marie HOUSE. Farmer Edna BESS and Blanche Marie HOUSE were married on 18 Apr 1928 in Broken Arrow, Tulsa Co, OK.3,87 Reference Number:818369

Spouse: Lois Alaska DAVIS. Farmer Edna BESS and Lois Alaska DAVIS were married on 5 Jul 1930 in Sapulpa, Creek Co, OK.3,87 They were divorced. Reference Number:818378


Twin Edna Irene BESS3,87 was born on 23 Nov 1908 in West Plains, Howell Co, MO.3,87 She died on 26 Dec 1980.3,87 She is reference number 46505.

!BIRTH-NAME: Family Bible of Henry J BESS; Children's Names Page; NOTE: Edna
Irene and Mabel Edith BESS, 23 Nov 1908.

!RESIDENCE: Father's Obit; 1947; NOTE:...Mrs Edna GIBSON, 1436 E 5th Place, (Tulsa or Glenpoo l)...; Mother's Obit; 1956; NOTE: Mrs Bill SHIELDS of 713 S Maybelle Ave,...
!CENSUS:1920 Soundex Glenpo ol Tulsa Co OK.
NOTE: Edn a Irene BESS, b 23 Nov 1908, MO, d 26 Dec 1980; m Charles HYATT, 4 Dec 1926 and had Charles H YATT Jr who was b and d 22 Jul 1927. She married second Bill SHIELDS, and third Bud JONES, OK .. NOTE: This was done by Viola BESS TANNERY; 1990; NOTE: Children of Edna Irene JONES: One s till birth. Parents: Henry Josepheus BESS and Belle Zora RIDEOUT.

Spouse: Living JONES.

Spouse: Living SHEILDS.

Spouse: Charles HYATT. Charles HYATT and Twin Edna Irene BESS were married on 22 Apr 1926.3,87 Reference Number:816415


Elva BESS3,87 was born in Nov 1886 in West Plains, Howell Co, MO.3,87 She died between 1900 and 1910 in West Plains, Howell Co, MO.3,87 She is reference number 46608.
!CENSUS-BIRTH: 10 Jun 1900; Fed Cen Ozark Twp Barton Co MO; SD 13, ED 25, sheet 18; T623:838 , Fed Archiv, Seattle WA; NOTE: Elva BESS, daughter, b Nov 1886, can read and speak English.

!CENSUS-DEATH: 6 May 1910; Fed Cen Piney Twp Oregon Co MO; LDS # 1374817 POES
FHC; page 12/127 sheet 12B Dist 7883; Dw 125 Fm 126 Wilson Street; NOTE: Mrs
Mary BESS indicates the death of an additional child since the 1900 reckoning.

* Parents: William Frederick BESS and Mary Matilda BOYD.


Frank Albert BESS3,87 was born on 28 Jan 1911 in Blackrock, Lawerance Co, AR.3,87 He died on 15 Apr 1988 in Gardena, Los Angelos Co, CA.3,87 He was buried in Apr 1988 in Lancaster Ceme, Lancaster, Los Angelos Co, CA.3,87 He is reference number 46594.

!1920 Soundex and Census Cullen Twp Pulaski Co MO vol 69 ED 81 Sheet 7 line 77 Frankie BESS , listed as grandson of James B LOGAN, male, white, aged 9, single, attending school, cannot read and write. born in AR, father and mother b MO.

!FGS: Frank Albert BESS.

!RESIDENCE:Listings Sapulpa City Directory 1928 Frank worker for CA PERRIN
resided 511 1/2 E. Dewey, Sapulpa, Creek Co, OK
1934-1940 Frank & Mabel worker for Bortlelle Collins Glass Co
resided 505 S. Linden

!BIRTH-DEATH-RESIDENCE: SSDI; 1994 Ed; ver 1.23; NOTE: Frank BESS; SSN#
441-01-2941; bd 28 Jan 1911; State Issu OK; dd 15 Apr 1988; d res loc Gardena, Los Angelos C o CA.
!1920 Soundex and Census Cullen Twp Pulaski Co MO vol 69 ED 81 Sheet 7 line 77 Frankie BESS , listed as grandson of James B LOGAN, male, white, aged 9, single, attending school, canno t read and write. born in AR, father and mother b MO.

!FGS: Frank Albert BESS.

!RESIDENCE:Listings Sapulpa City Directory 1928 Frank worker for CA PERRIN
resided 511 1/2 E. Dewey, Sapulpa, Creek Co, OK
1934-1940 Frank & Mabel worker for Bortlelle Collins Glass Co
resided 505 S. Linden

!BIRTH-DEATH-RESIDENCE: SSDI; 1994 Ed; ver 1.23; NOTE: Frank BESS; SSN#
441-01-2941; bd 28 Jan 1911; State Issu OK; dd 15 Apr 1988; d res loc Gardena, Los Angelos C o CA. Parents: Furniture Dealer William Frederick "Fred" BESS and Mary Ann LOGAN.

Spouse: Mable Lousie HENDERSON. Frank Albert BESS and Mable Lousie HENDERSON were married on 7 Sep 1929 in Sapulpa, Creek Co, OK.3,87 They were divorced. Reference Number:818143

Spouse: Essie Lois RALLS. Frank Albert BESS and Essie Lois RALLS were married on 12 May 1947 in Los Vegas, Clark Co, NV.3,87 Reference Number:818151


George BESS3,87 was born after 1920.3,87 He died on 13 Nov 1925.3,87 He was buried Unknown in South Heights Cemetery, Sapulpa, Creek Co, OK.3,87 He is reference number 47235.

!DEATH: South Heights Cemetery Book, Sapulpa Creek Co OK; NOTE: George BESS died 13 Nov 1925 (same date as his mother, Clara); buried lot 13, block 1, Sec 2, Space 4. ** The State of O K is unable to locate death certificate** Parents: Retail George Washington BESS and Clara PHILLIPS.


Retail George Washington BESS3,87 was born on 24 Nov 1875 in Sisson, Howell Co, MO.3,87 He died on 21 Apr 1950 in Tulsa, Tulsa Co, OK.3,87 He was buried on 21 Apr 1950 in South Heights Cemetery, Sapulpa, Creek Co, OK.3,87 He is reference number 46605.

!CENSUS: 1920 (no day or month)OK Tulsa Co Jenks Town ED 191 sheet 17A (census not readable , 1920 Soundex information is therefore combined) NOTE: George BESS, owns home mortage free , white, male, aged 41, married, cannot read or write, bp MO, parents b MO, labors at lumbe r yard.

!CENSUS: 6 May 1910; Fed Cen Piney Twp Oregon Co, MO; pg 12/127, sheet 12B, Dist 7883; Dw 12 5 Fm 126 Wilson Street; George BESS, age 32, single, (lives with mother), unmarried, works ow n account, is a well driller, owns his own machine.

!BIRTH-CENSUS: 20 Jun 1900; Fed Census Ozark Twp Barton Co MO; SD 13, ED 25,
Sheet 18, Fed Archives; Seattle WA, # T623;838. NOTE: George BESS, son, single, white, male , b Nov 1875, age 24, single, can read and write.

!MARRIAGE-SPOUSE: Marriage Liscense; Oregon Co MO; NOTE: George BESS of Alton
Co MO; Clara PHILLIPS of Alton Oregon Co MO under 18; by affav J G PHILLIPS
father of Clara PHILLIPS; dated 10 Aug 1912; Marriage Cert: married at Bride's home 11 Aug 19 12; Filed 28 Aug 1912 with recorder.

!CENSUS: 10 Jun 1880; Federal Census Sisson Twp Howell Co MO; pg 463B pg 14B Fm 108 Dw 108; N OTE: George BESS, white, male, age 5, son, single, b MO, parents b MO; FHC POES.

!CITY-DIRECTORY: Chamber of COMMERCE 101 E Dewey, Sapulpa, Creek Co OK 74066;
correspondence from Lynn MINER dated Apr 1992; 1910-1922 no listing for
George NOTE: George BESS (Clara) 1924 Residence: 1336 E Bryan, Sapulpa
George BESS Rosa L 1934 311 1/2 S Walnut, Sapulpa
" " 1936 "
" " 1938 "
" --- 1946-47 103 1/2 E Dewey, Sapulpa.

!DEATH: South Heights Ceme Record; Sapulpa Creek Co OK; dated 21 Apr 1950;
#4041; NOTE: George BESS; Charge to Rosalee BLACK 620 S Elgin Tulsa OK; cause
of death, cancer; dp Tulsa OK, bp Howell Co MO, age 75 years, married;
Physician, Dr Paul ATKINS, Tulsa OK; Undertaker, Owen-Landrith, Sapulpa;
space 6, lot F, section 6; deed drawn 22 Ap 1950; #1622 paid $40.

!RESIDENCE:City Directory Sapulpa Creek Co OK 1924-res 1336 E Bryan St Sapulpa Creek Co OK.

!DEATH-BIRTH: OK Dept of Health; Cert of death; # 006545; dp Hillcrest Hospital Tulsa Tulsa C o OK; dd 21 Apr 1950; widowed; bd 24 Nov 1874; age 75; Occup. Retail Furniture; bp Sisson How ell Co MO; Father Wm BESS; Mother's maiden name unkown; Removal to South Heights Cemetery Sap ulpa Creek Co OK; Informant, Wm BLACK, 620 S Elgin, Tulsa OK.

!MARRIAGE-SPOUSE: Application for Marriage License; photo copy from Creek Co OK Courthouse; f or George BESS and Mittie SHERRILL; NOTE: George BESS age 59,
residence Sapulpa Creek Co OK, white color, married two other times, once
widowed and once divorced, dated 27 Apr 1935; Mittie SHERRELL age 39, color
red, married once, widowed, residence in Sapulpa; dated 27 Apr 1935;
Certificate dated 28 Apr 1935, married by E H SNIDER, Justice of the Peace,
Essie BURKEY of Sapulpa and Rosa BESS of ____.

Parents: William Frederick BESS and Mary Matilda BOYD.

Spouse: Clara PHILLIPS. Retail George Washington BESS and Clara PHILLIPS were married on 11 Aug 1912 in Alton, Oregon Co, MO.3,87 Reference Number:816036 Children were: Living BESS, Willie Hubert BESS, Rosa Lee BESS, George BESS, Gladys Virginia BESS.

Spouse: Mittie F. HAYS. Retail George Washington BESS and Mittie F. HAYS were married on 28 Apr 1935 in Sapulpa, Creek Co, OK.3,87 Reference Number:816674 Children were: Otto F. BESS.


Gladys Virginia BESS3,87 was born in Aug 1925.3,87 She died in Apr 1930.3,87 She is reference number 46595.
Parents: Retail George Washington BESS and Clara PHILLIPS.


Henry Josepheus BESS3,87 was born on 28 Sep 1871 in Saline Twp, Ste Genevieve Co, MO.3,87 He died on 21 Feb 1947 in Tulsa, Tulsa Co, OK.3,87 He was also known as Seaf. He was buried Unknown in Tulsa Memorial Cemetery.3,87 He is reference number 46602.
!CENSUS: 10 Jun 1880; Fed Census Howell Co MO Sission Twp; pg 463B pg 14B Fm 108 Dw 108; FH C POES; NOTE: Henry BESS white, male, age 9, son, single, b MO.

!CENSUS-BIRTH: 20 Jun 1900; Ozark Twp Barton Co MO Fed Cen; SD 13, ED 25, sheet 18; T623 Fe d Archives, Seattle WA; NOTE: Henry BESS, b Sep 1871, age 28, day laborer.

!CENSUS: 19 April 1910 Fed Census; Howell Twp Howell Co MO; Fm 75 Dw 75,
stamped page 181. POES LDS # 1374797. NOTE: Henry J BESS, head, male, white,
age 38, married once, for 16 years; 6 children born and living, bp MO, fa bp MO, ma bp TX, sp eaks English, laborer for Ozark farms, rents and works farm.

!HISTORY-NOTES-RELGION: no date, source: Sally BESS; NOTE: Sebo Grocery Store, close to Keifer OK, where HJ worked. Story was the store got its name from C R SEBO in 1910. The other st ory..Two hobos met at the store and one would say to the other,"What do you say BO?" accordin g to Russell YARGER located on Creek-Tulsa Line oil camp from Glenpool to Keifer. Oil was di scovered at Chelsia 1899- Muskogee to Bartlesville 1897- Red Fork in 1901- Glenpool field opened in 1905- made the world sit up and take notice. The Glen land was first drilled (and) c alled after the man who owned land there in 1905. HJ BESS attended the Free Holiness Church.

!CENSUS: 12 Mar 1920 Federal Census; Glenpool Town and Twp, Tulsa Co, OK; page 8819 19-A, (no dwelling or family # recorded); NOTE: Henry J BESS, head, owns mortaged home, male, white , age 48, married, can read and write, b MO, fa b MO, ma b MO, able to speak English, teamster in the oil fields and was a wage worker.

!MARRIAGE: Howell Co Marriage Records; on microfilm LDS# 0931692, vol 5,
page 171, 1893-1897; NOTE: Marriage License; Henry BESS of Christy, Co of
Howell... to marry Miss Belle Z RIDEOUT of Brandsville of Co of Howell..
29 Jun 1894; 1 Jul 1894 at Bride's home did unite in marriage; and a note
scribbled to the side says" Original license mailed to H J BESS, Glenpool on
this 30th day of Nov 1936, O R JENNINGS, Recorder.

!DEATH: Funeral Memorandom; NOTE: In memory of Henry J BESS, date of death 21 Feb 1947, Servi ces from Glenpool High School Auditorium, Monday, 24 Feb, 2:00pm, Clergyman officiating: Re v O W WEBB, Final Resting Place, Memorial Park, Under direction of the Tulsa Funeral Home.

!DEATH: State of OK Certificate of Death #02974; NOTE: Place of Death: Tulsa, Tulsa Co OK, Hillcrest Hospital; Henry J BESS, male, white, married, wife: Belle Zora BESS, birth date of deceased: 28 Sep 1870; age: 76 years, 4 months and 23 days; Birthplace: MO, Occupation: Oil Field Contractor, Father's name: William Frederick BESS, bp MO; Mother's Maiden Name: Mary Milanda BOYD, bp MP; Informant: Belle Zora BESS, Glenpool, OK; burial date: 24 Feb 1947, Memoria l Park CemeteryEnbalmer: Terry BELFORD; Funeral Director: Tulsa Funeral Home, address: 191 9 E 3rd; Usual Residence: Glenpool, OK; Date of Death: 21 Feb 1947, Time: 5:21 PM; Henry wa s attended only on one occassion; the 16th Feb 1947; Cause of Death: pneumonia; Signed: Willi s W FORRY (Dr is crossed out) address: Bixby OK; daated 21 feb 1947.

!OBITUARY-NEWSPAPER: unidentified Newspaper, date 1947; NOTE: Henry BESS Dies of Heart Attack ; Death comes in Tulsa Hospital for retired oilfield construction Contractor, of Glenpool ; Henry J BESS, 76, Glenpool, retired oilfield construction contractor and former Tulsian , died Friday of a heart attack in a Tulsa Hospital. He had been ill for several years. M r BESS had been a resident of OK since 1914 and had been active in Eastern OK oilfields fo r sometime. He was a resident of Tulsa 3 years before moving to Glenpool in 1936. Susvivo rs are the widow, Mrs Belle Zora BESS, of the home, 3 sons, Homer of New London TX, Alfred o f Alice TX, and Wayne 416 N Detroit Ave, 6 daughters: Mrs Bertha LOFTON, West Plains, MO, Mr s Edna GIBSON, 1436 E 5th Place, Mrs Edith ROBERTSON, Woodville TX, Mrs Ruby EASTON, 21 1\2 B rady St, Mrs Viola FLAGOR, 4622 S 30th Ave and Mrs Margie LAWLEY, Amarillo TX, and a grandson : Donald SEITZ of Glenpool home. Services set for Monday.

Parents: William Frederick BESS and Mary Matilda BOYD.

Spouse: Belle Zora RIDEOUT. Henry Josepheus BESS and Belle Zora RIDEOUT were married on 1 Jul 1894 in Brandsville, Howell Co, MO.3,87 Reference Number:815867 Children were: Lewis Homer BESS, Pumper Alfred Jiles BESS, Truck Driver Oliver Wayne BESS, Bertha Beatrice BESS, Twin Edna Irene BESS, Twin Mabel Edith BESS, Ruby Mae BESS, Jewell Viola Belle BESS, Marjorie Evelyn BESS.


Jewell Viola Belle BESS3,87 was born on 10 Jan 1915 in Glenpool, Tulsa Co, OK.3,87 She died in 1991 in Jenks, Tulsa Co, OK.3,87 She was buried Unknown in Tulsa Memorial Cemetery.3,87 She is reference number 46509.

!BIRTH-NAME: Family Bible of Henry J BESS; Children's Names Page; NOTE: Jewell Viola Belle B ESS, 10 Jun 1915; Marriage page; NOTE: Jewell Viola Belle BESS RUSSELL & George Lee FLAGO R = 11 Dec ?? (page torn).!CENSUS:1920 Soundex Glenpool Tulsa Co OK.


!NAME-MARRIAGE: Henry J BESS Family Bible, Marriage Page; NOTE: Jewell Viola Belle BESS an d James Dewey THOMAS, 14 Jan 1930.

!RESIDENCE: Father's Obit; 1947; NOTE:...Mrs Viola FLAGOR, 4622 S 30th Ave, (Tulsa or Glenpoo l)....; Mother's Obit; 1956; NOTE: Mrs G L FLAGER of 4622 S 30th W Ave... Parents: Henry Josepheus BESS and Belle Zora RIDEOUT.

Spouse: Living RUSSELL.

Spouse: Robert TANNERY. Robert TANNERY and Jewell Viola Belle BESS were married. Reference Number:816564

Spouse: Living THOMAS.

Spouse: Living FLAGOR.


Lewis Homer BESS3,87 was born on 20 Jun 1895 in Koshkonong Oregon Co MO.3,87 He died on 4 Aug 1953 in Whiteface, Hockaday Co, TX.3,87 He is reference number 46497.

!BIRTH-NAME: Family Bible of Henry J BESS; Children's Names Page; NOTE: Lewis Homer BESS, 2 0 Jun 1895; Death Page; NOTE: Homer BESS died 4 Aug 1953.
!CENSUS-BIRTH: 20 Jun 1900 ; Ozark Twp Barton Co MO Fed Cen; SD 13, ED 25, sheet 18; T623 Fed Archiv, Seattle WA; NOTE : Homer L BESS, som, b Jun 1895, age 4, b MO.

!BIRTH-NAME: Family Bible of Henry J BESS; Marriage page; NOTE: Lewis Homer BESS and Mary Ade line MASTERS = 24 Dec 1919.
!RESIDENCE: Henry J BESS obit; 1947;....Homer of New London, TX....
!CORRESPONDENCE: 30 Sep 1997; Mary GLENN, 8641 Plantation Dr, Texas City, TX 77591; NOTE: Mar jorie Evelyn BESS, married first, Dalbert LAWLER, 24 Dec 1937, OK; (next spelled LAWLY) By hi m she had Garig LAWLEY (different again) and Zora Ann b Jun 1959 and died 15 Sep 1961.

!CENSUS:12 Mar 1920 Federal Census Glenpool Tulsa Co OK.

. Parents: Henry Josepheus BESS and Belle Zora RIDEOUT.

Spouse: Living LINDSEY.

Spouse: Miss Mary Adeline MASTERS. Lewis Homer BESS and Miss Mary Adeline MASTERS were married on 24 Dec 1919 in Sapulpa, Creek Co, OK.3,87 Reference Number:816158


Twin Mabel Edith BESS3,87 was born on 23 Nov 1908 in West Plains, Howell Co, MO.3,87 She died on 27 Aug 1961.3,87 She is reference number 46506.
!BIRTH-NAME: Family Bible of Henry J BESS; Children's Names Page; NOTE: Edna Irene and Mabe l Edith BESS, 23 Nov 1908.
!CENSUS:1920 Soundex Glenpo ol Tulsa Co OK

!CORRESPONDENCE: 30 Sep 1997; Mary GLENN, 8641 Plantation Dr, Texas City, TX 77591; NOTE: Mab el Edith BESS, b 23 Nov 1908, MO, d 27 Aug 1961; m Earl ROBERTSON 4 Dec 1926, OK. NOTE: Thi s was done by Viola BESS TANNERY; 1990;
NOTE: Children of Mable Edith ROBERTSON: Four Still births.

!RESIDENCE: Father's Obit; 1947; NOTE:...Mrs Edith ROBERTSON, Woodville, TX....; Mother's Obi t; 1956; NOTE: ...Mrs E R ROBERTSON of Snyder, TX... Parents: Henry Josepheus BESS and Belle Zora RIDEOUT.

Spouse: Earl ROBERTSON. Earl ROBERTSON and Twin Mabel Edith BESS were married on 4 Dec 1926 in , , OK.3,87 Reference Number:816453


Marjorie Evelyn BESS3,87 was born on 15 Jan 1919 in Glenpool, Tulsa Co, OK.3,87 She died on 7 Oct 1985 in OK.3,87 She is reference number 46510.
!BIRTH-NAME: Family Bible of Henry J BESS; Children's Names Page; NOTE: Marjorie Evelyn BESS , 15 Jan 1919.

!CENSUS:1920 Soundex Glenpool Tulsa Co OK.

!BIRTH-NAME: Family Bible of Henry J BESS; Marriage page; NOTE: Marjorie Elveyn BESS and Elve n Courtland CLAYBROOK, 31 Dec 19??, at 11:30 am.

!BIRTH-NAME: Family Bible of Henry J BESS; Marriage page; NOTE: Marjorie Evelyn CLAYBROOK an d Delbert LAWLEY = 24 Dec 1937.!

!RESIDENCE: Father's Obit; 1947; NOTE:...Mrs Margie LAWLEY, Amarillo, TX...;Mother's Obit; 19 56; NOTE:...Mrs G L WEDDLE of Manhattan Beach, CA.,... Parents: Henry Josepheus BESS and Belle Zora RIDEOUT.

Spouse: Living WEDDLE.

Spouse: Living LAWLEY.


Truck Driver Oliver Wayne BESS3,87 was born on 13 Jun 1903 in Jonathan, Barton Co, MO.3,87 He died on 23 Feb 1979 in Tulsa, Tulsa Co, OK.3,87 He was buried on 26 Feb 1979 in Floral Haven Cem, Tulsa, Tulsa Co, OK.3,87 He is reference number 46504.

!BIRTH-NAME: Family Bible of Henry J BESS; Children's Name Page; NOTE: Oliver Wayne BESS, 1 3 Jun 1903.

!RESIDENCE: Father's Obite; 1947; NOTE:...Wayne , 416 N Detroit Ave, (Tulsa or Glenpool)...Mo ther's Obit, 1956; NOTE:..O W of 3658 S Phoenix Ave,...



!CENSUS: 12 Mar 1920 Fed Census Glenpool Tulsa Co OK.


!NAME: Henry J BESS Family Bible, Marriage Page; NOTE: Oliver Wayne BESS and Ratchel Lorene G ARRISON, 17 Dec 1922. Parents: Henry Josepheus BESS and Belle Zora RIDEOUT.

Spouse: Living BEARS.

Spouse: Rachel Lorene GARRISON. Truck Driver Oliver Wayne BESS and Rachel Lorene GARRISON were married on 12 Nov 1922 in , , OK.3,87 Reference Number:816368


Otto F. BESS3,87 was born between 1935 and 1939.3,87 He died Unknown.3 He was buried Unknown in South Heights Cemetery, Sapulpa, Creek Co, OK.3,87 He is reference number 47231. Parents: Retail George Washington BESS and Mittie F. HAYS.


Rosa Lee BESS3,87 was born on 14 May 1916 in Koshkonong, Oregon Co, MO.3,87 She died on 26 Jan 1952 in Tulsa, Tulsa Co, OK.3,87 She was buried on 28 Jan 1952 in S Heights Ceme, Sapulpa, Creek Co, OK.3,87 She is reference number 46511.

!CENSUS:1920 Census and Soundex Jenks Town Tulsa Co OK vol 71 ED 191 sheet 17A line 31; NOTE : Rosa BESS, white, female, aged 4, bp MO.

!SIGNATURE:South Heights Ceme Records for Clara and George.

!CEMETERY:South Heights Ceme Records for Rosalee BLACK age 35, cancer, Pos 5 Lot F Sec 6. Wi lliam BLACK is mentioned.

!City Directory Sapulpa Creek Co OK.

!death Cert for George

!UNMARRIED: 28 Apr 1935; Sapulpa Creek Co OK; witnessed father marriage
certificate to Mrs. Mittie SHERRILL as Rosa BESS.

!DEATH: state of OK Death Certificate, state file # 001320; QUOTE: Place of
death Tulsa inside the city limits, Tulsa Co, length of stay 9 years, hospital is St Johns, u sual state and co of residence is Tulsa Co OK inside the city limits, street address is 620 S outh Elgin, Deceased name is Rosalee BLACK, dd 26 Jan 1952, female, white, married, date of b irth is 14 Mar 1916, age 35, occupation is beauty operator, owned her own shop, place of birt h MO, father's name is George BESS, mother's maiden name is no record, Informant is William B LACK 620 South Elgin Tulsa OK, disease carcinoama of the lung of a 2 week duration, yes an au topsy was performed, burial 28 Jan 1952 at South Heights Cemetery in Sapulpa OK, funeral dire ctor, Moore Funeral Home Inc 1403 S Peoria Tulsa OK, William M MOORE, director. Parents: Retail George Washington BESS and Clara PHILLIPS.

Spouse: William BLACK. William BLACK and Rosa Lee BESS were married after 1935.3,87 Reference Number:816652


Ruby Mae BESS3,87 was born on 11 Aug 1910 in West Plains, Howell Co, MO.3,87 She died on 5 Oct 1964.3,87 She is reference number 46508.

!BIRTH-NAME: Family Bible of Henry J BESS; Children's Names Page; NOTE: Ruby Mae BESS, 11 Au g 1910.
!CENSUS:1920 Soundex Glenpo ol Tulsa Co OK.

!BIRTH-NAME: Family Bible of Henry J BESS; Marriage page; NOTE: Ruby Mae SEITZ and Frank Ra y EASTON, 6 Nov 1932.
!CORRESPONDENCE: 30 Sep 1997; Mary GLENN, 8641 Plantation Dr, Texas City, TX 77591; NOTE: Rub y Mae BESS, b 11 Aug 1910, OK, d 5 Oct 1964, OK; m Clarence SIETZ, 10 Jun 1929, OK; they ha d one child; Donald SIETZ, b 25 Sep 1930. She married second _________ MURRAY.. NOTE: This wa s done by Viola BESS TANNERY; 1990; NOTE: Children of Ruby Mae MURPHY: Donald Vail SEITZ.

!NAME: Henry J BESS Family Bible, Marriage Page; NOTE: Ruby Mae BESS and
Clarence Sigmon SEITZ, 10 Jun 1929.

!RESIDENCE: Father's Obit; 1947; NOTE:...Mrs Ruby EASTON, 21 1\2 Brady St, (Tulsa)..; Mother' s Obit; 1956; NOTE:...Mrs Pat MURPHY of Albuquerque, NM... Parents: Henry Josepheus BESS and Belle Zora RIDEOUT.

Spouse: Living SEITZ.

Spouse: Living EASTON.

Spouse: Living MURRAY.


Sarah Jennie BESS3,87 was born on 8 Jul 1874 in Saline Twp, Ste Genevieve Co, MO.3,87 She died in Feb 1962 in , MO.3,87 She is reference number 46604.

!BIRTH-PLACE: determined from deed witnessed by William F. BESS for George and Jane BOYD sel ling their land to Louisa SINCLAIR, 18 Jan 1872, Ste Genevieve Co MO.
!CENSUS: 10 Jun 1880; Fed Cen Sisson Twp Howell Co MO; pg 463B pg 14B Fm 108
Dw 108; FHC POES; NOTE: Sarah J BESS, w, f, age 7, daughter, s, b MO.

!MARRIAGE-SPOUSE: Howell Co MO Marriage Records; 1890-1893 ; LDS# 931692 FHC
POES; vol 4 pg 191; NOTE: William V HENRY of Peace Valley Howell Co MO;
over 21; Jennie BESS of White Church Howell Co MO of 18 yrs; dated 26 Jul 1892; Marriage Cert : at her res , White Church ; 26 Jul 1892; Filed: 28 Jul 1892.

!BIRTH-CENSUS: 2 Jun 1900 Fed Census 25\25 Sisson Twp Howell Co MO pg 146 Sheet 2-A Jennie HE NRY b Feb 1872, mother of 2 & 2 living in 1900.

!CENSUS:7 Feb 1920 Federal Census; Pine Creek Twp Ozark Co MO; SD 12 ED 155
sheet 4A line 39; NOTE: Sarah J HENRY, wife, female, white, aged 46, married, b MO, parent s b MO can read and write.

!SSDI: Not positive about this: Sarah HENRy bd 8 Jul 1874 SSN# 495-16-6639
state of issuance: MO, dd Feb 1962.


!FATHER's Obiturary: Sapulpa Daily Herald, dated 27 Nov 1931;....survived by one daughter, o f Coffeyville,(Montgomery Co) KS. Parents: William Frederick BESS and Mary Matilda BOYD.

Spouse: William V. HENRY. William V. HENRY and Sarah Jennie BESS were married on 26 Jul 1892 in White Church, Howell Co, MO.3,87 Reference Number:817647 Children were: Effie Pauliene HENRY, Noah HENRY, Robert B. HENRY.


William Frederick BESS3,87 was born on 10 Oct 1852 in Avon, Ste Genevieve Co, MO.3,87 He died on 27 Nov 1931 in Bristow, Creek Co, OK.3,87 He was buried on 28 Nov 1931 in South Heights Cemetery, Sapulpa, Creek Co, OK.3,87 He was also known as Bill. He is reference number 46596.

!CENSUS:1920 Census and Soundex Jenks Town Tulsa Co OK vol 71 ED 191 sheet 2
line 43; NOTE: William BESS owns home mortgage free; m; w; aged 68; can read and write; bp MO ; fathers bp Germany, speaks german; mothers bp Alabama; merchant, owns feed store. (NOTE: His fat her was b in MO. The Census lines 43-45 were too faded to read, without the soundex this val uable information would have slipped by unseen.)

!RELIGION: History notes on W F & H J BESS, no date, source: Sally BESS, a daughter-in-law an d sister-in-law; NOTE: ..W F BESS was a Baptist Preacher first in southern MO- He left his first wife and married a 2nd woman who took him for everything- he died in a poor folks home.

!CENSUS-BIRTH: 20 Jun 1900; Fed Cen Barton Co, MO Ozark Township; SD 13, ED 25, sheet 18; T6 23:838 Fed Archiv, Seattle WA; NOTE: William BESS, b Oct 1854, age 45, married 29 years, bp p arents unknown, coal digger, rents home.

!WARRANTY-DEED: NOTE: This Indenture made on the eighth day of March AD 1895, by and betwee n W F BESS and Mary M BESS, his wife, of Howell County MO. party of the first part, and Henr y J BESS of the County of Howell, in the State of MO, party of the second part, Witnesseth, t hat the said parties of the first part, in consideration of the sum of $100.00 to them, paid by the party of the second part, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, by these presents grant, bargain and sell, convey and confirm unto the said party of the second part his h eirs and assign the following described lots, tracts or parcels of land lying, being and situ ate in the County of Howell and State of MO, to-wit: All of the NE quarter of the SE quarte r twenty-two (22), Township twenty-two (22), Range seven (7) west. To have and to hold th e premises afore said, with all and singular the rights.......(poor copy)....belonging or i n anywise, appertaining unto the said party of the second part and
unto....(poor copy)... parties of the first part hereby covenanting that they are lawfully s eized of an indefeasible estate in fee in the premises herein conveyed, that they have good r ight to convey the same; that the said premises are free and clear of any incumbrances done o r suffered by them or those under whom they claim, and that they will warrant and defend th e title to the said premises unto the said party of the second part, and unto his heirs and a ssigns, forever, against the lawful claims and demands of all persons whomsoever. IN WITNE SS WHEREOF, The said parties of the first part have hereunto set their hand and seal, the da y and year first above written. Signed: W F BESS and Mary M BESS (her mark). Signed, seale d and delivered in the presence of us: John F BLACK and W S WRIGHT. State of MO, Howell Co ; on the 8th of March 1895 before me personally appeared W F BESS and Mary M BESS, his wife , to me known to be the persons described to and who executed the foregoing instrument, and a cknowledged that they executed the same as their free act and deed. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF , I have hereunto set my hand and affix my official seal, at my office in West Plains, all th e day and year first above written. My term of office as a Notary Public will expire 25 Ja n 1896; Signed, John F BLACK, Notary Public......thr foregoing Deed was filed for Record in t his office on the 10th day of Jul 1899; at 11:15 AM; Arch T HOLLENBOOK, Recorder.

!WARRANTY-DEED: Page 349, (my abstraction); NOTE: THIS INDENTURE, dated 6 Dec 1898, by and be tween W F BESS and Mary M BESS, his wife, Howell Co MO, party of the 1st part and Sarah E HAL L of Howell Co MO, party of the 2nd part. In consideration of the sum of $800.00. (land des cription): Howell Co MO; NW Quarter of the SW Quarter and the north half of the SW Quarter o f section 23, Township 22, N of Range 7, containing 60 acres more or less. W F BESS and Mar y M BESS will not be held accountable for taxes for the year of 1899 and thereafter. WITNESS ES: Attest to the mark of F M KELLETT; signed O S HAYDEN. Signed by the parties of the firs t part: W F BESS and Mary M BESS, her mark. Recorded 6 Dec 1898, 11:30 AM, Signed by Arch T H OLLENBOOK, recorder.

!WITNESS: 18 Jan 1872; Ste Genevieve CO, MO William F. BESS witnessed as deed for George an d Jane BOYD to sell their land to Louisa SINCLAIR, Ste Genevieve Co MO.

!DEED: 1 Jun 1872; Ste Genevieve Co,MO; Between William BESS and his wife, Matilda and Jame s SILVEY.

!TAX: Howell Co MO Personal Property Tax Books, 1875 & 1885 and West Plains MO School Record s 1884-1887; SLC, FHL 977.885 R4w; page 3 for 1885 W M BESS.

!CENSUS: 10 Jun 1880; Federal Census Sisson Twp Howell Co, MO; pg 463B pg 14B; family #108 dw elling #108; FHC POES; NOTE: William F BESS w, m, age 28,
married, farmer, b MO, Fa bp MO, Mo bp Alabama.

!HOMESTEAD: 12 Oct 1882; Application # 6661 Land Office in Ironton MO; Final Certificate # 35 76 for 2 Sep 1890; William F. BESS od West Plains, Howell Co, MO Lot 2 NE and E 2 Lot 1 NE an d NE SE of Section 3 in Twp 23 of N Range 8 W containing 162 and 52/100ths acres. AFFIDAVIT : William F. BESS an a citizen of the US and head of the family, for the benefit of myself an d family, 1 Oct 1882 improvements consist of log dwelling and 1/2 acre of cultivation; owin g to great distance and expense I am unable to appear at the District Land Office. Henry D. G REEN , I further certify that I saw aff. with cert. 10 Mar 1880, Clerk of the Probate Court . Paid $3.15 for 2 acres and 52/100ths. $14.00 for register and reciever at Ironton, MO. Sat urady, 20 Jul 1889 at West Plains Probate by 2 of the following witnesses: W C CORDILL, F C P ETTY, L M GARRETT and J W CORDELL. Pre-Emption and Commutation Proof- Testimony of Claimant : William F. BESS, I am age 36, farmer for myself, PO West Plains, It is timber land fit fo r farming or grazing; The timber is Black and Jack Osk and I have cleared 20 acres. No timbe r sold, it is not used for grazing purposes. 12 day of Oct 1882 I moved on it after buying th e improvement for $ 40.00. I have remained on it continiously -that is all the time except i n Sept 1886 to Nov 1886 and in Apr 1887 to July 1887. I was absent to make some money. I h ave voted in Howell Co MO since 1878. My family consists of my wife and 5 children. Our las t home was bulit in 1885 by myself. It is comfortable to live in year around. Frame house 14 x16 $100.00, stable $15.00, kitchen $10, grain house $15., cistern $20., about 70 fruit tree s and 20 acres in culitvation $200.00. We own continious plows, turning plows and shovels . 3 head of horses, 10 head of cattle, 7 hogs and chickens are kept. 3 bedsteads, 1 safe , 1 clock, chairs and tables, 1 cook and heat stove. I have raised for 6 seasons corn, wheat , oats and vegetables. I have no other trade or business but farming. Signed William F. BES S 20 Jul 1889 and D F MARTIN, Judge.
TESTIMONY of WITNESS: J W CORDILL: I live about 1 mile from William F BESS and have known hi m for about 6 years. I helped him survey his land. I have seen him 12 or more times at hi home, once just 10 days ago. His land is hilly with scrub timber of poor quality, land good for farming and is not fenced for any other purpose.Has been gone from his claim 2 or 3 yea rs ago he went to AR to pick cotton and was gone 3 or 4 months, I can't say exact. He has built a home, stable, kitchen, graind house, and cistern.
TESTIMONY of WITNESS: L M GARRETT: I live about 1/2 mile from William F. BESS and known him s ince about 1880. Seen him on his claim at least 20 times or more, the last was last week.

!CENSUS: 30 Jun 1870 Federal Census Avon P O Saline Twp Ste Genevieve Co MO;
pages 533 & 534 and page #21, dwelling #160, family # 177; NOTE: William BESS
is NOT listed in the HADDOCK household, regardless his brother, Christopher and his sister, Sarah and his mother who is now Martha HADDOCK are.

!MARRIAGE:Ste Genevieve Co MO Marriage Book B; page 245; NOTE: I Edmond BOWLING, a Justice o f the PEACE, within and for the County of Ste Genevieve Co (MO) do hereby certify that I sole mize the Rite if Marriage between William BESS and Matilda BOYD on the 8th day of December 18 70. Signed by Edmond BOWLING, Justice of the Peace. Recorded 17 Jan 1871.

!CENSUS: 15 Aug 1860; Federal Census Avon P O Saline Twp Ste Genevieve Co MO; pg 310\146 Dw 9 92 Fm 994; NOTE: William BESS, age 7, b MO, attends school, living only with one parent, Mart ha BESS.

!CEMETERY-BURIAL-DEATHPLACE: South Heights Cemetery, Caretaker Luther ANSON,
City of Sapulpa Creek Co OK 74066 P O Box 1130 , Phone 1-918-227-1590 Wm
BESS Funeral date 28 Nov 1931; place of death, Bristoe (Creek Co) OK; age 79 space 11 Lot 2 B lk 4 Sec 4.

!OCCUPATION-RESIDENCE: Chamber of Commerce 101 E Dewey, Sapulpa Creek Co OK
74066; Phone 1-918-224-0170; Secretary Lynn MINER correspondence Apr 1992 in
possession of Marjorie PACE; City Directory information for 1930; William BESS is a clerk fo r Fred BESS's Second Hand Furniture Store 15 S Main in Sapulpa; William's residence 15 E Jack son S Heights (Sapulpa OK) residence address is the same as (Fred's brother) Chris B BESS an d (Chris's oldest son) Otto F BESS all three are clerks at the same store.

!DEATH-BIRTH: Certificate of Death #78-19-400 or (stamped # 275); Bureau of
Vital Statistics Oklahoma City OK; certified copy in possession of Marjorie
PACE 5124 N Vanderbilt St Portland OR 97203-3463 NOTE: place of death Bristow
Creek Co OK; full name of decedent is Wm BESS, male, white, widowed,birthdate 10 Oct "year ? " age 79, occupation, retired; birthplace MO; names and birthplaces of parents is written "n o record", Informant is Fred BESS Sapulpa OK, filed 27 Nov 1931 by M E SULLIVAN, Registrar , deathdate 27 Nov 1931; doctor attended deceased from 31 Jul 1931 to 27 Nov 1931 and last sa w him alive on 20 Nov 1931; cause of death was encelphalites, signed Dr ?? KING, 21 Nov 193 1 Bristow OK; place of burial or removal Sapulpa OK; burial date 28 Nov 1931, undertaker Sull ivan Funeral Home, Bristow.

!BURIAL-CEMETERY: Record of South Heights Cemetery #1401; Sapulpa OK; 27 Nov
1931; NOTE: Interment of W.M. BESS at South Heights Cemetery ; Charge to Fred BESS, mail 31 5 E. Dewey, address 311 S. Walnut; Ordered by Fred BESS, sapulpa OK; date of funeral 28 Nov 1 931; Cause of Death , Concussion of brain; Place of death, Bristol OK; Place of birth MO; ag e 79; Widower, male, Dr. unnamed of Bristoe OK; Clergyman, SIMPSOM; Undertaker LEWIS & LANDRI TH, address Sapulpa OK; Lot #2, Block #4, section #4, 4 feet beginning 4 feet from south side } W. one-half;Deed issued 28 Nov 1931;paid $25. for plot and $10. for opening grave.

!DIVORCE: Correspondence from Dennis K Von ALLEN, Co Clerk of Howell Co MO,
West Plains MO, 65775; dated 7 March 1996. NOTE: Our records state that on 3
August 1906 the divorce case of Mary BESS vs William BESS was dismissed. There was no other entry thru the year 1919.

!DEATH NOTICE: OREGON TIMES LEADER 19 Jun 1941 (Oregon Co MO) NOTE:
William Frederick BESS b 1884 MO, died 11 Jun 1941 Tulsa OK, father is
William Frederick BESS, mother Mary Matilda BOYD, 2 sons, Edward BESS b
OK, Frank BESS b OK.

!OBITUARY: Sapulpa Daily Herald, Creek Co OK; Newspaper NOTE: 27 Nov 1931; FORMER BRISTOW GROCERYMAN DIES; W. M. BESS, former Bristow groceryman died lastnight at Bristow at the age of 79 foll owing an illness of sometime. Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clo ck at the Lewis and Landruth funeral home. Rev. E.D. SIMPSON will preach the funeral sermon . Burial will be made at the Southern Heights cemetery. BESS is survived by three sons, F red BESS of this city, J.H. of Stroud, and George of Jenks. One daughter of Coffeyville, K S also survives.

!RESEARCH: no marriage record to Sue in Tulsa Co OK! Note: he never completed his divorce to Mary but went on to have three other women.

!OCCUPATION: Baptist Minister;; He died in Bixby OK. QUOTE: This certifies tha t Mr Cicero FETHERTEEN of the State of MO and County of Howel and Miss of Sallie RIDEOUT Stat e of MO County of Howell were united in Holy Matrimony at the home of the Bride on the 16 t h day of July AD 1899 by authority of a License bearing date the 13th day of July AD 1899 an d issued by the Recorder of Deeds of Howel County Missouri. Witness my signature: Rev Wm BES S; Witnesses: H J BESS, George RIDEOUT.!CENSUS:1920 Census and Soundex Jenks Town Tulsa Co O K vol 71 ED 191 sheet 2
line 43; NOTE: William BESS owns home mortgage free; m; w; aged 68; can read and write; bp MO ; fathers bp Germany, speaks german; mothers bp Alabama; merchant, owns feed store. (NOTE: His father was b in MO. The Census lines 43-45 were too faded to read, without the soundex this val uable information would have slipped by unseen.)

Spouse: Mary Matilda BOYD. William Frederick BESS and Mary Matilda BOYD were married on 8 Dec 1870 in Avon, Ste Genevieve Co, MO.3,87 They were divorced. Reference Number:818056

!MARRIAGE: Ste Genevieve Co MO Marriage Book "A" 1807-1827 & 1842-1866; SLC film; book page 2 45; NOTE: William BESS and Matilda BOYD; 8 Dec 1870; by Edmund BOWLING, JP. Children were: Henry Josepheus BESS, Sarah Jennie BESS, Retail George Washington BESS, Della BESS, Furniture Dealer William Frederick "Fred" BESS, Eddie BESS, Elva BESS.


Furniture Dealer William Frederick "Fred" BESS3,87 was born on 10 Apr 1882 in Sisson, Howell Co, MO.3,87 He died on 11 Jun 1941 in Sapulpa, Creek Co, OK.3,87 He was buried on 14 Jun 1941 in S Heights Ceme, Sapulpa, Creek Co, OK.3,87 He is reference number 46589.

!NEW WIFE-TENURE-EMPLOYMENT:1920 Soundex OK Creek Co Sapulpa E Bryan St 503 vol 19 ED 44 shee t 12 line 70; FHC,SLC; additional wife Sarah, renting and in the household of William LAWRENC E and his wife Lola, he is a laborer at a glass plant.

!CENSUS-OCCUPATION: 6 May 1910; Fed Cen Piney twp Oregon Co MO; pg 12\129, sheet 13A, Dist 79 37; Dw 139 Fm 140 College Street; BESS Fred, Number of years in present marriage, 2; well dri ller, owns own machine, rents a house.

!CENSUS-BIRTH: 20 Jun 1900; Fed Cen Ozark Twp Barton Co MO; SD 13, ED 25, sheet 18; T623:838 , Fed Archiv, Seattle WA; NOTE: Fredrick W BESS, b Apr 1882.


!FUNERAL: Owen Funeral Home Sapulpa, Creek Co, MO 1-918-224-2121, Information
copied over the phone. The original funeral home was Landrith Funeral Home;
11 N Elm; phone 200 in 1941; Owen Fun Hom kept the records; Page 451 entry
dated 12 Jun 1941; Residence, 1208 S Main St Sapulpa; Occ, Furniture Dealer;
b 10 Apr 1882; bur 14 Jun 1941; funeral held at First Baptist Church in
Sapulpa, Rev CONKWRIGHT officiated; Fred d at home; father was William BESS
and b in MO; cost of the funeral $611.98. The mortician stated "A very
extravagant funeral for those days!"

!OCCUPATION-RESIDENCE: Sapulpa Chamber of Commerce 101 E Dewey Sapulpa (Creek
Co) OK 74066; Phone 1-918-224-0170; Secretary, Lynn MINER; Correspondence
received 7 Apr 1992; possession of Marjorie PACE; City Directory information on Fred BESS 191 0-1914 nothing; (business) (residence)
NOTE: 1918 Fred BESS worker Bartlette Collins Glass Co 521 N Jackson Sapulpa
1920 " " (Sarah) foreman " 503 E Bryan "
1922 " " driver for J T Ladd 1332 E Bryan "
1924 " (Sarah H.) 2nd Hand Store 319 E Dewey "
1926 " " " 511 E Dewey "
1928 no listing
1930 " (Sarah) 2nd Hand Store 15 South Main 705 S Division Sapulpa
1932 " " BESS Furniture Store 315 E Dewey 311 S Walnut "
1934 " (Sarah H) " 1200 S Main "
1936 " (Sarah) " 1208 S Main " "
1938 " " " " " " 1940 " " " " 1208 S Main " (end).

!CEMETERY-DEATH-BURIAL: South Heights Cemetery, Caretaker Luther ANSON, P O Box 1130 Sapulp a Creek Co OK 74066, phone 1-918-227-1590. Correspondence dated 19 Sep 1995 in possession o f Marjorie PACE states funeral date 14 Jun 1941 space 2 Lot 2 Blk 14 Sec 4; Signed by Fran k BESS.


!BIRTH-DEATH-PARENT: Death Certificate #09811; 1941; State Department of Health OK; place o f death 1208 S Main Sapulpa Creek Co OK; William Frederick BESS, veteran- none; male, white , married; wife, Sarah BESS; bd of deceased 10 Apr 1882, aged 59 years 2 months 1 day, bp Wes t Plains MO; Furniture Store Dealer; father, William BESS b MO, mother unknown; Mrs Sarah BE SS Sapulpa OK; burial 14 Jun 1941; funeral director Landrith Funeral Home Sapulpa OK; usual r esidence 1208 S Main Sapulpa Creek Co OK; dd 11 Jun 1941, 7:50 am; physician attended from 2 3 May 1941 to 11 Jun 1941; death due to corrhosis of the liver and probably cancer, no autops y.

!ESTATE-HEIRS: Final Discharge # 4897; County Court Creek Co OK; 6 Jul 1942. 30 pages of phot ocoping is in the poss of Marjorie PACE of Portland OR; Misc
orders; newspapers notice of settlement; Oath of appraisement; Petition for
Letters of Adm, heirs: Sarah H BESS age 43 Sapulpa OK, Frank BESS age 30
Sapulpa OK, Edd BESS age 32 res unknown.

!DEATH: Newspaper Obit; dated 13 and 14 Jun 1941; no clue as it name of
newspaper; NOTE: 13 Jun article titled "Fred BESS Services To Be Held Tomorrow" NOTE: Funera l rites for (Fred) William Frederick BESS furniture store man here, will be held tomorrow mor ning at 10:00 am in the First Baptist Church, with the pastor Dr D P CONKWRIGHT conducting t he service. Members of the IOOF organization will conduct the graveside services at the So uth Heights Cemetery after the services. Surviving relatives include the widow, two sons, on e sister, two brothers, and six grandchildren.
14 Jun and 2nd article titled " BESS Funeral Held Here Today"; NOTE: Funeral
services for William Frederick (Fred) BESS, pioneer furniture store man here,
who died Wednesday morning were held at the First Baptist Church ...... The I. O. O. F. membe rs acted as pall bearers ....(end). newspaper on microfilm at Sapulpa Public Library 27 W Dew ey Sapulpa OK 74066; Phone 1-918-224-5634.

!MARRIAGE-SPOUSE-RESIDENCE: Marriage Liscense and Certificate; Fulton Co AR;
photocopy from microfilm LDS # 1290016; Marriage Bk 2 page 308; W F BESS of
Koshkonong OR Co MO, age 25, and Anna LOGAN of Moko Fulton Co AR age 22;
Liscense dated 1 Feb 1908; Certificate of Marriage dated 2 Feb 1908; Filed and Recorded 20 Ma r 1908.
!NEW WIFE-TENURE-EMPLOYMENT:1920 Soundex OK Creek Co Sapulpa E Bryan St 503 vol 19 ED 44 shee t 12 line 70; FHC,SLC; additional wife Sarah, renting and in the household of William LAWRENC E and his wife Lola, he is a laborer at a glass plant.

!CENSUS-OCCUPATION: 6 May 1910; Fed Cen Piney twp Oregon Co MO; pg 12\129, sheet 13A, Dist 79 37; Dw 139 Fm 140 College Street; BESS Fred, Number of years in present marriage, 2; well dri ller, owns own machine, rents a house.

!CENSUS-BIRTH: 20 Jun 1900; Fed Cen Ozark Twp Barton Co MO; SD 13, ED 25, sheet 18; T623:838 , Fed Archiv, Seattle WA; NOTE: Fredrick W BESS, b Apr 1882.

. Parents: William Frederick BESS and Mary Matilda BOYD.

Spouse: Sarah H.. Furniture Dealer William Frederick "Fred" BESS and Sarah H. were married. Reference Number:817744

Spouse: Mary Ann LOGAN. Furniture Dealer William Frederick "Fred" BESS and Mary Ann LOGAN were married on 2 Feb 1908 in Moko, Fulton Co, AR.3,87 Reference Number:818048 Children were: Farmer Edna BESS, Frank Albert BESS.


Willie Hubert BESS3,87 was born on 24 Jun 1913 in Alton, Oregon Co, MO.3,87 He died in 1985 in Midwest City, Oklahoma Co, OK.3,87 He was also known as Bill. He is reference number 46601.

!BIRTH: 30 Apr 1999; email; Mary BESS SELBY, Phone # 405 733 7409;daughter of Willie Hubert B ESS b 1913 Alton MO; osn of Clara PHILLIPS and George BESS.

!1920 Census and Soundex Jenks Town Tulsa Co OK vol 71 ED 191 sheet 17A line 30; NOTE: Huber t BESS white, male, son, aged 6, bp MO. Parents: Retail George Washington BESS and Clara PHILLIPS.

Spouse: Living MITCHELL.


James BESSANT3,450 was born on 29 Aug 1911 in Calif..3,450 He died on 26 Aug 1967 in Calif..3,450 He is reference number 28488.

Spouse: Helen Lucille WAID. James BESSANT and Helen Lucille WAID were married on 20 Jan 1932 in Arizona.3,450 Reference Number:538432


Thomas Miller BESSANT19 was born in 1846.19 He died in 1901.19

Spouse: Olivia Gertrude DOUTHIT. Thomas Miller BESSANT and Olivia Gertrude DOUTHIT were married.

Spouse: Augusta Virginia DOUTHIT. Thomas Miller BESSANT and Augusta Virginia DOUTHIT were married in 1882.19


Cora Griet BESSE5,128 was born about 1874.5,128

Spouse: William Chester HALSTEAD. William Chester HALSTEAD and Cora Griet BESSE were married. Children were: Francis Griest HALSTEAD, Clyde Elwood HALSTEAD.


Living BESSE.3 Parents: William Henry BESSE and Josephine A. BOYD.


William Henry BESSE3,360 was born in 1880 in Whitechurch.3,360 He died Unknown.3,360 He is reference number 26282.

Spouse: Josephine A. BOYD. William Henry BESSE and Josephine A. BOYD were married on 19 Apr 1905 in Severn Bridge, N. Orillia Township, Ontario, Canada.3,360,681 Reference Number:507549


Witnesses were Bert Boyd of Severn Bridge, Simco County, and Clara Besse of Orillia, Simcoe County. Children were: Living BESSE.


Arthur Oliver BESSETTE5,128 was born on 11 Mar 1889 in Chicago, Illinois.5,128 He died on 7 Aug 1967 in Crown Point, In..5,128 Parents: Henry Ludger BESSETTE and Anglia LEMIEUX.

Spouse: Florence Caroline STANCZIK. Arthur Oliver BESSETTE and Florence Caroline STANCZIK were married on 17 Feb 1917.5 Children were: Living BESSETTE, Living BESSETTE, Mary Anna Aglae Agnes BESSETTE, Delores Catherine BESSETTE, Arthur Oliver BESSETTE, Living BESSETTE.

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