John Henry Bess

Brief Life History of John Henry

When John Henry Bess was born on 10 December 1870, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, James Lawrence Bess Sr, was 38 and his mother, Mary Alice Dykman, was 18. He married Luella Moody on 25 June 1902, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in North Point, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 29 May 1942, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Henry Bess
1870–1942
Luella Moody
1874–1951
Marriage: 25 June 1902
John Victor Bess
1903–1990
Milton Merwin Bess
1904–1991
Bryant Rulon Bess
1906–1977
Annie Bess
1908–1908
Juel F. Bess
1910–1982
Ellis Lawrance Bess
1912–1981

Sources (43)

  • John Henry Bess, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • John H. Bess, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
  • John Henry Bess, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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Name Meaning

English (Devon): possibly a variant of Biss .

Altered form of German Boesch .

In some cases possibly also be an altered form of French Besse .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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