Lola Eliza Bess

1 March 1837–6 December 1923 (Age 86)
Greenwood, Steuben, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Lola Eliza

When Lola Eliza Bess was born on 1 March 1837, in Greenwood, Steuben, New York, United States, her father, Juel Josiah Bess, was 28 and her mother, Laura Richardson, was 26. She married William Cresfield Moody on 20 December 1857, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Nevada, United States in 1870 and Provo, Utah, Utah, United States in 1910. She died on 6 December 1923, in Granger, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Cresfield Moody
Lola Eliza Bess
Marriage: 20 December 1857
Laura Moody
Eliza Lucinda Moody
William Warren Moody
Mary Ellen Moody
Joseph Moroni Moody
Helen Moody
Juel Moody
Luella Moody
Benjamin Epps Moody
Annie Moody
William Oliver Moody

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 December 1857Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 9
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 11
    Find A Grave website photo indicates establishment of the cemetery in 1848. Located at the NE corner of 4th Avenue and N Street. Salt Lake City Cemetery is in The Avenues neighborhood of Salt Lake City, Utah. Approximately 120,000 persons are buried in the cemetery. Many religious leaders and politicians, particularly many leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) lie in the cemetery. It encompasses over 250 acres and contains 9 1?2 miles of roads. It is the largest city-operated cemetery in the United States. The first burial occurred on September 27, 1847, when George Wallace buried his child, Mary Wallace. The burial was two months after the Mormon pioneers had settled the Salt Lake Valley. In 1849, George Wallace, Daniel Wells, and Joseph Heywood surveyed 20 acres at the same site for the area's burial grounds. In 1851, Salt Lake City was incorporated and the 20 acres officially became the Salt Lake City Cemetery with George Wallace as its first sexton.
    Age 26
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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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    Story Highlight

    William Cresfield Moody 1819-1906 History

    William Cresfield Moody, the son of Mary "Polly" Baldwin and John Wyatt Moody was born 23 March 1819 in Coosa County, Alabama. His American ancestors had settled in Virginia and were large land owne …

    Sources (38)

    • Eliza Bess in household of Joel Bess, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Eliza Bess in entry for Benjamin Eos Moody, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Dolly E Bess in household of Laura Bess, "United States Census, 1850"

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