Clarence Bess

14 February 1878–7 January 1964 (Age 85)
Greene, Illinois, United States

The Life of Clarence

When Clarence Bess was born on 14 February 1878, in Greene, Illinois, United States, his father, Jonathan Bess, was 40 and his mother, Elizabeth Johnson, was 38. He married Mary Bertha Clark on 5 November 1899, in St. Francois, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Perry Township, St. Francois, Missouri, United States in 1930 and St. Francois, St. Francois, Missouri, United States in 1940. He died on 7 January 1964, in Bonne Terre, St. Francois, Missouri, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Bonne Terre, St. Francois, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Clarence Bess
1878–1964
Letha Ellen Black
1900–1974
Marriage: about 1922
Louise Bernel Bess
1923–1924
Delma Belle Bess
1924–
Johnathan Francis Bess
1926–1978
Althedia Bess
1928–1928
Juanita Bess
1928–1928
Ralph Elwood Diddle Bess
1930–2012
Paul Ivan Bess
1933–1933
Marvin Eugene Bess
1933–1983
Clinton Curtis Bess
1935–1985

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1922
children

(9)

    Louise Bernel Bess

    Female1923–1924Female

    Delma Belle Bess

    Female1924–Female

    Male1926–1978Male

    Althedia Bess

    Female1928–1928Female

    Juanita Bess

    Female1928–1928Female

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Jonathan Bess

    Male1838–1891Male

    Elizabeth Johnson

    Female1839–1922Female

siblings

(10)

    Elijah Bess

    Male1863–1934Male

    Leanne Bess

    Female1865–Female

    Female1869–1904Female

    Julia Adeline Bess

    Female1869–Female

    Daniel Boone Bess

    Male1870–1914Male

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 7

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 23

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Name Meaning

1 English: unexplained. Apparently a metronymic from the female personal name Bess, pet form of Elizabeth.2 German: short form of Betz .3 In some cases it is probably an altered spelling of French Besse .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Clarence Bess, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Clarence Bess, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Clarence Bess, "United States Census, 1940"

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