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Bessie Helen Owens Walker
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Birth: Sep. 17, 1889
Death: Feb. 19, 1975

Born in Irwin, Gunnison County, Colorado, Bessie was the oldest of 13 children born to Thomas R. and Sarah Marilla Shaw Owens. She was not given a middle name at birth, and didn't like that, so she added Helen as her middle name. She became a school teacher at the Paragon School, and boarded in the house of Mrs. Phoeba Walker. She fell in love with Phoeba's oldest son, John Albert Walker. They married December 30, 1911, and became the parents of nine children. For most of their married life Bessie and John lived in Ft. Lupton. They had 37 grandchildren. 
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas R. Owens (1848 - 1915)
  Sarah Marilla Shaw Owens (1867 - 1936)
 
 Spouse:
  John Albert Walker (1887 - 1972)
 
 Children:
  Vera Esther Walker Peterson (1914 - 2006)*
  Bessie Kathryn Walker Jaynes (1915 - 1999)*
  Phoeba Arloa Walker Stein (1926 - 2014)*
 
 Siblings:
  Bessie Helen Owens Walker (1889 - 1975)
  Clara Owens (1891 - 1891)*
  David Owens (1893 - 1908)*
  Beulah Omstead (1895 - 1983)*
  Victor Owens (1897 - 1967)*
  Arthur Owens (1899 - 1987)*
  Myra Owens (1901 - 1901)*
  Ellen Owens (1902 - 1902)*
  Esther M Owens Newlin (1903 - 1991)*
  Edna Owens Murphy (1906 - 1960)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Linn Grove Cemetery
Greeley
Weld County
Colorado, USA
Plot: Blk 20, lot 6, spc 1
 
Created by: K Townsend
Record added: Feb 23, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24849514
Bessie Helen <i>Owens</i> Walker
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Bessie Helen <i>Owens</i> Walker
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Bessie Helen <i>Owens</i> Walker
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