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Elsie May Bess Jackson
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Birth: May 23, 1878
Guthrie County
Iowa, USA
Death: Dec. 9, 1954
Greene County
Iowa, USA

Daughter of Noah & Sophie (Naylor) Bess spent her life in Greene County, IA, with the exception of one year in Oklahoma and 2 years in California, she married Bert Jackson in 1896. They had 4 children, making their first home on a farm in Greenbrian Twp. until his death in 1934. She then operated a farm at Scranton for 5 years alone. She lived the last 20 years of her life in Jefferson, IA and was a member of the First Methodist Church. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, 2 sisters, Mrs. Roxis Prescott and Mrs.
Jennie Vaux of Bagley and one brother, William Bess of Perry, IA; one daughter Vera (Mrs. Charles Minor); one son Otho L. Jackson and 2 grandchildren who died in infancy. She is survived by a daugher Gladys (Mrs. Cecil E. Wills) of Jefferson; one son, Ray Jackson of Cedar Rapids, IA; 7 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren; 2 sisters, Mrs. Gertie Mears of Jefferson and Mrs. Alice Jackson of Bagley. 
Family links: 
  Noah G Bess (1844 - 1920)
  Sophia Mildred Naylor Bess (1845 - 1924)
  Bert L. Jackson (1869 - 1934)*
  Gladys Jackson Wills (1898 - 1984)*
  Vera L. Jackson Minor (1907 - 1951)*
  Jennie A. Bess Vaux (1868 - 1960)*
  Roxanne E. Bess Prescott (1875 - 1902)*
  Elsie May Bess Jackson (1878 - 1954)
  Alice E. Bess Jackson (1882 - 1972)*
  William J. Bess (1885 - 1951)*
*Calculated relationship
Jefferson Cemetery
Greene County
Iowa, USA
Created by: Sylvia L. Nimmo
Record added: Nov 03, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 79817231
Elsie May <i>Bess</i> Jackson
Added by: Sue Allen
Elsie May <i>Bess</i> Jackson
Added by: Bethalene
Elsie May <i>Bess</i> Jackson
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- Sue Allen
 Added: Dec. 11, 2012

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