|Birth: ||Sep. 1, 1894|
|Death: ||Nov. 18, 1982|
Bessie was a daughter of Alexander Hopkirk and Addie Ripley Hopkirk.
She married George Edward Clarke on August 12, 1916 in Mt. Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa. They were divorced on Feb. 8, 1922 in Jefferson County, Iowa. They had one daughter, Doris Eileen Clarke.
A 2008 family group sheet on George Edward Clarke by Verda Baird provides the information that an obituary for Alexander Hopkirk mentions that Bessie was then (about 1945) married to a "M.D. Alexander"; his name and their marriage information is not found in Bessie's obituary, however. When and where he died, and is buried, is not disclosed.
November 19, 1982
B. ALEXANDER rites Saturday
Bessie L. ALEXANDER, 88, native of the Lockridge Community, died at 5:13 p.m. Thursday at the Jefferson County Hospital.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Behner Funeral Home with the Rev. Lenwood Monte officiating. Burial will be in the Lockridge Cemetery.
Bessie L. ALEXANDER was born Sept. 1, 1894, in Lockridge. She was the daughter of Alexander and Adelaide (sic. a/k/a Addie) RIPLEY HOPKIRK.
She had lived in the Fairfield Community for the past 30 years. She studied music at Central College, worked as a waitress in eating establishments and was a member of the First Baptist Church.
She is survived by nieces and nephews.
Alexander Hopkirk (1853 - 1945)
Addie Ripley Hopkirk (1853 - 1902)
George Edward Clarke (1892 - 1962)
Created by: Richard K Thompson
Record added: Jan 09, 2011
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