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Bessie L Hopkirk Alexander
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Birth: Sep. 1, 1894
Lockridge
Jefferson County
Iowa, USA
Death: Nov. 18, 1982
Fairfield
Jefferson County
Iowa, USA

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.

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Fairfield Ledger
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. 
 
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 Parents:
  Alexander Hopkirk (1853 - 1945)
  Addie Ripley Hopkirk (1853 - 1902)
 
 Spouse:
  George Edward Clarke (1892 - 1962)
 
 Sibling:
  Nellie M Hopkirk Porter (1886 - 1979)*
  Bessie L Hopkirk Alexander (1894 - 1982)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Lockridge Cemetery
Lockridge
Jefferson County
Iowa, USA
Plot: 23a
 
Created by: Richard K Thompson
Record added: Jan 09, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 63965290
Bessie L <i>Hopkirk</i> Alexander
Added by: Richard K Thompson
 
Bessie L <i>Hopkirk</i> Alexander
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