Bessie Mae Todd Inman was born on Sept. 17, 1886, in Spencer, Clay County, Iowa, to William George Todd & Flora Louise Damon Todd. On May 20, 1903, she married Eston Wellington Inman in Jackson, Jackson County, Minnesota. Their children were: Clarence Wellington Inman (7 May 1909 - 1 Dec 1965), Helen Mae Todd Inman (22 Feb 1922 - 24 Feb 1922), and Shirley Maxine Inman. After 1925 and before December 1930, they were divorced. Bessie was in a car accident, from which she never fully recovered. She died March 5, 1962 in Cherokee, Iowa.