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Bessie Velma Poor Burkett
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Birth: Apr. 8, 1900
Death: Jul. 25, 1945

Bessie was the (twin) daughter of Elizabeth Hessel born 2 May 1866 d. 24 Feb 1941 and Charles Virgil Poor b. Feb 1866 Delaware Co IN d.ca. 1901 who married 1 Oct 1897 in Clifton, AZ. Bessie's mother Elizabeth began spelling their surname Poor, Pore after the death of her husband by personal preference. Bessie Poor married 1st 10 May 1919 Leroy Clinton Stewart b. 17 Feb 1897 (divorced July 8, 1924); she married 2nd Logan Frank Burkett who went by 'Frank'. Bessie had one child from her first marriage: Viola Vivian Stewart b. 22 Apr 1920 San Diego. Photo upper right is Bessie and her daughter Viola Vivian Stewart. Infant photo is daughter Viola Vivian Stewart. Bessie (Poor) (Stewart) Burkett 'tatted' for a hobby. She worked at Whitney's Department Store in San Diego in the stationary department. Husband Frank Burkett was a longshoreman working down on the Broadway Street piers in San Diego. They lived in an upstairs apartment in a building they owned located at 2651 Broadway Street, San Diego. Bessie never learned to drive, and she and Frank never owned a car. 
 
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 Parents:
  Charles Virgil Poor (1864 - 1901)
  Elizabeth Hessel Poor (1866 - 1941)
 
 Spouse:
  Logan Frank Burkett (1901 - 1974)
 
 Children:
  Viola Vivian Stewart Esmond (1920 - 2007)*
 
 Sibling:
  Bessie Velma Poor Burkett (1900 - 1945)
  Jessie Beatrice Poor Warren (1900 - 1938)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Glen Abbey Memorial Park
Bonita
San Diego County
California, USA
 
Created by: Cameron-Ashley Heath
Record added: Feb 17, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 48247196
Bessie Velma <i>Poor</i> Burkett
Added by: Cameron-Ashley Heath
 
Bessie Velma <i>Poor</i> Burkett
Added by: Cameron-Ashley Heath
 
Bessie Velma <i>Poor</i> Burkett
Added by: Cameron-Ashley Heath
 
 
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