|Birth: ||Apr. 15, 1885|
|Death: ||Jan. 2, 1953|
Margaret Elizabeth "Bessie" (Pratt) Eoff was the daughter of Robert Solomon Pratt and Emma Marsland, the former a native of Canada and the latter a native of England. Bessie's known siblings were Frank, Bruce, Minnie, William, Lula B and Mona Pratt. The family emigrated from Canada to farm in Lapeer County, Michigan in 1877.
Bessie married Jacob Horace Eoff, the son of Horace Eoff and Joanna Cheney, October 31, 1889 in Lapeer County, Michigan. Jacob was a shoemaker and barber in Lapeer City, Michigan. Bessie raised Jacob's two daughters, Jessie (Eoff) Bly and Bessie (Eoff) Grieve after their mother's death.
"Mrs Jacob Eoff Succumbs at 87"
"Mrs Margaret Elizabeth Eoff, 87, of 521 North Main St, died Friday morning at the Beatty Convalescent Home where she was taken following a stroke on Dec 20. Mrs Eoff was born in Ontario, Canada on April 15, 1865 and came to Lapeer in 1877 with her parents, Mr and Mrs Robert Pratt. She married Jacob H Eoff 60 years ago and he died in 1920. She was a member of the Liberty Street Gospel Church. Surviving are two sisters and a brother, Mrs C L Wright of Hastings, Nebraska, Mrs William Shook of Detroit and William Pratt of Hadley; a step-dau, Mrs Jessie Bly. of Fenton; a step-granddaughter and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Sunday at 3 p.m. from the Liberty Street Gospel Church, the Rev Frank S Hemingway officiating and burial was made in Mount Hope Cemetery."
Jacob Horace Eoff (1846 - 1920)*
Mount Hope Cemetery
Created by: Shirley M Eoff
Record added: Dec 19, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 32291718