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Lillie Maud Petersen Bess
Original name: Lillie Petersen Bess
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Birth: Sep. 2, 1890
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
Death: Feb. 7, 1918
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA

Lillie Maud Petersen was born in Granger, Utah on 2 September 1890 (a fraternal twin to LeRoy Melvin Petersen). She and LeRoy were the 4th and 5th of 13 children born to Nelsen and Sarah Petersen, Mormon converts and pioneers.

Lillie married William Franklin Bess (a widower with 2 daughters) on 7 June 1916 in the Salt Lake Temple. She gave birth to their child (a son named William Grant Bess) on 31 January 1918, however she died 7 days later on 7 February 1918 due to childbirth complications. She was 27 years old.

Her husband died one year later of pneumonia and influenza, and their son William Grant Bess was raised by her parents. 
Family links: 
  Nelsen Peter Petersen (1859 - 1931)
  Sarah Grant Petersen (1863 - 1940)
  William Franklin Bess (1884 - 1919)*
  William Grant Bess (1918 - 1995)*
  Calvin Nelsen Petersen (1886 - 1953)*
  Arthur Grant Petersen (1887 - 1966)*
  Mabel Emma Petersen (1888 - 1919)*
  Lillie Maud Petersen Bess (1890 - 1918)
  Le Roy Melvin Petersen (1890 - 1974)*
  Albert Eames Petersen (1892 - 1982)*
  Ella Fern Petersen Bennion (1894 - 1988)*
  Katie Lynn Petersen Stevenson (1896 - 1976)*
  Alfred Eugene Petersen (1898 - 1926)*
  Enid Sarah Petersen Buck (1900 - 1978)*
  Stella Petersen Frahm (1902 - 1994)*
  Bessie Petersen Larson (1904 - 1971)*
  Raymond Shelby Petersen (1907 - 1995)*
*Calculated relationship
Taylorsville Memorial Park Cemetery
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 40.67042, -111.93742
Maintained by: Burnt Almond Fudge
Originally Created by: Utah State Historical So...
Record added: Feb 02, 2000
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Lillie Maud <i>Petersen</i> Bess
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