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Bessie Amelia Burch Cantonwine Skelton
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Birth: Jul. 30, 1875
Indiana, USA
Death: Aug. 12, 1960
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Bessie Amelia Burch was the daughter of Franklin and Mary Ann (Schuler) Burch. She married Charles Jacob Cantonwine August 14, 1895, in Boulder county, CO. Charles was the son of Abraham and Elizabeth (White) Cantonwine.

Charles and Bessie had four children: Josephine (b. 1896), Claude Burch (b. 1898), Leona B., (b. 1900) and Nellie (b. 1903). The three older children were all born in Longmont, Boulder Co., CO. Nellie was born in Covina, CA.

Charles and Bessie divorced some time after Nellie's birth. On Sept. 8, 1913, in Vigo, Indiana, Bessie married Samuel A. Skelton, a widower whose wife Belle had died recently leaving him with four sons to raise: James, Carl, Lee, and Nick. Samuel and Bessie then had two children of their own, Mary and Samuel. Some time between 1920 and 1930, Samuel and Bessie divorced (1930 census shows Bessie as divorced with two children, Mary and Samuel).

Samuel died March 16, 1939 and is buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Greencastle, Putnam Co., IN, where his first wife Belle is also buried. 
Family links: 
  Charles Jacob Cantonwine (1853 - 1921)
  Samuel A. Skelton (1862 - 1939)
  Josephine May Cantonwine Mallory (1896 - 1993)*
  Claude Burch Cantonwine (1898 - 1991)*
  Leona B. Cantonwine Skelton (1900 - 1989)*
*Calculated relationship
Created by: Ann Koch
Record added: Dec 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 62708931


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