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Bessie Viola Woodyard Lain
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Birth: Jan., 1885
Monroe County
Missouri, USA
Death: Jul. 16, 1960
Hannibal
Marion County
Missouri, USA

The novel Lucy Winchester by Christmas Carol Kauffman is based on the life of Bessie Viola Woodyard who insisted to the author that she use pseudonyms for the characters. The novel was written in 1969 and published by Herald Press of Scottsdale, PA. It is a Christian-based book that examines Bessie's life on the postbellum frontier, a hard time for both her birth family and for her married family: a stern father, an alcoholic husband, children who died. It is a book about a woman's faith to continue and to endure with the love of God and belief in Christ.

 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Claridon Fremont Lain (1883 - 1931)*
 
 Children:
  Gertrude Flora Lain Lane (1911 - 1999)*
  Edgar Lain (1914 - 1976)*
  Homer J Lain (1918 - 1973)*
  Dora Lee Lain Bartlett (1926 - 2008)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mount Olivet Cemetery
Hannibal
Marion County
Missouri, USA
 
Created by: Sue and Doug
Record added: Jan 05, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 32650919
Bessie Viola <i>Woodyard</i> Lain
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Bessie Viola <i>Woodyard</i> Lain
Added by: Kelly Riley
 
Bessie Viola <i>Woodyard</i> Lain
Added by: Sue and Doug
 
 
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Her Death Certificate: http://www.sos.mo.gov/images/archives/deathcerts/1960/1960_00027626.PDF . . . . . Her MOTHER'S death index: WOODYARD, MARTHA J MCDANIEL 1910-06-05 ATLAS TWP 43 YR F 3 29 1 PIKE from http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/deathsrch.jsp
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