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Bessie Elsworth Culver
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Birth: Apr. 3, 1856
Dane County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Nov. 13, 1918
Clay County
Iowa, USA

Bessie Elsworth was born 3 April 1856 at Mazomanie, Dane County, Wisconsin, to William Elsworth and Eliza Clark. She was married 18 March 1875 at Arena to Charles William Culver, son of Walter Culver and Emily Calkins. He was born 18 September 1852 at Arena, Wisconsin. They had eleven children including two twin boys who died at birth. Bessie died 13 November 1918 in Dickens, Iowa. Charles then moved in 1921 to Seattle, King County, Washington, where he died 23 May 1931.

Charles was a dairy farmer; he was also a rural mail carrier in 1910 for the Dickens, Iowa, area. The Culver farm was 1 mile northwest of Dickens (71 acres in section 18); the Culver house in Dickens stood on the north end of Main Street on the west side of the street.

Charles and Bessie were active Methodists and both sang in the choir. Charles was a Superintendent of Sunday Schools and Bessie was the president of the Ladies Aid for many years.
Family links: 
  William Ellsworth (1822 - 1900)
  Eliza Clarke Ellsworth (1821 - 1868)
  Charles William Culver (1852 - 1931)*
  Edwin M. Culver (1876 - 1939)*
  Fannie Leonora Culver McCurdy (1884 - 1913)*
  Verna Mae Culver (1891 - 1906)*
  Lillie Belle Culver (1894 - 1906)*
  Ellsworth C. Culver (1896 - 1919)*
  Infant Ellsworth**
  Elizabeth Ellsworth Thompson (1846 - 1915)*
  Catherine Ellsworth Batty (1848 - 1936)*
  William Ellsworth (1852 - 1903)*
  Roxanne G Ellsworth Leach (1853 - 1949)*
  Bessie Elsworth Culver (1856 - 1918)
  Benjamine F Ellsworth (1859 - 1925)*
  Pricilla A. Ellsworth (1861 - 1909)*
  George E. Ellsworth (1863 - 1957)*
*Calculated relationship
Dickens Cemetery
Clay County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Section 18, Block 2, Lot 7
Created by: Susan Montague Lundt
Record added: May 27, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 70464926
Bessie <i>Elsworth</i> Culver
Added by: Jerry Hillegas
Bessie <i>Elsworth</i> Culver
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Added by: Bonnie (Gallagher) Gilson
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- Susan Montague Lundt
 Added: May. 27, 2011

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