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Bess Stoner Loden Hale
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Birth: 1875
Daylight
Warren County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Jan. 16, 1922
Topeka
Shawnee County
Kansas, USA

Bessie was orphaned at 8 years old. After leaving Tennessee with the Humbolt family, Bessie was their maid-of-all-work on a farm in central Kansas, near Ellis. They built and lived in a sod house heated by a single fireplace. Bessie was allowed to go to school when the farmwork would permit. A Doctor in the area took an interest in her and loaned her books to study. Eventually he assisted her to enter the School of Nursing, at the Stormont Hospital, Topeka, Kansas.
Bessie graduated from Stormont Hospital School of Nursing and became a Registered Nurse at Stormont for several years, then moved to the Santa Fe Hospital, in Topeka where she met and married Fred Erwin Hale, the hospital pharmacist.
In her later years Bessie attempted to manage a small ranch in Texas. 
 
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 Parents:
  Benjamin Franklin Loden (1847 - 1881)
  Jane Stoner Loden (1854 - 1877)
 
 Spouse:
  Fred E. Hale (1875 - 1930)*
 
 Children:
  Frederick S. Hale (1910 - 1926)*
 
 Siblings:
  Ella Lee Loden Yager (1875 - 1962)*
  Bess Stoner Loden Hale (1875 - 1922)
  William Franklin Loden (1878 - 1952)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Rochester Cemetery
Topeka
Shawnee County
Kansas, USA
Plot: Sec. 2, Lot 174
 
Maintained by: Jim Loden
Originally Created by: Larry & Nancy Brooks
Record added: Mar 25, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 67432986
Bess Stoner <i>Loden</i> Hale
Added by: B. Presley
 
Bess Stoner <i>Loden</i> Hale
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Added by: Alan Misner
 
 
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