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Bessie Mae Priest
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Birth: Aug. 26, 1891
Madison County
Nebraska, USA
Death: Dec. 24, 1909
Los Angeles County
California, USA

According to news articles, Bessie was engaged to Harry Sayer, son of a well known millionaire manufacturer of Newark, New Jersey. She suffered from ptomaine poisoning after eating salad and chili con carne in a Glendale restaurant. She suffered for twenty days, and died on Christmas Eve 1909. It was alleged that she had been poisoned by a rival for the affections of Harry Sayer, that he had warned her about the woman, she had been seen at the restaurant with a woman, and had talked about it in her delerium. Her mother, Jennie Priest (later Reid), wanted it investigated as a homicide, however, the sheriff discredited the theory. 
Family links: 
  Jane Spink Reid (1860 - 1945)
  Alfred Franklyn Priest (1887 - 1931)*
  Emma A. Priest Patnoe (1888 - 1965)*
  Bessie Mae Priest (1891 - 1909)
*Calculated relationship
Angelus Rosedale Cemetery
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Section D #145 Grave 3NE
Created by: Carol Fritsch
Record added: Apr 26, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 109568251
Bessie Mae Priest
Added by: Carol Fritsch
Bessie Mae Priest
Added by: Don Lynch
Bessie Mae Priest
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