Jan. 8, 1865 East Bangor Penobscot County Maine, USA
Feb. 17, 1953 Danbury Fairfield County Connecticut, USA
Bessie was born to James SPOONER (1819-1892) and Mary Frances WHITNEY (1830-1917). Her three brothers died very young and she was the only surviving child. She married Charles Sumner BARNUM (1859-1929) on 2 May 1894.