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Elizabeth "Bessie" Jones Williams
Birth: Jul. 24, 1863
Gloucestershire, England
Death: Aug. 13, 1897
Bannock County
Idaho, USA

My great-great-grandmother. Her parents were George and Ann Webb Jones. Bessie lost her mother as an infant and her father at age 7; thus she was raised mostly by her stepmother and the stepmother's 2nd husband. Bessie married George Williams in 1884. They then immigrated to the States and had 5 children, the oldest of whom was Herbert (my great-grandpa).

Below is a newspaper account of how Bessie died.


Mrs. George Williams Jumps Into the Portneuf River

Pocatello, Aug. 16 - (Special) The body of a woman was found in the Portneuf at the foot of Center street this evening. She had evidently been in the water several days and was identified as the wife of George Williams. She had evidently committed suicide.

Mr. Williams was for many years car inspector here but for the past two years has lived at Logan, Utah.

He was here yesterday looking for his wife, who he said had left home last Thursday, as he supposed, in a fit of mental aberration.

She was seen here Friday Morning but then disappeared.

(Idaho Statesman, Boise, ID; Tuesday, Aug. 17, 1897, pg 1; article courtesy Dawna Westbrook
Family links: 
  George Jones (1838 - 1870)
  George Williams (1863 - 1945)*
  Herbert J Williams (1887 - 1963)*
  Laura Elizabeth Williams Thacker (1889 - 1918)*
  George Stanley Williams (1892 - 1969)*
  Eugene Grant Williams (1894 - 1982)*
  Heber Walden Williams (1896 - 1957)*
*Calculated relationship
Logan City Cemetery
Cache County
Utah, USA
Plot: A_ 180_ 12_ 7
Created by: Collins Crapo
Record added: Jun 16, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7585162
Elizabeth Bessie <i>Jones</i> Williams
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Rest in peace. If indeed it was suicide Jesus does not judge. Hopefully the pain is all gone.
- Carole Kavelman
 Added: Feb. 17, 2017

- Lillie Riney
 Added: Feb. 5, 2017

- Brenda
 Added: Jan. 1, 2017
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