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Bessie May Bigler Findley,
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Birth: Jul. 14, 1894
Fayette County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jun. 16, 1963
Butler County
Pennsylvania, USA

Father, Elmer Bigler
Mother, Laura Chamberlain Bigler

Bessie was one of nine children (two were deceased at birth)

Bessie may, first marriage To Henry john Francis Schuette, on Jan, 5 1911.

Henry john Francis Schuette, Died Nov 17 1917 of influenza bronchitis.

Henry is buried in Mount Calvary Cemetery in McKee's Rock PA.

Bessie was left to raise her three sons all alone,
Bessie and the children ended up going to an orphan home where she found work as a housekeeper trying to keep the family together.

Bessie and Henry had four children,

Raymond Schuette,
John Schuette,
Eli nor Schuette,(Ellie or Eleanora) there daughter died may 16. 1916. at age of two from measles. She buried in Mount Calvary cemetery in McKee's Rock PA.

Henry Francis Jr, Schuette, died June 4, 1941 was tragically killed in a coal mine accident, in Culmerville PA, The roof of the mine caves in. Henry john is buried Deer creek Cemetery in Cheswick Allegheny County PA.

Bessie may bigler schuette, met and married Oscar Cleveland findley on
Nov 3. 1924,

Oscar findley was a contractor and business man. He started O. C .COMSTRUCTION CO, with his own two hands.

Oscar and Bessie May had lived in various places, in Allegheny County PA, Wexford PA, Aetna PA, Saxonburg PA.
They eventually brought the whole family to a farm in West Sunbury PA.
Now is called (state game land reserves) or glades.
They then moved to Hilliard PA. It is that this residence that Oscar and Bessie grew old together then passed on to a better life.

Oscar and Bessie may, had five children together

Margaret Findley,
Elizabeth Findley,
Florence Findley,
Eleanora Elaine findley Scott, Apr 16 1935 June 14 2001(Eleanora is my mother)
Howard Holmes Findley, Aug 8 1937 Sep 30 1974

Mother's own words

She would reflect on such sweet memories of farm, when she was little girl. She would always talk about splitting rails to sail to the coal mines for support,
Selling chicken and eggs to make ends meet.

The Christmas tree that obtained from a neighbor so Howard her younger brother would have a Christmas tree. Retrieving the fallen apples from the snow covered ground to make pies with her mom. She reflected on one evening when there was little food house and her and her brother Howard and her niece Bessie, wanted something sweet , her mom was able to find items to make them some fudge.

When my mother would reflect on her memory of her life on farm, to me and my siblings and the grandchildren you could see the excitement in my mother's face And eyes, as she talked about her father and mother, brother, and sister for they virtually had nothing of any of any real materialize value, and sometimes not even the necessity items for survival, and to hear her talk, they had everything!
The essentials for one survival, is not what we do not have but what we have.

This is something my mother has taught her children, look at what you have, and look at the good aspects of it. For if you look at the bad aspects of life, that's all you will ever see what is bad in life.

As an author, I only wish it could have known my grandparents, but I did get to know them through researching them. My mother telling us stories about her parents. I and my siblings were lucky, they got to enjoy the stories that my mother would tell us.

Family links: 
  Henry John Francis Schuette, (1889 - 1917)*
  Oscar Cleveland Findley, (1892 - 1961)*
  Raymond Earl Schuette, (1911 - 1979)*
  Elinor May Schuette, (1913 - 1916)*
  Henry Francis Schuette, (1914 - 1941)*
  John Herman Schuette, (1918 - 1997)*
  Eleanora Elaine Findley Scott (1935 - 2001)*
  Howard Holmes Findley (1937 - 1974)*
*Calculated relationship

Life time of memories,
Rosewood Cemetery
Butler County
Pennsylvania, USA
Created by: Christopher Scott
Record added: Aug 01, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 114768393
Bessie May <i>Bigler</i> Findley,
Added by: Christopher Scott
Bessie May <i>Bigler</i> Findley,
Added by: Christopher Scott
Bessie May <i>Bigler</i> Findley,
Added by: Christopher Scott
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