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Martha Louella "Mattie" Hoskins Bessey
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Birth: Jul. 9, 1880
Rooks County
Kansas, USA
Death: Jan. 21, 1970
Osborne County
Kansas, USA


Martha Louella Hoskins (better known as Mattie), second daughter of John and Myra Hoskins, was born July 9, 1880, in a dugout on the rural homestead north- east of Codell, Rooks County, Kansas. She passed away January 18, 1970 at Parkview Manor Nursing Home at Osborne where she had been for 10 days after a month in the Plainville hospital, at the age of 89 years, six months, and nine days.
She was married September 15. 1897, to Arthur Lee Bessey. Two daughters and a son were born to this union. Her early
married life was spent on a farm near where she was born. In 1929 they moved to Natoma. Mr. Bessey passed away September 1933. On January 1, 1938, she was married to Stephen Crawford, and he passed away April 1941. She was an ambitious person, always lending a helping hand where needed. She was a member of the Natoma Presbyterian Church and Osborne Rebekah Lodge No. 262.
Those left to mourn her passing are a daughter, Mrs. Irene Gregory of Osborne; six grandchildren, Neola Vogts of Buhler, Leola Sprinkle of Denver, Colorado, Madonna Post of Valley Center, Leo Westhusin of Covina, California, Daryl Westhusin of Valley Center and Richard Gregory of Denver, Colorado; 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; two sisters Mrs. Sylvia Zeigler and Mrs. Bethena Conger of Natoma, and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
Preceding her in death were her parents, her husbands, a daughter, a son, two sons-in-law, a daughter in-law, two sisters, a brother, a grandson, and a great-granddaughter.
Funeral service was held at the United Presbyterian Church, Natoma, at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 21, with Burl Richards of Sterling officiating. Interment was in the Shiloh Cemetery, rural Rooks County. 
Family links: 
  John L Hoskins (1848 - 1923)
  Maria Almira Harper Hoskins (1852 - 1930)
  Arthur Lee Bessey (1873 - 1933)
  Steven A. Crawford (1862 - 1940)
  Clio Hazel Bessey Westhusin (1899 - 1966)*
  Clifford Lee Bessey (1904 - 1967)*
  Irene Florence Bessey Gregory (1913 - 1973)*
  Dora Marilla Hoskins Dougherty (1875 - 1924)*
  Albert Winfield Hoskins (1876 - 1943)*
  Martha Louella Hoskins Bessey (1880 - 1970)
  Laura B. Hoskins Anderson (1884 - 1963)*
  Sylva Anna Hoskins Zeigler (1887 - 1978)*
  Bethena Stella Conger (1889 - 1979)*
*Calculated relationship
Wife of Arthur L. Bessey
Shiloh Cemetery
Rooks County
Kansas, USA
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Originally Created by: shirleyw55
Record added: Oct 07, 2008
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Martha Louella Mattie <i>Hoskins</i> Bessey
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Martha Louella Mattie <i>Hoskins</i> Bessey
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Martha Louella Mattie <i>Hoskins</i> Bessey
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 Added: Oct. 7, 2008

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