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Arthur Lee Bessey
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Birth: Mar. 30, 1873
Schoolcraft
Kalamazoo County
Michigan, USA
Death: Sep. 30, 1933
Natoma
Osborne County
Kansas, USA

Arthur L. Bessey was born March 30, 1873 at Schoolcraft, Mich. At the age of five years he came with his parents to Kansas, locating in the Shiloh community where he grew to manhood and where all but nine years of his life were spent.
He was united in marriage to Miss Mattie Hoskins. Sept. 15, 1897. Two daughters and one son were born to this union.
Four years ago they retired from the farm, moving to Natoma where he passed away Sept. 30, 1933, at the age of 60 years and 6 months. Mr. Bessey had been in ill health for over two years and for the past 14 months had been confined to his bed. His was an unusually cheerful and jovial disposition and he bore his lingering illness with much patience and fortitude, seeming never to lose his cheerfulness.
He was a member of, the Mason lodge at Codell. and Odd Fellow lodge at Natoma. Mr. Bessey was a good neighbor, a kind husband and father. He had many friends and was much respected by them.
Those left to mourn his passing, are the wife, Mrs. Mattie Bessey, three children, Mrs. Clio Westhusin, of Codell, Clifford of Codell, and Irene of the home, the aged mother, Mrs. Sarah Bessey, two brothers, Merritt of Porterville, Calif., and Dr. Lyman Bessey of Salina, Kansas, and five grandchildren.
His father, a brother Elisha, and sister Caro preceded him in death. He was raised in the Shiloh Presbyterian church, and about a year ago made a clear confession of his faith in Christ his Savior. 
 
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 Parents:
  Horace Greeley Bessey (1826 - 1903)
  Sarah Margaret Cole Bessey (1847 - 1939)
 
 Spouse:
  Martha Louella Hoskins Bessey (1880 - 1970)*
 
 Children:
  Clio Hazel Bessey Westhusin (1899 - 1966)*
  Clifford Lee Bessey (1904 - 1967)*
  Irene Florence Bessey Gregory (1913 - 1973)*
 
 Siblings:
  Elisha Lemuel Bessey (1867 - 1931)*
  Merritt Cole Bessey (1869 - 1943)*
  Arthur Lee Bessey (1873 - 1933)
  Carolina M Bessey (1875 - 1896)*
  Lyman Richard Bessey (1883 - 1959)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Husband of Mattie L. Bessey
 
Burial:
Shiloh Cemetery
Codell
Rooks County
Kansas, USA
Plot: Burial # 218, Lot 3, Block 6
 
Maintained by: R Gregory
Originally Created by: shirleyw55
Record added: Oct 07, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 30391607
Arthur Lee Bessey
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Arthur Lee Bessey
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Arthur Lee Bessey
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My grandfather
- R Gregory
 Added: Jun. 9, 2013
1 Corinthians 15: 15 - 16, 29.
- shirleyw55
 Added: Oct. 7, 2008
 
 
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