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 Lillie Maud <I>Petersen</I> Bess

Lillie Maud Petersen Bess

Granger, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Death 7 Feb 1918 (aged 27)
Granger, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Taylorsville, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Plot Sec 1, Plot C, Lot 30, Space 8
Memorial ID 144864 · View Source
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Lillie Maud Petersen was born in Granger, Utah on 2 September 1890 (a fraternal twin to LeRoy Melvin Petersen). She and LeRoy were the 4th and 5th of 13 children born to Nelsen and Sarah Petersen, Mormon converts and pioneers.

Lillie married William Franklin Bess (a widower with 2 daughters) on 7 June 1916 in the Salt Lake Temple. She gave birth to their child (a son named William Grant Bess) on 31 January 1918, however she died 7 days later on 7 February 1918 due to childbirth complications. She was 27 years old.

Her husband died one year later of pneumonia and influenza, and their son William Grant Bess was raised by her parents.




  • Maintained by: Burnt Almond Fudge
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 144864
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Lillie Maud Petersen Bess (2 Sep 1890–7 Feb 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 144864, citing Taylorsville Memorial Park Cemetery, Taylorsville, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Burnt Almond Fudge (contributor 46857451) .