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Bessie Lee Splawn

Klickitat County, Washington, USA
Death 19 Mar 1908 (aged 21)
Polk County, Oregon, USA
Burial Lyle, Klickitat County, Washington, USA
Memorial ID 37449693 · View Source
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Daughter of Francis Marion Splawn &
Rebecca Ann [Gilliam] Splawn

Miss Bessie Splawn Succumbs to Ravages of Consumption, Aged 21 Years.

Miss Bessie Splawn died at the home of her sister, Mrs. A. K. Oilar, in this city Thursday evening, after an illness of consumption extending over many months. Miss Splawn accompanied her father to Dallas from Eastern Washington about two years ago, and was taken ill a short time after arriving here. She underwent treatment at some of Portland's best hospitals, and also sought relief in the mountain air of the Alsea country, but the disease refused to yield to any treatment, and for several weeks before her death she had been unable to leave her room.
Miss Splawn was the youngest daughter of Frank M. Splawn, an old time resident of Polk county. She was born in Washington, and spent her childhood days on her father's farm in Klickitat county. She was 21 years old at the time of her death. Miss Bessie had many friends, and her early death will be mourned by all.
The remains were taken to Klickitat county, where they will be laid to rest beside those of her mother, who died many years ago.
Polk County Observer (Polk Co., Oregon) 24 Mar 1908, 1:1

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  • Maintained by: LoRetta Hughes
  • Originally Created by: Scott Bolliger
  • Added: 24 May 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 37449693
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Bessie Lee Splawn (20 Oct 1886–19 Mar 1908), Find A Grave Memorial no. 37449693, citing Lyle-Balch Cemetery, Lyle, Klickitat County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by LoRetta Hughes (contributor 46865226) .