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 Bessie Clyde <I>Melson</I> Ragsdale

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Bessie Clyde Melson Ragsdale

  • Birth 24 Oct 1892 Fannin County, Texas, USA
  • Death 20 Sep 1972 Azle, Tarrant County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Boyd, Wise County, Texas, USA
  • Plot 2, 33, 1102
  • Memorial ID 43956564

Daughter of High Coplin Melson & Delila Ellen Gilbson; granddaughter of William Melson and Marion & Lavina Gibson.

Married George P. Ragsdale. Known children:
Cecil
Benjamin
John
Billy Dean
Grover
Alice Juanita (m Orville Howard Holmes)
Lila Priscilla (m Jerry D Mayhue)

1920 Grayson Co., TX census (index):
George P. (head) 39 b KY
Bessie (wife) 28 b TX
Sons: Cecil 4, Benjamin 2.

1930 Weatherford, Parker Co., TX census (index): George (head) 50 b KY
Bessie (wife) 39 b TX
Children: Cecil 14, Johnnie 8, Dean 6, Grover 4.
Geraldine Melson (niece) 7 b TX

1940 Precinct 1, Parker Co., TX census:
Bessie (head) 48 b TX, Widow, Farmer
Children: John 18, Dean 17, Grover 14, Juanita 9, Lila 6.

Retired telephone operator, Widow, 79 years, 10 months, 27 days, died of cardio respiratory arrest. Residence: Rt 1, Box 188 A, Boyd, Wise Co., TX. Death Certificate # 70733, informant: Mrs. Jerry D. Mayhue.


Family Members

Gravesite Details Buried September 23, 1972.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: WiseCountyTexas
  • Added: 5 Nov 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 43956564
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Bessie Clyde Melson Ragsdale (24 Oct 1892–20 Sep 1972), Find A Grave Memorial no. 43956564, citing Boyd Cemetery, Boyd, Wise County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .