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 Elizabeth “Bessie” <I>Jones</I> Williams

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Elizabeth “Bessie” Jones Williams

  • Birth 24 Jul 1863 Gloucestershire, England
  • Death 13 Aug 1897 Pocatello, Bannock County, Idaho, USA
  • Burial Logan, Cache County, Utah, USA
  • Plot A_ 180_ 12_ 7
  • Memorial ID 7585162

My great-great-grandmother. Her parents were George and Ann Webb Jones. Bessie lost her mother as an infant and her father at age 7; thus she was raised mostly by her stepmother and the stepmother's 2nd husband. Bessie married George Williams in 1884. They then immigrated to the States and had 5 children, the oldest of whom was Herbert (my great-grandpa).

Below is a newspaper account of how Bessie died.
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POCATELLO SUICIDE

Mrs. George Williams Jumps Into the Portneuf River

Pocatello, Aug. 16 - (Special) The body of a woman was found in the Portneuf at the foot of Center street this evening. She had evidently been in the water several days and was identified as the wife of George Williams. She had evidently committed suicide.

Mr. Williams was for many years car inspector here but for the past two years has lived at Logan, Utah.

He was here yesterday looking for his wife, who he said had left home last Thursday, as he supposed, in a fit of mental aberration.

She was seen here Friday Morning but then disappeared.

(Idaho Statesman, Boise, ID; Tuesday, Aug. 17, 1897, pg 1; article courtesy Dawna Westbrook)


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  • Added: 16 Jun 2003
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elizabeth “Bessie” Jones Williams (24 Jul 1863–13 Aug 1897), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7585162, citing Logan City Cemetery, Logan, Cache County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Collins Crapo (contributor 669) .