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 Debbie Jane <I>Bailey</I> Messer

Debbie Jane Bailey Messer

Knox County, Kentucky, USA
Death 2 Feb 1966 (aged 72)
Knox County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Barbourville, Knox County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID 78012499 · View Source
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Debbie was the daughter of Cordelia "Cordia" Carnes and Gordon Bailey.

Debbie first married Jessie Evans and had 2 children
Ellen who died in 1913 at age 2 and
William Butler "Pee Jibb" who married Mary Elizabeth Renfro and they are both buried in this cemetery.

Debbie next married Otto Messer and they had the following children, several buried this cemetery:
1. Maude Scalf later Blevins 30 Jan 1916 20 May 2003
married James Franklin Scalf then Mr. Blevins. Had 9 children. Moved to Cincinatti. Looking for her burial location – can you help?

2. Dora West 1917 – 1998
had family in Bedford, Ohio. Buried with her husband’s maternal family in Camden, Lorain, Ohio.

3. Denver 5 Oct 1918 Flat Lick, Knox – 11 Jan 1919 Artemus, Flat Lick died in infancy

4. James D 24 Nov 1919 - 31 Jul 2005 Westlake, Cuyahoga County Ohio

5. Jacob “Jake” 1922

6. Victor 15 May 1925 Flat Lick - 11 Sep 2001 Frankfurt, Franklin County KY
buried Turkey Creek Cemetery with parents & grandparents
birth date on birth record and grave stone do not match

7. Otto 3 Apr 1926 Bell County – estimate death before 1930
does not appear in 1930 census
wonder if birth was traumatic, as this is the only birth in Bell county, maybe they went to a hospital?

8. Margaret “Lena” Burik 1926 – 2014 Retired in Florida. Provided wonderful interview of her parents and grandparents discussing the Great Depression and farm living in Knox County.

9. Ruth Wagner Panzuto 10 Feb 1932 Turkey Creek, Knox
1 Aug 1970 marriage record in Summit County, Ohio to
Philip Panzuto 22 May 1932. Moved to Fort Myers, Florida.

10. Paul 1935 Turkey Creek, Knox. Needs further research.

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  • Maintained by: Judy West
  • Originally Created by: Sharon Gallagher Smith
  • Added: 9 Oct 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 78012499
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Debbie Jane Bailey Messer (29 Oct 1893–2 Feb 1966), Find A Grave Memorial no. 78012499, citing Scalf-Howard Cemetery, Barbourville, Knox County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Judy West (contributor 47951710) .