Henry Thomas Jones
(1855-1941)
Laura Bell Tarkington
(1861-1929)
Bessie A. Jones
(1890-1924)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Marcus Estel Beher

2. Fred D. Cochran
3. Oliver Rudolph Manford

Bessie A. Jones 3

  • Born: 22 Mar 1890, Kokomo, Howard, IN 1
  • Marriage (1): Marcus Estel Beher on 31 Dec 1911 in Kokomo, Howard, IN 1
  • Marriage (2): Fred D. Cochran on 18 Feb 1917 in Kokomo, Howard, IN 1 2
  • Marriage (3): Oliver Rudolph Manford on 17 Mar 1921 in Indianapolis, Marion, IN 1
  • Died: 7 Aug 1924, Linwood, Madison, IN, United States at age 34 1 4
  • Buried: 9 Aug 1924, Alexandria: Park View Cemetery, Madison, Indiana, United States 5

   Another name for Bessie was Bessie A. Jones.1

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Newspaper: Indianapolis News: CONNERSVILLE -- Suite for $10,000 damages has been filed against the Light, Heat and Power Company by the widow of Estel Beher, a lineman who received a fatal shock last July, when he tried to trim and electric lamp., 29 Sep 1914, Indianapolis, Marion, IN. 6

2. Residence: on 18 Feb 1917 in Kokomo, Howard, IN.

3. Residence: 426 N. Armstrong St., Kokomo, IN on 5 Jun 1917 in Kokomo, Howard, IN. 7

4. Newspaper: The Call-Leader: Superior Court: Bessie Cochran vs. Fred D. Cochran, divorce; answer to defendant filed; cause submitted to court; evidence heard in part; continued for further evidence., 17 Nov 1919, Elwood, Madison, IN. 2

5. Newspaper: The Call-Leader: Superior Court: Bessie Cochran vs. Fred D. Cochran, divorce; Cause stricken from docket; costs vs. Defendant., 14 Apr 1920, Elwood, Madison, IN. 8

6. Obituary: Call-Leader: obituary of Mrs. Bessie Manford on 8 Aug 1924 in Elwood, Madison, IN. 4 9 ---
MRS. O. R. MANFORD
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Dies of Tuberculosis at Beher Home at Linwood Thursday.
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Mrs. Bessie Manford, 33, wife of Ollie R. Manford, of Indianapolis, died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Warren Beher at Linwood, Thursday, after a ten months' illness of tuberculosis.
She is survived by the husband and one son, Marcus H. aged eleven years; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Jones, and a brother, Charles V. Jones of Circlesville; and a sister, Mrs. Harry Stauffer, of South Bend.
Funeral services will be conducted at the Linwood Christian church Saturday morning at 10:30 o'clock by Rev. William Wittkamper of Elwood, and the burial will be in the cemetery at Alexandria.

7. Obituary: Alexandria Times-Tribune: funeral of Mrs. Manford on 11 Aug 1924 in Alexandria, Alexandria (city), VA. 5 FUNERAL OF LATE MRS. MANFORD HELD SATURDAY
The funeral of the late Mrs. Bessie Manford, wife of Ollie R. Manford, was held at the Linwood Christian church, Saturday morning at 10:30 o'clock. The church was filled with relatives and friends. Rev. William Whitcamper, of Elwood, read for a scripture lesson "Behold I show you a mystery," and other appropriate passages from the Bible. For a text he used the first verse of the second chapter of 2nd Corinthians, as follows: "Having, therefore, these promises." Mrs. David Gahymer sung. 'Abide With Me," and "The Old Rugged Cross." The pallbearers were Herman Pierce, Claudo Humphries, Lee Williams, and Will Smith. Flower carriers were Nellie Jones, Pauline Recker, Arrahmanna Shaw, Dorothy Rlcker, Beulah Quinn, and Daisy Whetsel. Interment followed at Park View cemetery, this city.


Bessie married Marcus Estel Beher, son of Marcus Warren Beher and Myrtle M. Hannah, on 31 Dec 1911 in Kokomo, Howard, IN.1 (Marcus Estel Beher was born on 14 Dec 1889 in , Grant, IN,10 died on 27 Jul 1914 in Connersville, Fayette, IN, United States 10 11 and was buried on 30 Jul 1914 in Alexandria: Park View Cemetery, Madison, Indiana, United States 11.)


Bessie next married Fred D. Cochran on 18 Feb 1917 in Kokomo, Howard, IN.1 2 The marriage ended in divorce in Apr 1920. (Fred D. Cochran was born on 1 Jan 1893 in Bowling Green, Warren, KY, United States 7.)


Bessie next married Oliver Rudolph Manford on 17 Mar 1921 in Indianapolis, Marion, IN.1 (Oliver Rudolph Manford was born on 8 Apr 1891 in Manville, Jefferson, IN, United States,12 died on 1 Oct 1963 in Indianapolis, Marion, IN 12 and was buried in Indianapolis, Marion, IN 12.)


Sources


1 <i>Find A Grave</i>, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/130088084.

2 <i>The Call-Leader (Elwood, IN)</i>, 17 Nov 1919, divorce of Fred Cochran and Bessie Cochran.

3 FamilySearch.org, <i>Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVM1-JZB2 Marcus Keith Beher and Lucille Arnette, 21 Dec 1940; citing Wabash, Indiana.

4 <i>The Call-Leader (Elwood, IN)</i>, 8 Aug 1924, page 1. Obituary of Mrs. O. R. Manford.

5 <i>The Alexandria Times-Tribune (Alexandria, IN)</i>, 11 Aug 1924, page 1. Funeral of Mrs. Manford.

6 "Indianapolis News (Indianapolis, IN)," 29 Sep 1914, page 3.

7 <i>United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZKY-473 Fred D Cochran.

8 <i>The Call-Leader (Elwood, IN)</i>, 14 Apr 1920, divorce of Fred Cochran and Bessie Cochran.

9 <i>The Call-Leader (Elwood, IN)</i>, 8 Aug 1924, page 1. Obituary of Mrs. Bessie Manford.

10 <i>Find A Grave</i>, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/130087588.

11 Ancestry.com, <i>Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011</i>, Marcus Estel Beher, father Marcus W. Beher, mother Myrtle Hannah, spouse Bessie.

12 <i>Find A Grave</i>, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/67409084.



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