Person:Bessie Writer (1)

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Bessie Viola Writer
m. 4 Feb 1879
  1. Bessie Viola Writer1880 - 1944
  2. Robert Orphy Writer1885 - 1970
  3. Ross Jasper Writer1894 - 1965
m. 17 Nov 1897
  1. Jean Olive Tolle1898 - 1987
  2. Harold Napier Tolle1899 - 1966
  3. Howard LaVerne Tolle1901 - 1975
  4. Marian Frances Tolle1902 - 1995
Facts and Events
Name Bessie Viola Writer
Married Name[2] Bessie V. Tolle
Gender Female
Birth[2][3][5] 21 May 1880 Illinois, United States
Census[3] 1 Jun 1880 Mason twp., Effingham co., Illinois, United StatesBessie Writer, aged one month, daughter of Joseph Writer (occ. farmer), was also residing with her mother Rachal and grandfather Benjamin Writer (occ. farmer). It was recorded that Bessie was born in Illinois in May.
Census[4] 1 Mar 1895 Gypsum Creek twp., McPherson co., Kansas, United StatesB. V. Writer was residing with [father] J. J. Writer (occ. farmer), [mother] R. J. Writer, [siblings] J. E. Writer, R. O. Writer, and R. J. Writer. (No relationships are recorded in this census.) It was recorded that B. V. was born in Illinois.
Education[5][6] Bessie completed the eighth grade, and she could read and write.
Marriage License 3 Nov 1897 McPherson co., Kansas, United StatesA license was issued by Probate Judge J. W. Walker for Jasper N. Tolle, age 22, and Bessie V. Writer, age 17, both of Roxbury, Kansas.
to Jasper Newton Tolle
Marriage 17 Nov 1897 Roxbury, McPherson co., Kansas, United StatesJasper and Bessie were joined in marriage by Rev. G. M. Glick, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church. In the 1910 U.S. census it was recorded that this was the first marriage for each of them.
to Jasper Newton Tolle
Census 1 Jun 1900 Gypsum Creek twp., McPherson co., Kansas, United Stateson a farm, in a home that was rented
J. N. Tolle (occ. farmer) was residing with his wife B. V., daughter J. O., and infant son H. N. The place of birth of B. V. was recorded to be Illinois, and J. N. and the children were each born in Kansas. It was stated that B. V. had 2 children (all living).
with Jasper Newton Tolle
Census 1 Mar 1905 Gypsum Creek twp., McPherson co., Kansas, United States(in the Roxbury postal area)
in a home that was owned free of mortgage
J. N. Tolle (occ. clerk) was residing with [wife] Bessie V., [sons] Harold, Howard, [daughters] “Gene”, and “Marion”. (No relationships are recorded in this census.) It was recorded that all of the children were born in Kansas. Gene attended school within the year.
with Jasper Newton Tolle
Census 15 Apr 1910 Gypsum Creek twp., McPherson co., Kansas, United Statesin a home that was rented
Jasper N. Tolle (occ. merchant, general store) was residing with his wife Bessie V., sons Harold N. and Howard L., and daughters Jean O. and Marian F. All of the children attended school. It was stated that Bessie had 4 children (all living).
with Jasper Newton Tolle
Census 1 Mar 1915 Gypsum Creek twp., McPherson co., Kansas, United Stateson a farm, in a home that was rented
J. N. Tolle (occ. farmer) was residing with [wife] B. V., [sons] H. N., H. L., [daughters] J. O., and M. F. (No relationships are recorded in this census.) It was recorded that J. O. attended school within the year.
with Jasper Newton Tolle
Census 1 Jan 1920 Gypsum Creek twp., McPherson co., Kansas, United Statesin a home that was owned free of mortgage
Jasper Tolle (occ. truck driver) was residing with his wife Bessie, sons Harold and Howard, and daughter Marion. All of the children attended school.
with Jasper Newton Tolle
Census 1 Mar 1925 Gypsum Creek twp., McPherson co., Kansas, United Statesin a home that was owned free of mortgage
J. N. Tolle (occ. truck driver) was residing with his wife B. V., sons Harold (occ. work in bank) and Howard, and daughter Marion. It was recorded that Howard and Marion attended school within the year.
with Jasper Newton Tolle
Census 1 Apr 1930 Roxbury, McPherson co., Kansas, United Statesin a home that was owned
Jasper N. Tolle (occ. truck driver, general farm) was residing with his wife Bessie V. and a lodger Melda M. Mohler.
with Jasper Newton Tolle
Census 1 Apr 1940 Roxbury, McPherson co., Kansas, United Statesin a home that was owned
Jasper N. Tolle (occ. clerk, retail general store) was residing with his wife Bessie (unable to work) and a housekeeper Rosalene Forsberg (age 16; attended school). Jasper and Bessie were recorded as residing in the “same place” as in 1935.
with Jasper Newton Tolle
Death[1][2] 7 Sep 1944 Roxbury, McPherson co., Kansas, United StatesBessie died at home, after an illness lasting more than 10 years.
Burial[1][2] 10 Sep 1944 Valley View Memorial Cemetery, Gypsum Creek twp., McPherson co., Kansas, United StatesThe undertaker was Danielson Funeral Home. The grave marker is inscribed, “BESSIE V. TOLLE, [b.] MAY 21, 1880, [d.] SEPT. 7, 1944”.
Funeral[1] 10 Sep 1944 Roxbury, McPherson co., Kansas, United Statesat home, at 2:15 p.m., and at the Methodist Church, at 2:30 p.m.
References
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 “Mrs. J. N. Tolle Dies”, in The McPherson Daily Republican. (McPherson, Kansas), p 3, Fri., 8 Sept. 1944.

    Abstract:

    Mrs. J. N. Tolle, age 64; died at 10 p.m. 7 Sept. 1944 at home in Roxbury; ailing past 10 years; seriously ill last year. She married 1897, to J. N. Tolle. They lived in Roxbury.

    Survived by husband; son, Harold Tolle (McPherson); son, C-Petty Officer Howard Tolle (Seattle, Wash.); daughter, Mrs. Lewis Brust (Claflin); daughter, Mrs. Frank Verona (Roxbury); brother, Robert Writer (Macher, Wash.); brother, Ross Writer (Gypsum); nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

    Body lying in state in Danielson Funeral Home until the funeral. Funeral services at 2:15 p.m. Sunday [10 Sept. 1944] at home, and at 2:30 p.m. at Methodist Church, Roxbury, with Rev. J. W. Torrence (Gypsum) officiating.

  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3Bessie V. Tolle”, in Find A Grave, memorial 53100460. Viewed digital image of grave marker.
  3. 3.0 3.1 ED 141, Mason twp., Effingham, Illinois, in United States. 1880 U.S. Census Population Schedule, roll 205 (FHL #1254205), f 455-C, p 32, Joseph Writer household, [digital image, Ancestry.com], enumerated 19 June 1880.

    She was born “May”.

  4. Gypsum Creek twp., McPherson, in Kansas. State Board of Agriculture. State census of 1895. (Topeka, Kansas: Kansas State Historical Society, 1953-1958), microfilm K-86, p 10, dwelling n.n., family n.n., J. J. Writer household, [digital image, Ancestry.com].
  5. 5.0 5.1 ED 130, Gypsum Creek twp., McPherson, Kansas, in United States. 1900 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication T624), roll 488 (FHL #1240488), folio 13, sheet 1B, line 72, B. V. Tolle, [digital image, Ancestry.com], enumerated 2 June 1900.

    She was born “May 1880”. She could read and write.

  6. ED 57-11, Roxbury, McPherson, Kansas, in United States. 1940 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication T627), roll 1243, folio 71, sheet 6B, line 70, Bessie Tolle, [digital image, Ancestry.com], enumerated 2 May 1940.

    Highest grade of school completed “8”.