Byron Bess

Male 1870 - 1952  (81 years)


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  • Name Byron Bess 
    Born 7 Oct 1870  Irving College, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 0Jan 1952  Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Oak Grove Cemetery, Centertown, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I33437  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 25 Jul 2017 

    Father Israel Putnam Bess,   b. 29 Mar 1844, Grundy County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1910, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Balzora Dearing Ward,   b. 10 Jun 1840, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Feb 1892, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Married 2 Jan 1869  Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F11757  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Martha Elna "Mattie" Davenport,   b. 23 Dec 1871, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 1946, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 18 Sep 1898  Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. Winnie Bess,   b. 0___ 1900, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Flora L. Bess,   b. 0___ 1902, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Jesse B. Bess,   b. 0___ 1903, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Mattie M. Bess,   b. 0___ 1905, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. James M. Bess,   b. 15 Aug 1908, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1992  (Age 83 years)
     6. George Bess
     7. Harry Clark Bess
    Last Modified 25 May 2018 
    Family ID F12275  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Oct 1870 - Irving College, Warren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 Sep 1898 - Warren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 0Jan 1952 - Warren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Oak Grove Cemetery, Centertown, Warren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Byron Bess, 81, retired farmer and veteran Warren county political leader, died at his home in the 11th district, near Centertown. Services were Tuesday morning at 9:30 o'clock at the Oak Grove Baptist Church. Rev. W.J. Thompson, Baptist minister, officiated and burial was in the Oak Grove cemetery.

      Mr. Bess native of Warren county, was born near Irving College October 7, 1870. He was a son of I.P. Bess and Balzora Dearing Bess and he was married in 1898 to Miss Mattie Davenport, also of Warren county. She died five years ago. Mr. Bess moved with his family from the Irving College section to the 11th district when he was 16 years of age and had resided there since.

      For a number of years Mr. Bess was active in the political life of Warren county and although never a candidate for public office, he was at one time a member of the county school board. He was a member of the Baptist Church.

      Mr. Bess is survived by Benton Bess, Indianapolis, Ind., George, Harry, Clark and James Bess, Centertown; two daughters, Mrs. T.L. Hillis, Centertown, and Mrs. W.W. Smartt, Murfreesboro; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Cates and Mrs. W. M. Arledge, Centertown; a half-brother, John Bess, McMinnville; a half-sister, Mrs. Cora Clark, Ohio. Also six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Arrangements by High Funeral Home.

      Southern Standard, McMinnville, TN. Fri, 18 Jan 1952, p. 1. [2]

  • Sources 
    1. [S45952] https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MGNF-52S.

    2. [S45953] http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=bess&GSfn=byron&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=3562.

    3. [S9103] FamilySearch,org.

    4. [S44617] Warren County Marriage Records 1852-1900, by Fred Clark, 11.