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Obituary of BESSIE BRITT
Death of Mrs. Britt

Mrs. William Britt, nee Miss Bessie Belsom, died at her home in this city Saturday morning, August 10th, 1901, after a lingering illness of several weeks. The funeral occurred Sunday morning at ten o’clock from the Baptist church, conducted by Rev. Teall, and was attended by a large number of relatives and friends. The remains were buried in the Larned cemetery.

Bessie Belsom was born at Newmarket, Cambridgeshire, England, in 1835. She came to America in 1861, and was married to William Britt at Louisville, Kentucky, in 1864. Sometime after the marriage the family moved from Kentucky to Missouri, and came from the latter state to Kansas in 1887. Her home was in Larned during the latter ten years of her life, and she made many friends here, especially among the membership of the Baptist church, who sincerely mourn her death.

Her children who survive her are Mrs. Mattie Hale, wife of S. I. Hale, Esq., of La Crosse; Mrs. Manie B. Cone, of Grand Junction, Colorado; Mrs. Mittie B. Morton, of Amabata, Indian Territory, all of whom were with her when she died. Her step-daughter, Mrs. John Williamson, of this city, was also with her during her sickness and at her death, as was her husband and son-in-law, S. I. Hale, of La Crosse.

Transcribed and Contributed by Richard Schwartzkopf

Last Updated:  Thursday, November 24, 2005 20:16:08

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