Bessie Gwendolyn CONGDON

697. Bessie Gwendolyn CONGDON, daughter of John Francis CONGDON and Neiza OLIVER, was born on 9 June 1891 in Iron Mountain.

Bessie G aged 8 appeared in the census on 1 June 1900 at 3469 Glen Ave, Chicago. She was living with her parents John [37] a Horse Shoer and Eleiza [37] and siblings Richard J [12], Henry E [10], Ruth C [4] and Lannclut [1].

Bessie married Arthur LOEHRKE on 6 November 1909.

Arthur LOEHRKE, was born on 18 July 1888 (date from gravestone image) in Chicago.

During the 1910 Federal US census Arthur aged 21 a Shipping Clerk and Bessie G [18] were living at 3344 Hutchinson Street, Chicago. (

Arthur G died on 19 March 1915 in Chicago. He was buried in the Forest Home Cemetery, Forest Park, Cook County.

Gravestone image: Arthur G Loehrke 1888 - 1915Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 29 September 2020), memorial page for Arthur G. Loehrke (19 Jul 1888–19 Mar 1915), Find a Grave Memorial no. 114630125, citing Forest Home Cemetery, Forest Park, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave (contributor 8) .

Probate granted to Bessie Loehrke on 23 April 1915.

Arthur LOEHRKE and Bessie Gwendolyn CONGDON had at least two children.

Bessie G married Byron L WILSON on 9 August 1916 in Chicago.

Byron Louis WILSON, son of William Henry (Borchers) WILSON and Ida May SMITH was born on 18 July 1885 in Aledo, Illinois, USA.

Byron aged 34 a Telegraph Operator and Bessie [26] and their children appeared in the 1920 US census living at 5712 Sunnyside Ave., Chicago. Living with Bessie’s mother Neiza [56] Bessie’s siblings Ruth [24] a Bookkeeper, Lancelot [21] a Clerk.

During the 1930 census of America Byron aged 44 a Telegraphy Operator and Bessie 38 were living 6618 Northwest Highway, Chicago. Living with them were their children. (Census Place: Chicago, Cook, Illinois; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 1468;)

Byron aged 52 a Typist and Bessie [50] appeared in the 1940 US Federal Census living at 6618 North West Highway, Chicago. Living with them was their children and possibly a granddaughter. (Census Place: Chicago, Cook, Illinois; Roll: m-t0627-01003; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 103-2557)

Bessie Gwendolyn died on 9 December 1941 in Chicago. She was buried in Acacia Park Cemetery and Mausoleum.

Gravestone omage: Bessie Gwendolyn Congdon Loehrke Wilson 1891 - 1941Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 29 September 2020), memorial page for Bessie Gwendolyn Congdon Wilson (9 Jun 1891–9 Dec 1941), Find a Grave Memorial no. 69566994, citing Acacia Park Cemetery and Mausoleum, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Chemica (contributor 47480796) .

Byron died on 28 August 1948 in Chicago.  He was buried in Acacia Park Cemetery and Mausoleum.

Gravestone image: Byron Louis Wilson 1885 - 1848Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 29 September 2020), memorial page for Byron Louis Wilson (18 Jul 1885–28 Aug 1948), Find a Grave Memorial no. 69566299, citing Acacia Park Cemetery and Mausoleum, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Chemica (contributor 47480796) .

 

Byron Louis WILSON and Bessie Gwendolyn CONGDON had at least seven children.