Thursday, October 27, 2011

1908 Photo of Elwood George Bessey, b. Parkman, Maine 1892

1908 Photograph of Elwood George Bessey; taken by the Call Studio of Dexter, Maine.

From online research, hopefully correct:

Elwood George Bessey was born 20 May 1892 at Parkman, Maine, the son of Seth and Mary Susan (Brown) Bessey, who married at Parkman, Maine on 4 June 1881.

Elwood's paternal grandparents were Anthony and Mercy Carsley (Dearth) Bessey.  Before Anthony, I believe the family spelled the name Besse.

Elwood's maternal grandparents were William Henry Brown and wife Helen Augusta (Smart) Brown.

A graduate of Bates College, Elwood was mentioned in a Bates publication as having been a principal at North Berwick, Maine in 1913.  

He retired from Scarborough, Maine, High School as principal in 1948.  A junior high school at Scarborough was named for him.  

He was a member of Hadattah Lodge of Odd Fellows and the Masons, at Portland, Maine.  After moving to St. Petersburg, Florida, he became a deacon of the First Congregational Church there.

He died in St. Petersburg in 1971.  I don't believe he married.

If you have any corrections, additions or insights regarding Elwood George Bessey or his family, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

A map of Parkman, Maine:

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