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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