​​​​07-Bessie Claire Gardner
Birth: 5 Jul 1885, Scott Co, IN
Death: 1 Dec 1971- age 86
Occupation: SSN: 304-34-6396/IN
Burial: Mt Hebron Cemetery
Mother: Ella Maude Garriott

Marriage: 24 Feb 1904, Wash Co, IN
Spouse: James Harvey PARKER
Birth: 3 Aug 1881, Indiana
Death: Jun 1946, Indiana- age 64
Burial: Mt Hebron Cemetery
Military: Registered for WW1 draft on 12 Sep 1918 @ 37 years old
Father: George Washington Parker (1840-1882)
Mother: Mary Elizabeth 'Libby" Garriott (1843-1886) 

     CHILDREN: Bessie and James had three children:
08----OLIVE HELEN PARKER [b. 20 May 1904; d. 8 Oct 1965, Louisville, Jefferson Co, KY- age 61, bur. Mt Hebron Cemetery], m.
Orra O MORGAN [b. 28 Jan 1902; d. 12 Jun 1961- age 59, bur. Mt Hebron Cemetery], had son:
    09----JAMES WILLIAM MORGAN [b. 5 Jan 1933; d. 14 May 1979- age 46, bur. Mt Hebron Cemetery], SSN: 400-40-7086/KY, m. 2nd
Carrie LEE [b. 6 Dec 1942, bur. Mt Hebron Cemetery].
08----GEORGE W PARKER [b. 4 Dec 1911; d. 21 Mar 1916- age 4, buried Mt. Hebron] and
08----PAUL PARKER [b. 31 Oct 1917, Wash Co, IN; d. 3 Dec 1918- age 1, buried Mt. Hebron].

     1900 Wash Co, IN census: has (all b. IN) Frank P Scifres 45, Farmer; Sarah E Scifres 42; John W Scifres 52, Day Laborer; and James H Parker 18 (Nephew) Student.
     James M Garriott 40; and Mary R Garriott 36; lived next door with their four children.
     On the same census page is Clinton R Taylor 54, b. OH, Farmer; Bertie Taylor 25, b. IN; Edley C Taylor 18, b. IN; Bunny Taylor 9, b. IN; Orileta Garriott 26, b. IN, Daughter (Widow); Ruth Garriott 7, b. IN (Granddaughter); and Harry Garriott 5, b. IN (Grandson). (Orleta Taylor Garriott m. Lycurgus Von Garriott who died at the age of 24)
     1910 Wash Co, IN census: has (all b. IN) James H Parker 28, Farmer-General Farm; Bessie Parker 24; Olive H Parker 5; and Kenneth Parker 4.
     1920 Wash Co, IN census: has (all b. IN) James H Parker 38, Farmer-General Farm; Bessie C Parker 34; Olive H Parker 15; and Kenneth G Parker 13.
     1930 Wash Co, IN census: has James H Parker 48, b. IN, Farmer- Gen Farm; and Bessie Parker 44, b. IN.
     1940 Wash Co, IN census: has (all b. IN) James H Parker 58, Farmer-Farm; Bessie Parker 54; Ella M Hudson 75 (Mother-in-Law); and Eugene Purlee 18, Hired Hand.

     BIOGRAPHY: Bessie's birth father, Thompson A Gardner [b. 1864; d. 7 Dec 1885- age 21, Louisville, KY], died by drowning in the Ohio River while awaiting a ferry boat to return him to Indiana after taking produce to Louisville. 7, 43 He died before Bessie was a year old. Thompson A Gardner is listed as being divorced from Lucy J Gardner on 26 Sep 1884, Wash Co, IN: Bk W/388, 409. This marriage would have been prior to his marriage to Bessie's mother, Ella Maude Garriott.
     Bessie married her first cousin, James H Parker, son of George Parker and Elizabeth Garriott.  James H Parker is listed as grandson in James M "Uncle Jimmie" Garriott's will-- abstract dated 20 Mar 1890.

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