Charles F. Bessom

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Charles F. Bessom

Birthplace: Massachusetts, United States
Death: March 31, 1872 (28)
Immediate Family:

Son of Philip Bessom and Louisa Bessom
Husband of Mary F. Bessom
Father of Gertrude L. Bessom; Charles F. Bessom and Frank Arthur Bessom
Brother of Mary E. Bessom; Sarah Bessom; Edward A. Bessom; George H. Bessom and William Bessom

Occupation: Printer
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About Charles F. Bessom

(VI) Charles F. Bessom, son of Philip Bessom (5), or Besson, was born in Lynn or Marblehead. Massachusetts, in 1844. He married Mary F. Lovejoy, born in Nashua, New

Hampshire, March 24, 1847, daughter of John E. and Mary Ann (Avery) Lovejoy. He was educated in the Lynn public schools, and learned the trade of printer, and was in the printing business all his life. In religion he was a Unitarian, in politics a Republican. He enlisted in the civil war in Company F, Sixth Massachusetts Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers. He died March 31, 1872. Children: 1. Charles F., single, lives in Reading, Massachusetts. 2. Gertrude L., who married Frank L. Edgerley, of Reading, Massachusetts; they have one child, Alice C. 3. Frank Arthur, born in Lynn June 13, 1872; mentioned below.

(VII) Frank Arthur Bessom, son of Charles F. Bessom (6), was born in Lynn, Massachusetts, June 13, 1872. His father died two and one-half months before he was born, and his mother removed to Hollis, New Hampshire, later to Reading, Massachusetts, where he was educated in the public schools, graduating in 1889 from the Readmg n1gh school. He began his business career as clerk in a dry-goods store in Reading. Since 1897 Mr. Bessom has been assistant postmaster of Reading. He is also a partner in the undertaking firm of Edgerly & Bessom, Reading. He is a Republican in politics, and a Congre- gationalist in religion. He is a member of Good Samaritan Lodge, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, and of Security Lodge of Odd Fellows, of Reading.

He married August 30, 1903, at Reading, Alice B. Rand, born April 6, 1880, a graduate of the Boston high school, daughter of Charles S. Rand, an inspector of the Metropolitan Water Board, Boston. She is a descendant of Governor William Bradford. They have no children.

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Charles F. Bessom's Timeline

Massachusetts, United States
March 31, 1872
Age 28
June 13, 1872
Age 28