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Bessie Elizabeth Wiggins

Female 1916 - 2001  (85 years)


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  • Name Bessie Elizabeth Wiggins  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Birth 11 Sep 1915  Waycross, Ware, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6, 7
    Born 11 Sep 1916  Waycross, Ware, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 5, 8, 9, 10
    Gender Female 
    Residence 3 Jan 1920  Waycross, Ware, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Parallel Street, Ward 2 
    Residence 7 Apr 1930  Waycross, Ware, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    1616 Creswell Street 
    Residence 6 Apr 1940  Lake City, Columbia, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence 1945  Lake City, Columbia, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Baptism 23 Nov 1947  Lake City, Columbia, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    J. I. Mashburn, Pastor First Baptist Church 
    Race White  [3
    SSN issued Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Name Bessie E Cason  [7
    Name Bessie Elizabeth Wilkes  [9
    Name Bessie W Wilkes  [8, 10
    Social Security Number 255-07-9679  [10
    Died 24 Sep 2001  Lake City Medical Center, Lake City, Columbia, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 9, 10, 11
    • Florida Times-Union, Sep. 25, 2001: Bessie Elizabeth Wiggins Wilkes.

      Mrs. Bessie Elizabeth Wiggins WILKES, 85, of Lake City, died early Monday morning, September 24, 2001, in the Lake City Medical Center following a brief illness.

      A native of Waycross, Georgia, Mrs. Wilkes was educated and graduated from the school system in Waycross prior to moving to Lake City in 1939. Mrs. Wilkes served as the secretary of the First Baptist Church of Lake City for forty-five years. She was a very active member of the First Baptist Church and in the Charity Sunday School Class, the Wednesday Night Supper Committee and the Historical Committee of the church. Mrs. Wilkes was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

      Mrs. Wilkes was preceded in death in 1985 by her husband of forty-four years, Mr. Air N. WILKES.

      Mrs. Wilkes is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Charles & Joanne WILKES, Columbia, South Carolina; John & Patty WILKES, Robbinsville, North Carolina; a daughter and son-in-law, Virginia & Robert JOLLY, Hickory, North Carolina; a brother Charles WIGGINS (Terry), Sebring, Florida; and a sister, Mrs. Ruby DECKER of Fort Myers, Florida, Six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren also survive.

      Funeral services for Mrs. Wilkes will be conducted at 10:00 A.M., Wednesday, September 26, 2001, in the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Carson Brittain, Rev. Robert Davis and Rev. Troy Varnum officiating.

      Interment will follow in Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5-7 Tuesday evening at the funeral home.

      Arrangements are under the direction of the Biggs Funeral Home, 3801 S. First Street, Lake City.
    Buried 26 Sep 2001  Memorial Cemetery, Lake City, Columbia, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 11, 12
    Person ID I1146  tng Genealogy

    Father Emmett G Cason,   b. 11 May 1870, McDaniels, Sampson, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1943, 1308 State Street, Waycross, Ware, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Bessie I Powell,   b. May 1883, Tattnall, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Dec 1917, Waycross, Ware, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 34 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 6 Oct 1908  Reidsville, Tattnall, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13, 14
    • Georgia Marriages, 1808-1967 for E. G. Cason

      Groom's Name: E. G. Cason
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      Bride's Name: Bessie Powell
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      Marriage Date: 06 Oct 1908
      Marriage Place: Tattnall County, Georgia
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      Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M39618-9
      System Origin: Georgia-EASy
      Source Film Number: 206425
      Reference Number: P64
    Family ID F632  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Father Charles Clemon Wiggins,   b. 17 Jul 1895, Folkston, Charlton, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1949, Jacksonville, Duval, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Relationship Adopted 
    Mother Elsie Mae Miller,   b. 19 Feb 1888, Candler, Buncombe, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1993, Punta Gorda, Charlotte, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 105 years) 
    Relationship Adopted 
    Married 4 Apr 1917  Waycross, Ware, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [15, 16, 17
    Family ID F634  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Air Nicodemus Wilkes,   b. 24 Dec 1906, Benton, Columbia, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1985, Lake City Medical Center, Lake City, Columbia, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 14 Jun 1941  MacClenny, Baker, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 18, 19
    Children 
    +1. Living
    +2. Living
    +3. Living
    Family ID F495  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map Click to display
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 11 Sep 1915 - Waycross, Ware, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Sep 1916 - Waycross, Ware, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Parallel Street, Ward 2 - 3 Jan 1920 - Waycross, Ware, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1616 Creswell Street - 7 Apr 1930 - Waycross, Ware, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 6 Apr 1940 - Lake City, Columbia, Florida, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 Jun 1941 - MacClenny, Baker, Florida, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1945 - Lake City, Columbia, Florida, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - J. I. Mashburn, Pastor First Baptist Church - 23 Nov 1947 - Lake City, Columbia, Florida, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsSSN issued - - Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 26 Sep 2001 - Memorial Cemetery, Lake City, Columbia, Florida, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Air and Bessie 1941 Suwannee River
    Air and Bessie 1941 Suwannee River
    BessieWiggins
    BessieWiggins

    Headstones
    Air and Bessie gravestone
    Air and Bessie gravestone

    Albums
    Air and Bessie Wilkes Photos
    Air and Bessie Wilkes Photos (2)
    Photographs of Air and Bessie and their family.
    Bessie Wilkes
    Bessie Wilkes (10)
    Bessie Wilkes photos

  • Sources 
    1. [S350] Florida Marriage Collection, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;).
      County of Marriage: Baker; Volume: 623; Certificate: 15228
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=FLmarriageindex&h=926012&indiv=try
      [ View marriage certificate]

    2. [S601] Florida, County Marriages, 1823-1982, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Lehi, UT, USA; Date: 2016;).
      Record for A N Wilkes
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=FSMarriageFlorida&h=193889&indiv=try
      [ View marriage certificate]

    3. [S548] U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2015;).
      Record for Bessie Elizabeth Wiggins
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=Numident&h=48285640&indiv=try
      Name: Bessie Elizabeth Wiggins
      [Bessie Wilkes]
      SSN: 255079679
      Gender: Female
      Race: White
      Birth Date: 11 Sep 1916
      Birth Place: Waycross, Georgia
      [Waycross, Ware, Georgia]
      Death Date: 24 Sep 2001
      Father: Charles C Wiggins
      Mother: Elsie M Miller
      Type of Claim: Original SSN.
      Notes:
      Feb 1937: Name listed as BESSIE ELIZABETH WIGGINS;
      Nov 1952: Name listed as BESSIE WILKES;
      29 Sep 2001: Name listed as BESSIE W WILKES

    4. [S337] 1930 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2002;).
      Year: 1930; Census Place: Waycross, Ware, Georgia; Roll 391; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 11; Image: 295.0.
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1930usfedcen&h=21702845&indiv=try
      [ View Federal Census Document]

    5. [S474] 1940 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012;).
      Year: 1940; Census Place: Lake City, Columbia, Florida; Roll: T627_579; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 12-14.
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1940usfedcen&h=131059022&indiv=try
      [ View Federal Census Document]

    6. [S56] Birth Certificate.
      [ View birth certificate]

    7. [S347] 1920 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2005;).
      Year: 1920; Census Place: Waycross Ward 2, Ware, Georgia; Roll: T625_283; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 155; Image: 233.
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1920usfedcen&h=4634067&indiv=try
      [ View Federal Census Document]

    8. [S351] Florida State Census, 1867-1945, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2008;).
      Census Year: 1945; Locality: Precinct 10; County: Columbia; Page: 9; Line: 21; Archive Series #: S1371, Roll 5
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=FloridaStateCen1867&h=3342923&indiv=try
      [ View Florida Census Document]

    9. [S541] U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012;), http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=33685839.
      Record for Bessie Elizabeth Wilkes
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=FindAGraveUS&h=97808559&indiv=try

    10. [S344] Social Security Death Index, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2009;).
      Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2006.
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=ssdi&h=67332625&indiv=try

    11. [S366] Certificate of Death.
      [ View death certificate]

    12. [S142] Gravestone.
      [ View gravestone photograph]

    13. [S175] Marriage Records.
      [ View marriage certificate]

    14. [S529] Georgia, Marriage Records From Select Counties, 1828-1978, Ancesrty.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2013;).
      Record for Mr E G Cason
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=4766&h=685436&indiv=try
      [ View marriage certificate]

    15. [S169] Lake City Report for Elsie's 90th birthday celebration.

    16. [S175] Marriage Records.
      [ View marriage certificate]

    17. [S529] Georgia, Marriage Records From Select Counties, 1828-1978, Ancesrty.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2013;).
      Record for Elsie Mae Miller
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=GAMarriages&h=21577527&indiv=try
      [ View marriage certificate]

    18. [S175] Marriage Records.
      [ View marriage certificate]
      A N Wilkes, "Florida, Marriages, 1830-1993"
      Name: A N Wilkes
      Titles and Terms:
      Event Type: Marriage
      Event Date: 14 Jun 1941
      Event Place: Baker, Florida, United States
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      Spouse's Name: Bessie Wiggins
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      Reference ID:
      GS Film number: 2130361
      Digital Folder Number: 004539908
      Image Number: 00173

      Citing this Record

      "Florida, Marriages, 1830-1993," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V6RW-ZJ4 : accessed 30 Nov 2013), A N Wilkes and Bessie Wiggins, 1941.

    19. [S350] Florida Marriage Collection, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;).
      County of Marriage: Baker; Volume: 623; Certificate: 15228
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=FLmarriageindex&h=926899&indiv=try
      [ View marriage certificate]