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Children of Henry Jefferson Spence, Part 1

So I’ve only gotten partially through my latest goal of getting through Jemima‘s descendants. In fact, I’ve only gotten halfway through the children of Henry Jefferson Spence before getting stuck on child number 6, Millard Melvin Spence and descendants for the last week.  I tend to get stuck like this when there is just enough information to keep me digging trying to figure out just what happened to a family.  I think I am about ready to accept what I have and finish this family’s section, but knowing that there are 4 more children for Henry Jefferson Spence, I also wanted to at least post that I am still here and still working to get all of Jemima‘s descendants documented!

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Lois Loretta Besson

Lois Loretta Besson was the first child born to Gertrude Spence and Desire Besson, born July 19, 1914  in Dunkirk, Crawford, Kansas1. Lois and her parents were living in Dunkirk, Crawford, Kansas in 19152. In 1920 Lois, her parents, and her younger sister are found in Washington, Crawford, Kansas3. By 1930, Lois’ parents relocated their family to Stonington, Christian County, Illinois4.  Lois was still living with her parents in Stonington, Christian, Illinois for the 1940 census5.

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  1.  Ancestry.com, Social Security Death Index (Ancestry.com Operations Inc), Ancestry.com, http://www.Ancestry.com, Issue State: Illinois; Issue Date: Before 1951. http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=ssdi&h=15146260&indiv=try.
  2.  Ancestry.com., Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1915 (Online publication – Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007.Original data – 1855 Kansas Territory Census. Microfilm reel K-1. Kansas State Historical Society.1856, 1857, and 1858 Kansas Territory Censuses. Microfilm reel K-1. Kansas State Hist), Ancestry.com, http://www.Ancestry.com, Kansas State Historical Society; Topeka, Kansas; Roll: ks1915_57; Line: 13. http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=KSstatecen&h=1511124&indiv=try.
  3.  Ancestry.com, 1920 United States Federal Census (Online publication – Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA. Note: Enumeration Districts 819-839 on roll 323 (Chicago City.Original data – United States), Ancestry.com, http://www.Ancestry.com, Year: 1920; Census Place: Washington, Crawford, Kansas; Roll: T625_528; Page: 20A; Enumeration District: 121; Image: 1059. http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1920usfedcen&h=106767527&indiv=try.
  4.  Ancestry.com, 1930 United States Federal Census (Online publication – Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2002.Original data – United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626), Ancestry.com, http://www.Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Stonington, Christian, Illinois; Roll: 411; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 0032; Image: 329.0; FHL microfilm: 2340146. http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1930usfedcen&h=83429802&indiv=try.
  5.  Ancestry.com, 1940 United States Federal Census (Online publication – Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.Original data – United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940. T627), Ancestry.com, http://www.Ancestry.com, Year: 1940; Census Place: Stonington, Christian, Illinois; Roll: T627_767; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 11-32. http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1940usfedcen&h=140215482&indiv=try.