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.

After 1940 Lois married Levi Alexander Dennis.  Levi was born April 22, 1903 in Kentucky to Sarah Cammack and John Dennis6. Ronald Eugene was born to Lois and Levi on June 30, 1944 and he passed away 2 days later on July 2, 19447. Ronald is buried at Old Stonington Cemetery in Stonington, Christian, Illinois8. Levi died on January 31, 19919. Lois died on Ocotober 31, 199710.  Lois and Levi are buried at Old Stonington Cemetery with their infant son.

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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.
  6.  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=15145935&indiv=try.
  7.  Ancestry.com, Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947 (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), Ancestry.com, http://www.Ancestry.com, http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=FSIllinoisDeath&h=200448&indiv=try.
  8.  Ancestry.com, U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1700s-Current (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), Ancestry.com, http://www.Ancestry.com, http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=FindAGraveUS&h=107895820&indiv=try.
  9.  Ancestry.com, U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1700s-Current (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), Ancestry.com, http://www.Ancestry.com, http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=FindAGraveUS&h=106306039&indiv=try.
  10.  Ancestry.com, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), Ancestry.com, http://www.Ancestry.com, http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=Numident&h=46782419&indiv=try.