Bessie L Fentem

#6882, b. 26 July 1886, d. 12 March 1967
Father*Richard Burton Fentem b. 28 Jul 1848, d. 5 Dec 1932
Mother*Susan Ellen Clare b. 16 May 1862, d. 25 Nov 1943
     Bessie L Fentem was born on 26 July 1886 California. She was the daughter of Richard Burton Fentem and Susan Ellen Clare. Bessie and Carl Mohr were married 30 September 1913 Santa Clara County, California.1 Bessie L Fentem died 12 March 1967 , Stanislaus County, California at age 80, Name: Bessie M Simpson Social Security #: 563668547 Sex: Female Birth Date: 26 Jul 1886 Birthplace: California Death Date: 12 Mar 1967 Death Place: Stanislaus Mother's Maiden Name: Clare.2

Bessie M. Simpson

TURLOCK - Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. tomorrow in the Norton Mortuary for Mrs. Bessie Mohr Simpson, long-time Turlock City Library Board member who died in a local hospital last night after a short illness.

A native of Newman, Mrs. Simpson attended San Jose High School and was a graduate of San Jose Teachers College (now San Jose State). She taught school in Ceres and Newman until 1913 when she moved to Turlock.

She leaves her widower Harvey J. Simpson of Turlock; nine stepchildren; one sister, Mrs. Elberta F. Hansen of Gustine, three nieces and one nephew.
The family requests that any memorial contributions be to the memorial fund of the first United Presbyterian Church.

Modesto Bee and Herald-News, Modesto, CA, 14 Mar 1967.
     As of 30 September 1913, her married name was Mohr.1

Family of Bessie and Carl

Last Edited=24 Feb 2014


  1. [S457] California, County Marriages, 1850-1952, online, FamilySearch ( : accessed 06 Apr 2013), Carl Mohr and Bessie Lee Fentem, 1913.. Hereinafter cited as Cal Marriages 1850-1952.
  2. [S35] State of California. California Death Index, 1940-1997, accessed from