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Bessie & the Wright Family
Thomas Murray Family
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Buildings in New Carlisle
The Waricks
4 Generations of Botkins
Craig & Tuttle Families
Buildings in Springfield
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Adam and Maria Alt
1939 S.H.S. pt. 1
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Nathan and Millie Neer
The Alt Brothers
Nancy Mickey McConkey
Mahlon & Nancy Neer
The Fisher Building
Abattoir Co.
Bessie & the Wright Family
Jack Clifford
James Clarkson Page
Dr. Henry Hale
Enon School
Treva Miller
S.E. Russell House
Hatfield & Wise Families
Pitchin HS 1938
Central HS 1927
Wedding Anniversary
Clark Co, Ohio GenWeb Photo Album

Photo shows Bessie, William S. Wright, Hattie M. Wright, and William E. Wright {son}.


Bessie Mae Hixon was born May 16, 1901 to William Orion Hixon and his wife Laura Ella Rice, both of Lawrence County, Ohio. She was the third child of the couple, and the only daughter. Laura's mother died October 12, 1902, in Symmes Twp., Lawrence County, Ohio. Following her mother's death, William decided that he would keep the two boys, but decided to give Bessie to a Mr. William Wright, of Springfield to raise. Bessie's biological father apparently did not give up Bessie entirely, as he went to Springfield to sign Bessie's marriage license since she was only 17 at the time. It has been said that Mr. Wright was somehow related to one of Bessie's biological parents, but I have yet to prove this statement. The mere fact that Bessie sometimes referred to "Uncle Wright" may be more in a "friendly" manner than a true family sense. If you are more interested int his family please contact Linda Trent at her email address <>