John Dilling HARKINS Andrew HARKINS Mayo Wheeler DAVIS Roy H MYERS Eva Allie HARKINS John Dilling HARKINS Robert McKinley HARKINS Genevieve C HARKINS Mary Ann PATCHETT Mini tree diagram
Bessie Belva HARKINS

Bessie Belva HARKINS1,2,3,4,5,10,11,6,7,12,8,9,13,14,15,16

4th Nov 18911,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 - 9th Sep 19794,5

Life History

4th Nov 1891

Born in Montgomery County, Kansas.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9

before 1918

Married Mayo Wheeler DAVIS in Nowata County, Oklahoma.6,12

before Nov 1931

Divorced from Mayo Wheeler DAVIS.10

12th Nov 1931

Married Roy H MYERS in San Diego, San Diego, California.10


Resident in National City, San Diego, California.9,8

1st Apr 1940

Resident 1940 census in National City, San Diego County;  Bessie's sisterGenevieve also lived here and ran an avocado orchard. in National City, San Diego, California.9

19th Nov 1978

Death of Roy H MYERS.5

9th Sep 1979

Died in Vera, Washington, Oklahoma.4,5

after 9th Sep 1979

Buried in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Collinsville, Tulsa County, Oklahoma.5


  • 1900 Federal Census, Montgomery County, Kansas, 26 June, ParkerTownship, District 142, Page 11B, House #216, Family #219
    Harkins, George D [John D] Head W M Nov 1860  39 Married 13 yrs GA NCGA Farmer Owns
    Harkins, Mollie Wife W F Nov 1860  39 Married 13 yrs 5 children/5living IL England IL
    Harkins, Andrew Son W M Apr 1889 11 KS GA IL
    Harkins, Bessie Dau W F Oct 1891  6 KS GA IL
    Harkins, Eava Dau W F Apr 1894  6 KS GA IL
    Harkins, John Son W M Sept 1897  2 KS GA IL
    Harkins, Bobby Son W M Mar 1900  2mos KS GA IL

    1905 Kansas State Census, Montgomery County, 1 March, Parker Township,PO Coffeyville, page 43
    Harkins, Dillone  28 M W Single
    Harkins, Mollie 36 F W
    Harkins, Andy 16 M W
    Harkins, Bessie 13 F W
    Harkins, Ella 11 F W
    Harkins, John 7 M W
    Harkins, Kinney 4 M W Single
    Harkins, Genevieve 2 F W

    1910 Federal Census, Nowata County, Oklahoma, 30 April, Lenapah,District 120, page 2A, Hse/Fam #20
    Harkins, John D Head M W 49 Married 22 years GA SC IL Farmer, TractFarm Rents
    Harkins, Mollie A Wife F W 83 Married 22 years 7 children/6 living bIL England Iowa House Keeping
    Harkins, Andy Son M 21 Single b KS GA IL Farmer, Truck Farm
    Harkins, Bessie B Dau F 18 Single b KS GA IL Home Work
    Harkins, Eva A  Dau F 16 Single b OK GA IL Home
    Harkins, John D Son M 12 Single b KS GA IL Farmer, Truck Farm
    Harkins, McKinley Son M 10 Single b KS GA IL
    Harkins, Genevieve  Dau F 16 Single b KS GA IL
    Harkins, Asbury Father MW 83 Widowed b SC -- -- No Occup

    Sometime before the 1920 census.  Bessie married Mayo W Davis, ofMassachussetts, who was in Oklahoma superintending the Oil feilds.Bessie's brother John D and his new wife Frances are also reported inthis household, although about 3 weeks earlier they had been reportedin his parents' home in the same enumeration district.  Mayo had twochidren reported here for his first marriage.

    1920 Federal Census, Nowata County, Oklahoma, 21 February, LenapahTownship, District 66, page 8B, Hse #176, Fam #177
    Davis, Mayo W Head Rents F W 38 Married MS RI NH Pipe Line Supt [b abt1881]
    Davis, Bessie D A Wife F W 28 Married IL England Ohio [b abt 1891]
    Davis, Yeary M Son M W 15 Single KS GA IL  [b abt 1904]
    Davis, Albert W Son M W 13 Married IN IN IN [b abt 1906]
    Harkins, John D Son M W 22 Boarder KS OH OH [Should be GA IL] Laborer,Oil Fields [b abt 1897]
    Harkins, Francis [Frances] 18 Boarder [wife of John D] F W GA IN IN [babt Nov 1901]

    The marriage did not work out, and Bessie and Mayo divorced before1930.  A 1930 census record matches her in Detroit, Michigan, whereshe was reported under her maiden name as Divorced and working in acar factory.  She is rooming with a family there.

    1930 Federal Census, Wayne County, Michigan, 5 April, Detroit Ward 12,District 82-349, page 4B, 3019 Warren Ave W, Hse/Fam #27
    Schroder, John Head Owns $9000 M W 43 Single MI Germany Germany AutoFactory [b abt 1887]
    Schroder, Adeline Mother F W 72 First Widow Germany Germany Germany [babt 1858]
    Harkins, Belva Roomer F W 39 Divorced OH OH OH Assembling, AutoFactory [b abt 1891]

    Bessie went to San Diego where other family members had movd, whereshe married Roy Myers in 1931.

    San Diego City Marriage Record
    Roy H Myers and Bessie B Davis
    License issued by the city of San Diego, San Diego County, California,no date
    Ceremony performed 12 November 1931 by C N Andrews, Superior CourtJudge
    Document courtesy of Beth Shields

    U.S. City Directories, 1822-1989
    San Diego, California, City Directory, 1934, p 1162
    Myers Roy H (Bessie) h 3011 E 20th

    U.S. City Directories, 1822-1989
    Chula Vista, California, City Directory, 1939, p 1128
    Myers Roy H (Bessie) h 2927 E 20th

    In 1940 they were reported as residents of National City, where theyhad also been living in 1935.

    1940 Federal Census, San Diego County, California, 18 April, NationalCity, District 37-50 Page 2A, 2927 20th St, Hse #269, Owns $2000
    Myers, Roy Head M W 48 Married Grade 8 b Indiana same place CA in 1935No Occup [b abt 1902]
    Myers, Bessie F W 45 Wife Married Grade H4 b Kansas same place in 1935[b abt 1905]

    U.S. City Directories, 1822-1989
    Chula Vista, California, City Directory, 1941, p 1418
    Myers Roy H (Bessie) USN h 2927 E 20th

    U.S. City Directories, 1822-1989
    Chula Vista, California, City Directory, 1943, p 1639
    Myers Roy H (Bessie) USN h 2929 E 20th

    In 1959, they are in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.

    U.S. City Directories, 1822-1989
    Bartlesville, Oklahoma, City Directory, 1959, p 302
    Myers Roy H (Bessie) USN h 716 SE 5th

    U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
    Bessie Myers
    Born 4 Nov 1891
    Died Sep 1979
    Last Residence Vera, Washington, Oklahoma 74082
    SSN 441-64-0935 issued Oklahoma (1973)

    Bessie Belva Harkins Myers
    Birth Nov 4, 1891 Montgomery County, Kansas, USA
    Death Sep. 9, 1979 Vera, Washington County, Oklahoma, USA
    Spouse Roy H Myers (1891 - 1978)
    Burial Ridgelawn Cemetery  Collinsville, Tulsa County, Oklahoma
    Created by Dennis Wilson Mar 01, 2009
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #34318888,


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