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Bessie Fetterman Johnstone
1870 - 1942

St. Paul’s United Church of Christ Cemetery, Numidia, PA

Bessie Fetterman Johnstone

This lady has me more than a little perplexed and thinking that maybe she was not born a Fetterman but rather married a Fetterman and after his death she married a Johnstone. Her headstone is not surrounded by any other Fetterman headstones.

In doing the research for this headstone, I found a Bessie F. Johnstone first in Uniontown, Fayette County, PA in 1910. In that image, it showed that she had been married for 12 years and had two children with none living. It also showed that she was a boarder, and her husband’s name was not listed.

In the second census that I found for 1930, she was living in Philadelphia and running a boarding house. In this image, she was a widow. Needless to say, I will be doing some future research on her to solve this puzzle.

Picture of headstone was taken on September 25, 2003.