Minnie P. Chapman1,2

F, #51924, b. 19 Apr 1900, d. 5 Jul 1980
Birth*19 Apr 1900 Minnie was born at WV on 19 Apr 1900.3,2 
Marriage*circa 1919 She married James Raymond Bess circa 1919.2,1 
Census*19 Feb 1920 Minnie P. Chapman and James Raymond Bess appeared on the census as head of household at Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VA, on 19 Feb 1920.2 
Census21 Apr 1930 Minnie P. Chapman and James Raymond Bess appeared on the census as head of household at Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VA, on 21 Apr 1930.2 
Census16 Apr 1940 Minnie P. Chapman and James Raymond Bess appeared on the census as head of household at Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VA, on 16 Apr 1940.2 
Death*5 Jul 1980 Minnie died on 5 Jul 1980 at Roanoke hospital, Roanoke, VA, at age 80.3 
Burial* Her body was interred at Jordan Mines, Alleghany Co, VA, at Lone Star Cem.3 

Census Records Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
19 Feb 1920Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VAJames Raymond Bess and Minnie P. Chapman2
21 Apr 1930Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VAJames Raymond Bess, Minnie P. Chapman, Claude C. Bess, Wilbur W. Bess, Maxine M. Bess, Lucille Minnie Bess, George T. Bess and Helen M. Bess2
16 Apr 1940Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VAJames Raymond Bess, Minnie P. Chapman, Claude C. Bess, Wilbur W. Bess, Lucille Minnie Bess, George T. Bess, Helen M. Bess, James Bess and Clay Bess2

Family

James Raymond Bess b. 28 May 1894, d. 6 Aug 1982
Marriage*circa 1919 She married James Raymond Bess circa 1919.2,1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S237] Obituary, Minnie Lucille Bess Kemper, Covington (VA) Arritt Funeral Home, online at http://www.arrittfuneralhome.com/obituary/3320/, accessed May 2017.
  2. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.
  3. [S2836] VA Death Certificate online at ancestry.com,.

Claude C. Bess1

M, #51925, b. circa 1920
FatherJames Raymond Bess1 b. 28 May 1894, d. 6 Aug 1982
MotherMinnie P. Chapman1 b. 19 Apr 1900, d. 5 Jul 1980
Birth*circa 1920 Claude C. Bess was born circa 1920 at VA.1 
 He was the son of James Raymond Bess and Minnie P. Chapman.1 
(Witness) Census21 Apr 1930 Claude C. Bess appeared on the census of 21 Apr 1930 in the household of James Raymond Bess and Minnie P. Chapman at Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VA.1 
Employment*Apr 1940 Occupation: salesman in Apr 1940 at Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VA. Retail grocery.1 
(Witness) Census16 Apr 1940 Claude C. Bess appeared on the census of 16 Apr 1940 in the household of James Raymond Bess and Minnie P. Chapman at Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VA.1 

Census Records Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
21 Apr 1930Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VAJames Raymond Bess, Minnie P. Chapman, Claude C. Bess, Wilbur W. Bess, Maxine M. Bess, Lucille Minnie Bess, George T. Bess and Helen M. Bess1
16 Apr 1940Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VAJames Raymond Bess, Minnie P. Chapman, Claude C. Bess, Wilbur W. Bess, Lucille Minnie Bess, George T. Bess, Helen M. Bess, James Bess and Clay Bess1

Citations

  1. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.

Wilbur W. Bess1

M, #51926, b. circa 1922
FatherJames Raymond Bess1 b. 28 May 1894, d. 6 Aug 1982
MotherMinnie P. Chapman1 b. 19 Apr 1900, d. 5 Jul 1980
Birth*circa 1922 Wilbur W. Bess was born circa 1922 at VA.1 
 He was the son of James Raymond Bess and Minnie P. Chapman.1 
(Witness) Census21 Apr 1930 Wilbur W. Bess appeared on the census of 21 Apr 1930 in the household of James Raymond Bess and Minnie P. Chapman at Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VA.1 
(Witness) Census16 Apr 1940 Wilbur W. Bess appeared on the census of 16 Apr 1940 in the household of James Raymond Bess and Minnie P. Chapman at Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VA.1 

Census Records Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
21 Apr 1930Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VAJames Raymond Bess, Minnie P. Chapman, Claude C. Bess, Wilbur W. Bess, Maxine M. Bess, Lucille Minnie Bess, George T. Bess and Helen M. Bess1
16 Apr 1940Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VAJames Raymond Bess, Minnie P. Chapman, Claude C. Bess, Wilbur W. Bess, Lucille Minnie Bess, George T. Bess, Helen M. Bess, James Bess and Clay Bess1

Citations

  1. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.

Maxine M. Bess1

F, #51927, b. circa 1923
FatherJames Raymond Bess1 b. 28 May 1894, d. 6 Aug 1982
MotherMinnie P. Chapman1 b. 19 Apr 1900, d. 5 Jul 1980
Birth*circa 1923 Maxine M. Bess was born circa 1923 at VA.1 
 She was the daughter of James Raymond Bess and Minnie P. Chapman.1 
(Witness) Census21 Apr 1930 Maxine M. Bess appeared on the census of 21 Apr 1930 in the household of James Raymond Bess and Minnie P. Chapman at Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VA.1 

Census Records Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
21 Apr 1930Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VAJames Raymond Bess, Minnie P. Chapman, Claude C. Bess, Wilbur W. Bess, Maxine M. Bess, Lucille Minnie Bess, George T. Bess and Helen M. Bess1

Citations

  1. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.

Lucille Minnie Bess1,2,3

F, #51928, b. 19 Feb 1925, d. 5 May 2017
FatherJames Raymond Bess1 b. 28 May 1894, d. 6 Aug 1982
MotherMinnie P. Chapman1 b. 19 Apr 1900, d. 5 Jul 1980
Birth*19 Feb 1925 Lucille was born at Alleghany, Alleghany Co, VA, on 19 Feb 1925.2,1 
 She was the daughter of James Raymond Bess and Minnie P. Chapman.1 
(Witness) Census21 Apr 1930 Lucille Minnie Bess appeared on the census of 21 Apr 1930 in the household of James Raymond Bess and Minnie P. Chapman at Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VA.1 
(Witness) Census16 Apr 1940 Lucille Minnie Bess appeared on the census of 16 Apr 1940 in the household of James Raymond Bess and Minnie P. Chapman at Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VA.1 
Marriage*29 Aug 1947 She married Robert Leo Kemper at Covington, Alleghany Co, VA, on 29 Aug 1947.
Robert Leo Kemper, age 26, single, b. Jordan Mines, VA, res. Covington, par. Henry J. Kemper & Clara Jones, laborer, WV Paper Co; Minnie Lucille Bess, age 22, single, b. Jordan Mines, VA, res. Covington, par. James R. Bess & Minnie Chapman, coning dept, Industrial Rayon Corp; md by William O. Ragsdale at Covington.3 
Death*5 May 2017 Lucille died on 5 May 2017 at Lewis Gale Alleghany Hosp, Low Moor, Alleghany Co, VA, at age 92.
Minnie Lucille Bess Kemper, 92, of Covington, died, Friday, May 5, 2017 at Lewis Gale Alleghany in Low Moor.

She was born February 19, 1925 in Alleghany, a daughter of the late James Raymond and Minnie Chapman Bess. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Robert Kemper 2005; a son- in –law Paul Morgan in 2000 and also by nine brothers and sisters.

Mrs. Kemper had worked for the former Industrial Rayon Corp. for a number of years. She was a member of the Christ United Methodist Church where she had served as secretary of the Fellowship Class and had held many jobs and served on numerous committees over the years in the church. She loved her family and helping anyone she could.

Surviving are her daughter, Catherine Morgan of Covington; her son and daughter-in-law, Neal and Nicole Kemper of Blue Ridge; three grandchildren, Heather and Greg Entsminger of Covington; Ben and Jessica Jackson of Troutville and Jackson Kemper of Blue Ridge; six great grandchildren, Afton Potter ; Kaleigh Entsminger; Eli Entsminger; Bubby Entsminger , all of Covington; Kemper Jackson and Hudson Elswick of Troutville; two sisters, Annie Stinespring of Covington and Mae Tingler of Glen Burnie, MD and a number of nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be held Tuesday May 9, 2017 at 2:00 PM in the Christ United Methodist Church.

The interment will follow in Lone Star Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Monday, May 8, 2017 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the Arritt Funeral Home.

Memorial Donations in Mrs. Kemper’s name may be made to Christ United Methodist Church, 200 E. Fudge Street, Covington, VA 24426.2 

Census Records Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
21 Apr 1930Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VAJames Raymond Bess, Minnie P. Chapman, Claude C. Bess, Wilbur W. Bess, Maxine M. Bess, Lucille Minnie Bess, George T. Bess and Helen M. Bess1
16 Apr 1940Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VAJames Raymond Bess, Minnie P. Chapman, Claude C. Bess, Wilbur W. Bess, Lucille Minnie Bess, George T. Bess, Helen M. Bess, James Bess and Clay Bess1

Family

Robert Leo Kemper b. 15 Aug 1920, d. 29 Jun 2005

Citations

  1. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.
  2. [S237] Obituary, Minnie Lucille Bess Kemper, Covington (VA) Arritt Funeral Home, online at http://www.arrittfuneralhome.com/obituary/3320/, accessed May 2017.
  3. [S230] Marriages, Civil Records Ancestry.com. Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.

George T. Bess1

M, #51929, b. circa 1927
FatherJames Raymond Bess1 b. 28 May 1894, d. 6 Aug 1982
MotherMinnie P. Chapman1 b. 19 Apr 1900, d. 5 Jul 1980
Birth*circa 1927 George T. Bess was born circa 1927 at VA.1 
 He was the son of James Raymond Bess and Minnie P. Chapman.1 
(Witness) Census21 Apr 1930 George T. Bess appeared on the census of 21 Apr 1930 in the household of James Raymond Bess and Minnie P. Chapman at Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VA.1 
(Witness) Census16 Apr 1940 George T. Bess appeared on the census of 16 Apr 1940 in the household of James Raymond Bess and Minnie P. Chapman at Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VA.1 

Census Records Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
21 Apr 1930Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VAJames Raymond Bess, Minnie P. Chapman, Claude C. Bess, Wilbur W. Bess, Maxine M. Bess, Lucille Minnie Bess, George T. Bess and Helen M. Bess1
16 Apr 1940Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VAJames Raymond Bess, Minnie P. Chapman, Claude C. Bess, Wilbur W. Bess, Lucille Minnie Bess, George T. Bess, Helen M. Bess, James Bess and Clay Bess1

Citations

  1. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.

Helen M. Bess1

F, #51930, b. circa 1929
FatherJames Raymond Bess1 b. 28 May 1894, d. 6 Aug 1982
MotherMinnie P. Chapman1 b. 19 Apr 1900, d. 5 Jul 1980
Birth*circa 1929 Helen M. Bess was born circa 1929 at VA.1 
 She was the daughter of James Raymond Bess and Minnie P. Chapman.1 
(Witness) Census21 Apr 1930 Helen M. Bess appeared on the census of 21 Apr 1930 in the household of James Raymond Bess and Minnie P. Chapman at Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VA.1 
(Witness) Census16 Apr 1940 Helen M. Bess appeared on the census of 16 Apr 1940 in the household of James Raymond Bess and Minnie P. Chapman at Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VA.1 

Census Records Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
21 Apr 1930Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VAJames Raymond Bess, Minnie P. Chapman, Claude C. Bess, Wilbur W. Bess, Maxine M. Bess, Lucille Minnie Bess, George T. Bess and Helen M. Bess1
16 Apr 1940Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VAJames Raymond Bess, Minnie P. Chapman, Claude C. Bess, Wilbur W. Bess, Lucille Minnie Bess, George T. Bess, Helen M. Bess, James Bess and Clay Bess1

Citations

  1. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.

James Bess1

M, #51931, b. circa 1931
FatherJames Raymond Bess1 b. 28 May 1894, d. 6 Aug 1982
MotherMinnie P. Chapman1 b. 19 Apr 1900, d. 5 Jul 1980
Birth*circa 1931 James Bess was born circa 1931 at VA.1 
 He was the son of James Raymond Bess and Minnie P. Chapman.1 
(Witness) Census16 Apr 1940 James Bess appeared on the census of 16 Apr 1940 in the household of James Raymond Bess and Minnie P. Chapman at Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VA.1 

Census Records Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
16 Apr 1940Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VAJames Raymond Bess, Minnie P. Chapman, Claude C. Bess, Wilbur W. Bess, Lucille Minnie Bess, George T. Bess, Helen M. Bess, James Bess and Clay Bess1

Citations

  1. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.

May Bess1

F, #51932
FatherJames Raymond Bess1 b. 28 May 1894, d. 6 Aug 1982
MotherMinnie P. Chapman1 b. 19 Apr 1900, d. 5 Jul 1980
 May Bess is the daughter of James Raymond Bess and Minnie P. Chapman.1 

Citations

  1. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.

Annie Bess1

F, #51933
FatherJames Raymond Bess1 b. 28 May 1894, d. 6 Aug 1982
MotherMinnie P. Chapman1 b. 19 Apr 1900, d. 5 Jul 1980
 Annie Bess is the daughter of James Raymond Bess and Minnie P. Chapman.1 

Citations

  1. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.

Clay Bess1

M, #51934, b. circa 1936
FatherJames Raymond Bess1 b. 28 May 1894, d. 6 Aug 1982
MotherMinnie P. Chapman1 b. 19 Apr 1900, d. 5 Jul 1980
Birth*circa 1936 Clay Bess was born circa 1936 at VA.1 
 He was the son of James Raymond Bess and Minnie P. Chapman.1 
(Witness) Census16 Apr 1940 Clay Bess appeared on the census of 16 Apr 1940 in the household of James Raymond Bess and Minnie P. Chapman at Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VA.1 

Census Records Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
16 Apr 1940Boiling Spring Dist, Alleghany Co, VAJames Raymond Bess, Minnie P. Chapman, Claude C. Bess, Wilbur W. Bess, Lucille Minnie Bess, George T. Bess, Helen M. Bess, James Bess and Clay Bess1

Citations

  1. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.

Robert Leo Kemper1

M, #51935, b. 15 Aug 1920, d. 29 Jun 2005
Birth*15 Aug 1920 Robert was born at Jordan Mines, Alleghany Co, VA, on 15 Aug 1920.2,1 
Marriage*29 Aug 1947 He married Lucille Minnie Bess at Covington, Alleghany Co, VA, on 29 Aug 1947.
Robert Leo Kemper, age 26, single, b. Jordan Mines, VA, res. Covington, par. Henry J. Kemper & Clara Jones, laborer, WV Paper Co; Minnie Lucille Bess, age 22, single, b. Jordan Mines, VA, res. Covington, par. James R. Bess & Minnie Chapman, coning dept, Industrial Rayon Corp; md by William O. Ragsdale at Covington.1 
Death*29 Jun 2005 Robert died on 29 Jun 2005 at Alleghany Co, VA, at age 84.3 

Family

Lucille Minnie Bess b. 19 Feb 1925, d. 5 May 2017

Citations

  1. [S230] Marriages, Civil Records Ancestry.com. Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
  2. [S2838] Social Security Administration., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (Online at www.ancestry.com),.
  3. [S229] Deaths, Civil Records Ancestry.com. Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.