Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Bernice (Faivre) WILLIAMSON (1892-1965)

1892 - 1965

Bernice (Faivre) Williamson died on 14 March 1965, and is buried in Ivy Lawn Memorial Park in Ventura, Ventura County, California. She was 73 years old.

Born on 26 January 1892 in Mount Sterling, Brown County, Illinois, she was the daughter of Andrew and Louise (Rudity) Faivre. She became a resident of Ventura County in 1927.

My daughter at the grave of her 2nd great grandaunt.

At the time of her death, Bernice was married to Alen Elmo Williamson. He is not buried at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park, according to cemetery office records. At the time of her mother's death in 1942, she was married to a gentleman with the last name of Tripp. It is possible that she also had a marriage prior to Mr. Tripp. I do not know for certain if she had any children.

Bernice was my great grandaunt. I was not quite 2 years old when she died, and until recently, was unaware that a branch of this family made it out to California. I would love to connect with other members of this family; please contact me if you are a cousin!

Read more about Bernice and family on Little Bytes of Life.

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Headstone of Bernice (Faivre) Williamson photographed by Elizabeth O'Neal on  9 December 2010, Ivy Lawn Memorial Park, Ventura, Ventura County, California.

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