On Main Stone Front:

WILLIAM H. BESSE
DEC. 2 1828
APR. 10 1900
HIS WIFE
HARRIET C. BRIGGS
SEPT. 14 1831
SEPT. 27 1906


BESSE


On Main Stone Side:

IN MEMORY OF

WILLIE H. BESSE

ELDEST SON OF CAPT. WILLIAM H.
AND HATTIE C. BESSE
DROWNED IN A SEVERE GALE
WHILE ON DUTY AS FIRST OFFICER
OF BARQUE WESTERN BELLE
ON HER PASSAGE
FROM CARDIFF TO HONG KONG
DEC. 8 1876
AGED 20 YEARS 1 MONTH
28 Days

TOO PURE FOR EARTH JESUS BORE
HIM ON THE WAVES TO HEAVEN.


On Footstone:

WILLIAM H. BESSE
DEC. 2 1828
APR. 10 1900







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