Bessie Maud Dibblee
Bessie Maud was born in Madras, India.
In the 1891 census, Bessie Dibblee, aged 17, is living with her mother Emily Dibblee, and her sister Jane, and brothers Frederick and Tom, in Bedford. The photo on the right includes Emily, Bessie and Jane Dibblee, and is described on the back as being taken in Bedford.
Bessie's mother, Emily, died in 1899. In the 1901 census, Bessie Dibblee, aged 27, is now living in the household of her brother George Dibblee, with her brother Tom (described as Jan!) in Didsbury, Chorlton, Lancashire.
Tom Dibblee's death certificate says that Bessie was present at his death. There's an address of 134 Holland Road, W14, so presumably they were living there together. Bessie lived for 3 more years and died in 1936.
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