||Bessie May Melton, pictured at left was the daughter
of Ancil Marion Melton and Margaret N. Atterberry of Christian County,
Missouri. She was raised by William Carver Hooton and his third wife, Elizabeth
(Wilhite) Atterberry Hodges in Stone County, Missouri. Elizabeth was also
the grandmother of Bessie.
Bessie married William Steve Henson in 1908. They lived in Stone County until about 1911 then moved to Battlefield, Missouri, then to Washington state.
Photo courtesy of Ellen Howell, granddaughter.