Bessie M. LaBalluster
F, #1890, b. August 1880, d. 15 November 1924
|Father*||Adolphus Joseph Larbalestier b. 20 May 1838, d. 29 Jan 1912|
|Mother*||Elizabeth McMichael b. 1 Nov 1846, d. 22 May 1900|
Bessie M. LaBalluster was born in August 1880 at Michigan, USA. Bessie and Henry J. McDonald, son of James H. McDonald and Alice Gains, were married by Pastor of the 2'nd Congregational Church J. T. Husted on Wednesday, 11 August 1897 at Grand Rapids, Kent Co., Michigan, USA. She was 17, white, living in Grand Rapids, born Kent Co., not previously married. He was 28, white, living in Grand Rapids, born Kent Co., married once before, polisher. Clarissa Van Lenson and Gertrude Pley witnessed the marriage. She appeared in the household of Henry J. McDonald on the census of 12 June 1900 at 86 Plainfiled Ave., Grand Rapids, Kent Co., Michigan, USA. She was recorded as: McDonald, Bessie, wife, white, female, born Aug 1880, age 18, married 3 years, father of 1 child, born Michigan, father born New Jersey, mother born Canada, able to read, write and speak English. She appeared as head of the household on the census of 6 January 1920 at 18 Quimby Ave., Grand Rapids, Kent Co., Michigan, USA. She was listed as: MacDonald, Bessie, head, owns and has a mortgage on the house, female, white, age 39, married, able to read and write, born Michigan, both parents born Canada, speaks English, no occupation. Illa Elizabeth McDonald and Perl McDonald also appeared in the household. Bessie died on Saturday, 15 November 1924 at Grand Rapids, Kent Co., Michigan, USA, at age 44 years and 3 months.