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Charles Henri Bessette

Male 1873 -

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  • Name Charles Henri Bessette 
    Born 1873 
    Gender Male 
    _UID 243F59DDD16D6F4CAC94E2470D2CB98D7A57 
    • Anaconda Standard, Montana, Sunday, August 24, 1919
      But One Puncture In Long Journey
      Mr. and Mrs. Bessette Make Long Trip in Cadillac Without Trouble

      A 4,800 mile journey with but one puncture is the record of Charles Bessette and family, who drove a Cadillac car to New York and Boston and back as far as Detroit. In the party were Mr. and Mrs. Bessette, C.H. Bessette, who drove the machine, and two children.
      The car stood the journey remarkably well and was left at Detroit to be shipped back because of the hurry of the pleasure-seekers to return to Butte. In making the trip Mr. and Mrs. Bessette passed through 14 states and two Canadian provinces. They rode 1,200 miles by boat, 5,000 by rail and the rest by automobile. They left Butte June 11 and returned within less than three months.
      Mr. Bessette said that the cost of living was much higher in the East than it is here. He spent a short time visiting in the provinces of Ontario and Quebec. He added that prices there were from 25 to 50 per cent more than in the East.
      β€œI would never make such a trip in any car but a Cadillac,” said Mr. Bessette. β€œIt made the long journey in great fashion and we had but little trouble. Other machines may have more picturesque lines but none are more substantial and none give more service than the Cadillac.”
    Person ID I4660  14B Jean Besset of Quebec
    Last Modified 13 Jan 2014 

    Father Joseph Bessette,   b. 1843 
    Mother Edwidge LaCroix,   b. 1 Apr 1846,   d. 12 Feb 1920  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 30 Jun 1863  Saint-Athanase, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F694  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Barbara Smith,   b. Burns Town, Allegheny Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1919, Galen, Montana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 12 Apr 1903  St. Patrick's, Butte, Montana Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. Charles Bessette,   b. 1904,   d. 1981  (Age 77 years)
     2. Leo Bessette,   b. 1907,   d. 1982  (Age 75 years)
     3. George Bessette,   b. 1911,   d. 1995  (Age 84 years)
    Family ID F1773  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Henrietta Curtis,   b. 1888,   d. 1981  (Age 93 years) 
    Married 1920 
     1. Jenette Bessette
    Family ID F1776  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart