Tessie (Parsons) Hatfield is buried in Salem Cemetery Lot No. 44 (Lot No. 42
under what apparently was the cemetery's original lot numbering system).
C.E.Hatfield was the lot's owner. Tessie, daughter of James and Catherine
(Myers) Parsons, was married to Calvin E. Hatfield on 4 March 1891. She was
a granddaughter of Jacob and Harriet (Dick) Myers, buried in Lot No. 27/33,
and a sister of Lilly Belle Parsons, the sole occupant of Lot No. 36/44.
Mrs. Tessie Hatfield
Died, Thursday, March 9, 1899, at 10 o'clock m. (sic) at her home in Benton
township, Mrs. Tessie Hatfield. Funeral services were conducted from the
home Saturday at 10 o'clock a.m. and the remains interred in the Salem
Mrs. Hatfield was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Parsons of Benton
township. She leaves a husband and four children, the youngest only a
few hours old. She was a good woman, a loving wife and mother, a true
friend. Mr. Hatfield and the children have the heartfelt sympathy of the
entire community in their sad bereavement.
16 March 1899