Charles Sylvester Hesson1

#4884, (12 May 1917 - 16 May 2003)
Relationship1st cousin 1 time removed of Nelle Belle Bridges
Father*Walter Sylvester Hesson1 (1889 - 1981)
Mother*Ina Ritchel1 (1892 - 1985)


Nell Ruth Byrne b. c 1922, d. 1981
Charles Sylvester Hesson was also known as Sylvester. 
Birth*12 May 1917He was born on 12 May 1917 at Rockport, Spencer Co., IndianaG.2 
2 January 1920He appeared on the census of 2 January 1920 in the household of Walter Sylvester Hesson and Ina Ritchel at 409 Pearl, Rockport, Ohio Twp., Spencer Co., IndianaG, age 2 y 6m.1 
Marriage*say 1942He married Nell Ruth Byrne, daughter of William T Byrne and Julia K Varner, say 1942.3 
9 January 1942He was on 9 January 1942.4 
Death31 October 1985He reported the death of Ina Ritchel on 31 October 1985 at Welborn Baptist Hospital, Evansville, Vanderburgh Co., IndianaG.5 
Death*16 May 2003He died on 16 May 2003 at Spencer Co., IndianaG, at age 86.2 
Obituary18 May 2003Obituary for Charles Sylvester Hesson was published on 18 May 2003.6,3 
Burial*circa 19 May 2003He was buried circa 19 May 2003 at Grandview Cemetery, Grandview, Indiana.7,8 


  1. [S11] 1920 U.S. Federal Census. Walter (30), b. and parents b. IN, strawboard factory millwright; Ina (26), b. and parents b. IN.
  2. [S1411] Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, (Washington, D.C.: Social Security Administration), index online, Charles Sylvester Hesson, SSN 265019314, b. Rockport IN 12 May 1917, son of Walter Hesson and Ina Ritchel; d. 16 May 2003.
  3. [S1521] United States GenealogyBank Obituaries, online, Evansville Courier & Press, 18 May 2003. Charles Sylvester (Syl) Hesson, d. Rockport, Spencer Co., IN, 16 May 2003, age 86. Spouse and Children: Nell Ruth Byrne Hesson, wife; Bill Hesson, son. Parents Walter Hesson and Ina Ritchel Hesson. Siblings: Marguerite Eble, Walter Edward Hesson. Extended Family Linda Hesson (Daughter-In-Law), Carolyn Hesson (Sister-In-Law), grandchildres Kim Bingle, Kris Hughes, Zachary Ferguson, Nicholas Bingle. Others on Record Therse Hughes and Reverend Larry Van Camp.
  4. [S359] U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946, online, Charles S Hesson, res. Spencer Co. IN, marr., enlisted 9 Jan 1942, private, Air Corps; marr., shipping and receiving clerk.
  5. [S1672] Indiana Death Certificates 1899-2011/2017, Indiana State Board of Health, Death Certificates, 1900–2011, Year 1985, Roll 15, img. 537/3045. State No. 85-042527, Local No. 2060, Book 50. Ina Hesson, b. IN 28 Nov 1892, dau. of Charles Ritchel and Hester Neighbors; wid., clerk at Link Hardware Store, res. 328 S 5th St., Rockport IN; d. Welborn Baptist Hospital, Evansville, Vanderburgh Co. IN, 31 Oct 1985, age 92, retropetritoeal hemorrhage; inf. son Syl Hesson, same res.; bur. Sunset Hill Cemetery, Rockport IN, 3 Nov 1985, online
  6. [S2383] Messenger-Courier, Owensboro, Kentucky.
  7. [S897] U.S. Veterans Gravesites ca.1775-2006, online, S Sgt US Army Air Forces, WW II.
  8. [S1628], online, shared standing marker. Hesson / Syl 12 May 1917 - 16 May 2003 / Nell Ruth / 27 Dec 1921 / 7 Jul 1981. Grandview Cemetery, Spencer Co. IN. Memorial 36148046 and 36147991, created and photo added by David Bays.