Bessie Durant was born 11-11-1878 in Choctaw County, Indian Territory. She died 03-22-1950 at Golden, Oklahoma. She married Louis (J.L.) Merry. He was born 04-10-1872 and died 07-01-1932 at Golden, Oklahoma. They had one child; Ida May (Merry) Whitfield. Ida has three living children: Lewis O. Whitfield, Elma M. Severn, and Catherine O. Carroll she had one child killed in WWII, Omagene Clinton Whitfield.