Bessie Selina Prowse was born on May 31, 1896 at Brackley Point Road and was baptized on January 26, 1899 at the York United Church. She was the daughter of Agnes Prowse.
In 1901, Bessie was living with her uncle Phillip Prowse and his family on their farm on Brackley Point Road. Her mother was living in Boston. By 1911, Agnes had returned to Prince Edward Island. Bessie was living with her mother and her aunt, Elizabeth, in Charlottetown. She was living with them as well in 1921 and working as a teacher.
Bessie never married. She lived to be 102 years old. She died on February 1, 1999.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Bessie by comparing test results with other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known mtDNA test-takers in her direct maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Bessie: