Born: July 17, 1884 – Illinois
Died: November 4, 1964 – Los Angeles; Age: 80
Paul B. Bessire was the husband of Mar-Ken School founder/director Minnie Ethel Bessire. Their son was Mar-Ken School Director, William Kent Bessire. Paul Bessire worked as a salesman and later as a supervisor for Sears, Roebuck & Company until he retired. He managed the small family ranch at 5445 Kester Avenue, Sherman Oaks until they moved into the former Buck Jones house which also housed the Mar-Ken School. Mr. Bessire then helped out with the cooking, driving and maintenance of the property, and was a friend and confidant to all.