John Clarence Beasley

Brief Life History of John Clarence

When John Clarence Beasley was born on 5 September 1897, in Paris, Lamar, Texas, United States, his father, Robert Franklin Beasley, was 33 and his mother, Virginia Belle Allen, was 30. He had at least 2 sons and 3 daughters with Daisy Etta Peterson. He lived in Vernon, Wilbarger, Texas, United States in 1949 and Eastland, Eastland, Texas, United States in 1950. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 2 June 1955, in Coleman, Coleman, Texas, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Highland Cemetery, Iowa Park, Wichita, Texas, United States.

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John Clarence Beasley
Daisy Etta Peterson
John Clarence Beasley
Kathryn Sue Beasley
Theresa B Beasley
Dorothy Jean Beasley
Homer Joe Beasley

Sources (27)

  • John Beasley, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John Clarence Beasley, "Texas Births and Christenings, 1840-1981"
  • John C Beasley, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

Name Meaning


variant of Bisley, a habitational name from any of the places called Bisley in Gloucestershire and Surrey (the former named with the Old English personal name Bisa + lēah ‘woodland clearing’, the later named with either a personal name or Old English bysce ‘copse, bushes’ + lēah), or Bisseley (a lost place in Coventry, Warwickshire).

habitational name from a place in Lancashire named Beesley, probably named with Old English bēos ‘bent grass’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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