Orrel May Beedy

Female1 August 1859–10 June 1942

Brief Life History of Orrel May

When Orrel May Beedy was born on 1 August 1859, in Manteno, Kankakee, Illinois, United States, her father, Nathan Southmaid Beedy, was 24 and her mother, Phoebe Goodspeed, was 21. She married George W Arnold on 18 June 1885, in Peotone, Will, Illinois, United States. She lived in Peotone Township, Will, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Saint Petersburg, Pinellas, Florida, United States in 1920. She died on 10 June 1942, in Peotone, Will, Illinois, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Will Township, Will, Illinois, United States.

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George W Arnold
Orrel May Beedy
Marriage: 18 June 1885

Sources (24)

  • Arrel M Beede in household of Nathan S Beede, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Orrel May Arnold, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • Orrell M Beedy, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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  • Marriage
    18 June 1885Peotone, Will, Illinois, United States
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    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    Florida has had 6 Constitutions since it became a state. The first Constitution was drafted in Saint Joseph, now known as Port St. Joe. Presently Florida is governed by the Constitution of 1968.


    Age 4

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 22

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: variant of Beedie, itself a variant of Beatty .

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

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