Mable Sarah Chess

3 October 1886–17 August 1951 (Age 64)
Sandy Creek Township, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Mable Sarah

When Mable Sarah Chess was born on 3 October 1886, in Sandy Creek Township, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Alva L Chess, was 25 and her mother, Jennie B McMannus, was 22. She married Lee Roy Beckdol on 28 October 1908, in Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Youngstown, Mahoning, Ohio, United States in 1920 and Sheakleyville, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. She died on 17 August 1951, in Cool Spring, Coolspring Township, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Sheakleyville, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lee Roy Beckdol
Mable Sarah Chess
Marriage: 28 October 1908
Louise G. Beckdol
Catherine E Beckdol

Spouse and Children

    Lee Roy Beckdol



28 October 1908
Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States


    Louise G. Beckdol


    Catherine E Beckdol


Parents and Siblings

    Alva L Chess





World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 4

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.

Age 18

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

English (Gloucestershire): unexplained.

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

Sources (3)

  • Mabel S Beckdol in household of Lee R Beckdol, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mabel S Beckdol in household of Leroy Beckdol, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mabel S Beckdol in household of Lee R Beckdol, "United States Census, 1930"

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