Mable Sarah Chess

Female3 October 1886–17 August 1951

Brief Life History 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 Sheakleyville, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940 and Sheakleyville, Sheakleyville, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States in 1950. 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

Sources (7)

  • Mable S Beckdal, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Mabel S Chess, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"
  • Mabel Sarah Chess Beckdol, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 October 1908Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    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): of uncertain origin. Formally it might derive from Middle English ches, chesse (Old French esches) ‘chess’ (referring to the game, a set of chess pieces, or a chess board), or from Middle English chesse ‘(poppy) seed pod’. This surname is now rare in Britain.

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

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