Isaiah Noble Beal

7 November 1850–4 June 1913 (Age 62)
Henderson, Illinois, United States

The Life of Isaiah Noble

When Isaiah Noble Beal was born on 7 November 1850, in Henderson, Illinois, United States, his father, William Beal, was 29 and his mother, Elizabeth Thomas, was 24. He married Jennie Ophelia Thatcher on 24 December 1876, in Mahaska, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Richland Township, Mahaska, Iowa, United States in 1860 and Prairie Township, Mahaska, Iowa, United States in 1880. He died on 4 June 1913, in New Sharon, Mahaska, Iowa, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Highland Cemetery, New Sharon, Mahaska, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Isaiah Noble Beal
Jennie Ophelia Thatcher
Marriage: 24 December 1876
Hayes Ruthford Beal
Elizabeth Emeline Beal
Harriet Beal
Cecil Lucile Beal

Spouse and Children

24 December 1876
Mahaska, Iowa, United States


Parents and Siblings

    William Beal


    Elizabeth Thomas





    John S. Beal


    Martha Jane "Marty" Beal


    Elizabeth Jane Beal



World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 6

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Age 13

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 17

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

Name Meaning

1 English (of Norman origin): from Old French bel(e) ‘fair’, ‘lovely’ ( see Beau ), either a nickname for a handsome man or a metronymic from this word used as a female personal name.2 English: habitational name from places so named in Northumberland and West Yorkshire. The former of these (Behil in early records) comes from Old English bēo ‘bee’ + hyll ‘hill’; the latter (Begale in Domesday Book) is from Old English bēag ‘ring’, here probably used in the sense ‘river bend’, or an unattested personal name Bēaga derived from this word + halh ‘nook’, ‘recess’.3 French (Béal): topographic name for someone who lived by a mill race, from the Lyonnaise dialect term béal, bezale, bedale (of Gaulish origin).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Isaiah N Beal in household of Wm Beal, "United States Census, 1860"
  • I N Beal, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Isaiah N Beal, "United States Census, 1900"

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