J Beulah Fravel

22 August 1885–1974 (Age 88)
Shenandoah, Virginia, United States

The Life of J Beulah

When J Beulah Fravel was born on 22 August 1885, in Shenandoah, Virginia, United States, her father, Philip Gray Fravel, was 24 and her mother, Bettie S Few, was 25. She married Joseph Frederick Schaefer on 5 February 1903. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Virginia, United States in 1885 and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years. She died in 1974, at the age of 89, and was buried in Woodstock, Shenandoah, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Frederick Schaefer
J Beulah Fravel
Marriage: 5 February 1903
Eleanor Virginia Schaefer
Robert William Schaefer

Spouse and Children

    Joseph Frederick Schaefer



5 February 1903


    Eleanor Virginia Schaefer


    Robert William Schaefer


Parents and Siblings

    Philip Gray Fravel


    Bettie S Few





    Clarence H Fravel


    Hugh Claire Fravel


World Events (8)


Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 20

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 24

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

Probably a respelling of German Frevel, a nickname for an evil doer, from Middle High German vrevel, vrävel ‘bold’, ‘intrepid’, later ‘impudent’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Beulah Fravel in household of Philip Fravel, "United States Census, 1900"
  • J Beulah F Schaefer in household of Philip G Fravel, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Beulah Fravel Scheafer, "BillionGraves Index"

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