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
1876–1922
J Beulah Fravel
1885–1974
Marriage: 5 February 1903
Eleanor Virginia Schaefer
1911–2002
Robert William Schaefer
1915–1996

Spouse and Children

    Joseph Frederick Schaefer

    Male1876–1922Male

    Female1885–1974Female

MARRIAGE
5 February 1903
children

(2)

    Eleanor Virginia Schaefer

    Female1911–2002Female

    Robert William Schaefer

    Male1915–1996Male

Parents and Siblings

    Philip Gray Fravel

    Male1860–1931Male

    Bettie S Few

    Female1860–1928Female

siblings

(3)

    Female1885–1974Female

    Clarence H Fravel

    Male1891–1893Male

    Hugh Claire Fravel

    Male1893–1947Male

World Events (8)

1886

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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