William Beal

27 August 1863–5 January 1950 (Age 86)
Illinois, United States

The Life of William

When William Beal was born on 27 August 1863, in Illinois, United States, his father, John Beal, was 33 and his mother, Sarah Fread, was 35. He married Ella Smith Stephenson on 27 April 1891, in Beatrice, Gage, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in De Witt, Saline, Nebraska, United States in 1900 and Wymore, Gage, Nebraska, United States for about 20 years. He died on 5 January 1950, in Blue Springs, Gage, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Blue Springs Cemetery, Blue Springs, Gage, Nebraska, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Beal
1863–1950
Ella Smith Stephenson
1871–1966
Marriage: 27 April 1891
Eva Beal
1892–1938
Charles William Beal
1894–1962
James Ralph Beal
1895–1952
Edna Zeadock Beal
1897–1966
Mabel Dewitt Beal
1900–
Elsie M. Beal
1904–1997
Jasper Carl Beal
1907–1907
Opal Fay Beal
1910–1982

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
27 April 1891
Beatrice, Gage, Nebraska, United States
children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1865

Age 2

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1867

Age 4

Nebraska is the 37th state.
1886

Age 23

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

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)

  • William Beal in household of John Beal, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Wm Beal in household of John Beal, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Wm Beal, "United States Census, 1930"

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