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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William Beal
Ella Smith Stephenson
Marriage: 27 April 1891
Eva Beal
Charles William Beal
James Ralph Beal
Edna Zeadock Beal
Mabel Dewitt Beal
Elsie M. Beal
Jasper Carl Beal
Opal Fay Beal

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27 April 1891
Beatrice, Gage, Nebraska, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Age 4

Nebraska is the 37th state.

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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