Edna Zeadock Beal

5 August 1897–10 August 1966 (Age 69)
Gage, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Edna Zeadock

When Edna Zeadock Beal was born on 5 August 1897, in Gage, Nebraska, United States, her father, William Beal, was 33 and her mother, Ella Smith Stephenson, was 26. She married Ness Venoy Jenkins in January 1911, in Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Wymore, Gage, Nebraska, United States in 1910 and Grand Island, Hall, Nebraska, United States in 1920. She died on 10 August 1966, in Nebraska, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Blue Springs, Gage, Nebraska, United States.

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Ness Venoy Jenkins
Edna Zeadock Beal
Marriage: January 1911
Lyle Nun Jenkins
Mary Elizabeth Jenkins
Maxine Esther Jenkins

Spouse and Children

January 1911
Nebraska, United States


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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 3

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 19

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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)

  • Edna Jenkins in household of Ness Jenkins, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Edna Beal in household of William Beal, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Edna Beal in household of Wm Beal, "United States Census, 1910"

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