Helen Bell Beckum

29 January 1903–26 January 1987 (Age 84)
Burke, Georgia, United States

The Life of Helen Bell

When Helen Bell Beckum was born on 29 January 1903, in Burke, Georgia, United States, her father, Jefferson Davis Beckum, was 41 and her mother, Sarah Ella Buck, was 35. She married Lindsay William Cawley after 1917. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in District 65, Burke, Georgia, United States for about 10 years and District 62, Burke, Georgia, United States in 1930. She died on 26 January 1987, in Macon, Bibb, Georgia, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Sparta, Hancock, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lindsay William Cawley
1887–1949
Helen Bell Beckum
1903–1987
Marriage: after 1917
Sarah Mell Cawley
1924–1999
William ( Billy) Franklin Cawley
1925–2000
George Jackson Cawley Sr
1930–2015
Joseph " Joe" Davis Sr Cawley
1934–1982

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
after 1917
children

(4)

Parents and Siblings

    Jefferson Davis Beckum

    Male1861–1938Male

    Female1868–1945Female

siblings

(9)

    Orla Beckum

    Female1888–Female

    Arthur Beckum

    Male1891–Male

    Male1892–1953Male

    Male1895–1963Male

    William HHH Beckum

    Male1897–1899Male

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1904

Age 1

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1906 · The Atlanta Race Riot

Age 3

The Atlanta Race Riot of 1906 occurred on the evening of September 22 through September 24. A newspaper reported the rapes of four white women by African American men. Fueled by pre-existing racial tensions, these reports enraged white men who then arranged gangs to attack African American men. Over the next few days, several thousand white men joined in and in the end, 26 people were killed and many were injured.
1927

Age 24

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

1 Americanized spelling of Norwegian Bekkum, from the dative plural case of bekk ‘stream’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived ‘by the streams’.2 Possibly a variant spelling of English Beckham .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Helen Cawley in household of L W Cawley, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Helen Beckum in household of Jefferson D Beckum, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Helen Beckum in household of Jefferson D Beckum, "United States Census, 1910"

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