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
Helen Bell Beckum
Marriage: after 1917
Sarah Mell Cawley
William ( Billy) Franklin Cawley
George Jackson Cawley Sr
Joseph " Joe" Davis Sr Cawley

Spouse and Children

after 1917


Parents and Siblings

    Jefferson Davis Beckum





    Orla Beckum


    Arthur Beckum




    William HHH Beckum


+4 More Children

World Events (8)


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.

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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