Merrill Dee Beal

3 November 1898–27 December 1990 (Age 92)
Richfield, Sevier, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Merrill Dee

When Merrill Dee Beal was born on 3 November 1898, in Richfield, Sevier, Utah, United States, his father, George Albert Beal, was 39 and his mother, Malinda Bean, was 40. He married Bessy Marie Neill on 20 June 1923, in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Rexburg, Madison, Idaho, United States in 1930 and Rexburg Election Precinct 4, Madison, Idaho, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 27 December 1990, in Tucson, Pima, Arizona, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Rexburg, Madison, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Merrill Dee Beal
1898–1990
Bessy Marie Neill
1900–1988
Marriage: 20 June 1923
Mary Anne Beal
1924–1940
Merrill David Beal
1926–2010

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 June 1923Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    World Events (8)

    1900 · Gold for Cash!
    Age 2
    This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
    1901 · The Daughters of Utah Pioneers
    Age 3
    The Daughters of Utah Pioneers was organized by Annie Taylor Hyde after she invited a group of fifty-four women to her home to find ways to recognize names and achievements of the men, women and children who were the pioneers. They followed the lead of other national lineage societies, such as the Daughters of the American Revolution. They were legally incorporated in 1925.
    1922 · Timpanogos Cave National Monument
    Age 24
    Timpanogos Cave National Monument is a United States National Monument protecting the Timpanogos Cave Historic District and a cave system on Mount Timpanogos. There are three caves in the cave system, one of which is specifically called Timpanogos Cave but the caves are only viewable on guided tours when the monument is open.

    Name Meaning

    English (of Norman origin): variant of Beale , 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.English (northern): habitational name from any of the places so named in Northumberland and Yorkshire. The former of these (Behil in early records) is named with Old English bēo ‘bee’ + hyll ‘hill’; the latter (Begale in Domesday Book) with 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’ (see Beagle 2). An additional source may be Beald, a farm in Cambridgeshire, recorded as Bele super Dedhil, c. 1195. In Lincolnshire, the surname is perhaps from a word or name for a farm derived from Scandinavian bøli ‘farm’.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.

    Possible Related Names

    Beel
    Beale
    Belson
    Beall

    Sources (41)

    • Merrill D Beal, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Merrill Dee Beal, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Samuel Merril Beal, "Idaho, Military Discharge Records, ca.1917 - ca.1960"

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