Grant Peter Beal

Brief Life History of Grant Peter

When Grant Peter Beal was born on 16 October 1901, in Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, United States, his father, David Nelson Beal, was 37 and his mother, Martha Christina Hansen, was 39. He married Gertrude Elena Ericksen on 19 November 1927, in Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. He lived in Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1901. He died on 16 November 1952, at the age of 51, and was buried in Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Grant Peter Beal
1901–1952
Gertrude Elena Ericksen
1909–1990
Marriage: 19 November 1927
Gerald Grant Beal
1929–1993
Ronald Henry Beal
1931–2009
Morris Erickson Beal
1934–1991
James Erickson Beal
1938–2007

Sources (23)

  • Grant Peter Beal, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • , "Utah, Births and Christenings, 1892-1941"
  • Grant Beal, "United States Western States Marriage Index"

World Events (8)

1902 · So Much Farm Land

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

1908 · Utah's First National Monument

Natural Bridges National Monument was designated a National Monument in 1908 by President Theodore Roosevelt. It is Utah’s first National Monument but didn’t get many visitors until after the uranium boom of the 1950s. Today the Monument and its park became the first International Dark Sky Park certified by the International Dark-Sky Association.

1915 · Dinosaur National Monument

Dinosaur National Monument is a park that contains over 800 paleontological sites and fossils. It was declared a National Monument on October 4, 1915.

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.

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