John Samuel Beal

29 June 1857–14 September 1944 (Age 87)
Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of John Samuel

When John Samuel Beal was born on 29 June 1857, in Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, United States, his father, Henry Allen Beal, was 22 and his mother, Mary P Thorpe, was 30. He married Emma Cathinka Thorsby on 11 January 1877, in Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. In 1920, at the age of 63, his occupation is listed as grain ranger, milling co in Utah, United States. He died on 14 September 1944, in Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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John Samuel Beal
Emma Cathinka Thorsby
Marriage: 11 January 1877
John Henry Beal
Ida Pearl Beal
Mary Emma Beal
David Thursby Beal
George Leon Beal

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  • Marriage
    11 January 1877Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.
    Age 6
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 24
    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    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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    Sources (42)

    • John S Beel in household of Henry Beel, "United States Census, 1870"
    • John S Beal, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • John S Beal in entry for Mary Emma Beal Noyes, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"

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