Birdella Beam

11 June 1874–31 July 1951 (Age 77)
Indiana, United States

The Life of Birdella

When Birdella Beam was born on 11 June 1874, in Indiana, United States, her father, Samuel G. Beam, was 31 and her mother, Sarah Ann Gibson, was 23. She lived in Columbus, Bartholomew, Indiana, United States in 1920 and Clay Township, Bartholomew, Indiana, United States in 1940. She died on 31 July 1951, in Bartholomew, Indiana, United States, at the age of 77.

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Samuel G. Beam
Sarah Ann Gibson
Eva Estelle Beam
Birdella Beam
Jessie Beam
Samuel Garfield Beam
Howard James Beam
John Wesley Beam
Edna Laura Beam
Benjamin Harrison Beam
Ethel May Beam
Lulu Gracea Beam

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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

Age 1

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 22

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Old English bēam ‘beam’, ‘post’, a term with various applications. It denoted the beam of a loom and was therefore in some cases a metonymic occupational name for a weaver. In others it was a topographic name for someone who lived by a post or tree, or by a footbridge made from a tree trunk.2 Americanized form of German Boehm , or sometimes of Baum .

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

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  • Birdella Beam in household of Samuel Beam, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Birdella Beam in household of John Beam, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Birdella Beam in household of Samuel Beam, "United States Census, 1900"

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