Beulah Gay Bales

5 July 1890–21 August 1981 (Age 91)
Groseclose, Smyth, Virginia, United States

The Life of Beulah Gay

When Beulah Gay Bales was born on 5 July 1890, in Groseclose, Smyth, Virginia, United States, her father, Enoch China Bales, was 30 and her mother, Sarah Catherine Umbarger, was 32. She married David Bittle Hanshew on 25 February 1908, in Bristol, Sullivan, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Marion, Smyth, Virginia, United States for about 10 years and Rich Valley Magisterial District, Smyth, Virginia, United States in 1940. She died on 21 August 1981, in Smyth, Virginia, United States, at the age of 91.

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David Bittle Hanshew
Beulah Gay Bales
Marriage: 25 February 1908
Mildred Virginia Hanshew
Herman Vance Hanshew
Robert Love Hanshew
Hazel Irene Hanshew
David Biddle Hanshew Jr.
Ralph Parlette Hanshew
Edith Lucille Hanshew
Ernest Harold Hanshew
Joseph Blaine Hanshew
Marion Randolph Hanshew
Donald Eugene Hanshew

Spouse and Children

25 February 1908
Bristol, Sullivan, Tennessee, United States


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World Events (8)

1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Age 4

On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

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.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 26

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant spelling of Bailes .2 Czech (Baleš) and Slovak (Báleš): from a pet form of Bal, a shortened form of the personal name Baltazar .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bulah G Bales in household of S C Bales, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Bula Hanshaw in household of David B Hanshaw, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Beula Hanshew in household of D B Hanshew, "United States Census, 1920"

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