Beulah Alice Dawson

22 September 1915–14 July 2002 (Age 86)
Aline, Alfalfa, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Beulah Alice

When Beulah Alice Dawson was born on 22 September 1915, her father, George Washington Dawson, was 27 and her mother, Bertha Alice Freed, was 30. She married Ralph Childs Brownlee on 27 April 1940, in Hutchinson, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Sumner Township, Reno, Kansas, United States in 1920. She died on 14 July 2002, at the age of 86.

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Ralph Childs Brownlee
Beulah Alice Dawson
Marriage: 27 April 1940
Marilyn Joan Brownlee

Spouse and Children

27 April 1940
Hutchinson, Texas, United States


Parents and Siblings

    George Washington Dawson







    Cecil Albert Dawson


    Lucille Dawson


World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

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.
1927 · Kansas Adopts a Flag

Age 12

The flag of the State of Kansas was adopted on September 24, 1927. The flag was designed by Hazel Avery in 1925.
1938 · Electrification of Rural Kansas

Age 23

Power was supplied to rural Kansas, which had been hit hard by the depression, in March 1938. Many farmers could not afford the $5 hookups for electricity. As a result, Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Rural Electrification Act which provided loans to farmers who wanted electricity. Brown County became the first to receive service.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Daw 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bulah A Dawson in household of Geo W Dawson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Beulah Dawson in household of George W Dawson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Beulah Brownlle in household of Ralph Brownlle, "United States Census, 1940"

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