Viola Irma Beal

4 October 1916–5 December 2010 (Age 94)
Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, United States

The Life of Viola Irma

When Viola Irma Beal was born on 4 October 1916, in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, United States, her father, Edward John Beal, was 30 and her mother, Olga Stephanie Biel, was 24. She had at least 1 daughter with George Arthur Shoemaker. She died on 5 December 2010, in her hometown, at the age of 94, and was buried in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, United States.

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George Arthur Shoemaker
Viola Irma Beal
Patricia Hope Shoemaker

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    George Arthur Shoemaker





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World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1917 · Joining the First World War

Age 1

Starting with the sinking of the RMS Lusitania, which killed 128 American citizens, and many other conflicts with trade from Germany. Congress held a special meeting that resulted in The United States declaring war on Germany. Formally entering the First World War.

Age 25

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 English (of Norman origin): 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.2 English: habitational name from places so named in Northumberland and West Yorkshire. The former of these (Behil in early records) comes from Old English bēo ‘bee’ + hyll ‘hill’; the latter (Begale in Domesday Book) is from 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’.3 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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  • Viola I. Beal Appelt, "Find A Grave Index"

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