Benjamin Harrison Beal

10 March 1890–1 August 1971 (Age 81)
Smith, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Benjamin Harrison

When Benjamin Harrison Beal was born on 10 March 1890, his father, Richard or Dixon or Dick B Beal, was 20 and his mother, Mary Parris Earps, was 17. He married Eva B Glover on 27 October 1912, in Smith, Tennessee, United States. He died on 1 August 1971, in Smith, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Dixon Springs Cemetery, Dixon Springs, Smith, Tennessee, United States.

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Benjamin Harrison Beal
1890–1971
Eva B Glover
1890–1980
Marriage: 27 October 1912

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
27 October 1912
Smith, Tennessee, United States

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World Events (8)

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 8

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 22

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

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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