Seeking info: REBECCA (BOWERSOCK) BEALE b.Pennsylvania & JOHN T BEALE b. England (Immigration yr 1874?)
REBECCA BEALE DIED IN VICTOR, TELLER COUNTY. SEEKING INFO ABOUT DATE & LOCATION OF DEATH/BURIAL
REBECCA BOWERSOCK: US CENSUS 1860, 1870, 1880 shows REBECCA BOWERSOCK in PENNSYLVANIA w/ her parents & siblings By 1885 her mother and siblings are living in El Paso County, Colorado and Ouray County, Colorado
JOHN T BEALE: US CENSUS 1880 IN Rico, OURAY CO, COLO; 1885 IN Rico, DELORES CO, COLO; 1900 in Victor TELLER CO, CO;1920 IN COLORADO STATE HOPSITAL, PUEBLO, CO
Marriage Certificate shows John T Beale & Rebecca Bowersock as getting married in Oct 1889 in Rico, Delores County, Colorado.
Bessie M (BEALE) Shea-daughter of John T Beale & Rebecca (Bowersock) Beale b. June 30th sometime between 1889 and 1891 (records vary)
Bessie was (according to her death certificate - as reported by her husband) born in Victor, Teller County. According to family history, Bessie's mother, Rebecca Beale died shortly after Bessie was born. Rebecca Beale couldn't have died in the summer of 1889 since her marriage certificate is dated October 1889. I think it's safe to assume that Bessie reported her birthdate as June 30th 1889 so that she could get married at 16 - instead of 18.
In the 1900 Census, Bessie is the niece living with her aunt Elizabeth J (Beale) Thomas and her uncle Eleazer B Thomas and their sons Harry & Jospeh in Wilbur Pct., Fremont County. According to this census, information I assume was provided by Bessie's aunt Elizabeth, her father's sister, Bessie was born in 1891.
Also in the 1900 Census, Bessie's father JOHN T BEAL is a widower, born in England, his occupation a miner, in Victor, Colorado.
Where did Bessie's mother and father die? Death certificates were not required until 1903 (or 1907?) - so there is no record of Bessie's mother Rebecca's death. Looking on-line, I cannot find her in any cemetery in Ouray or Delores or Pueblo or Teller or El Paso County with a Bessie Beale. These are they counties where I have found Bessie's siblings and husband either in US census reports or in cemeteries. Based on family oral history, I assume Bessie is buried in Victor, Teller County - hoping someone can help.
Bessie's "missing" father: In 1880 John T Beal is single, a miner in Rico, Ouray County. In 1885 he's in Rico, Delores County [Delores County wasn't created until 1881]. In 1900 John T Beale is widowed, a gold miner, in Victor, Teller County. I cannot find the correct John Beale in the 1910 Cenus. In 1920, when he was quite old (about 76) John Beale is listed as a widower, born England, inmate at Colorado State Hospital in Pueblo . But I can't find his grave in any Pueblo County cemetery. There is also a Sarah Beale listed at Colorado State Home in 1920. She might be a sibling or a 2nd wife. I believe she was 2 years younger than John T Beale. The Pueblo Chieftan has an obit for Sarah Beale, died Jan 25, 1932. SEEKING HELP IN FINDING DEATH DATE/PLACE OF BURIAL FOR JOHN T BEAL or his wife REBECCA (BOWERSOCK)BEALE Thank You