Obituaries - Baum
d. December 2, 1904
a. 4 yrs.
“Died. At the family home, 7 miles west of town, Friday, December 2, 1994 [sic], Willard, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Baum, aged 4 years. The remains were brought to the home of Mrs. B’s father, M. Youngerman [sic], this place, and interred in the Percy cemetery Sunday afternoon.” [FMJ 12-10-1904, p. 3]
(daughter of RICHARD and SUSAN BEALL)
b. November 1856
d. September 13, 1862
a. 5 yrs. 10 ms.
See the Richard Beall Family Chart in Chapter 5.
BEALL, ANNIE C. HILL
(second wife of NELSON BEALL)
d. November 5, 1901
“Died. Frank C. Beall, of this place, received a telegram Tuesday afternoon from Thomasville, N.C., conveying the intelligence that his step-mother, Mrs. Annie C. Beall, had died that day at that place. She was about 74 years old and had been in declining health for some time. Mr. Beall left at once to accompany the remains home to lay them beside those of her husband, the late Capt. Nelson Beall. They arrived at 4:21 yesterday afternoon, were taken from the train, and interred as designated.” [FMJ 11-9-1901. p. 3].
Mrs. Beall gave her age as 46 in the 1880 Census, which means she was born about 1834 and her age at death is closer to age 67 than 74.
BEALL, CAROLINE TAYLOR
(first wife of NELSON BEALL)
b. February 14, 1825
d. January 16, 1872
a. 46 yrs. 11 ms. 2 dys.
“Died. On Tuesday, 16th inst., in this place, Mrs. Caroline Beall, wife of Nelson Beall, Esq., aged 46 years, 11 months and 2 days.
She was a faithful member of the M.E. Church for near twenty-five years, during which she constantly exemplified the exalted character of her profession. She was well known to those with whom she communed in christian fellowship, who testify to the pre-eminence in her life of a meek, quiet and unobtrusive spirit. She was better known to those who have been blessed by her abounding charity and comforted by her ministry to their suffering. To those of her own household, however, endeared by the successive ties of wife and mother, she was best observed in her faithful, tender performance of all the duties pertaining to her two-fold domestic character, while above and around all, she shed the surpassing lustre of a higher life, to enjoy which she continually beckoned them. Her gentle spirit has left the realm of tears, but the ineffaceable traces of a stainless earthly existence consecrated to the good of her family, the relief of the needy, the comfort of the suffering and the religious development of all, are written on imperishable tablets—the hearts of those she loved and served, and those to whom she was a sincere benefactor.
The blessedness of such a life is the best testimony of its worth and its inevitable fruition in heaven. It is impossible such shall live in vain.
She was ill but a short time. Her disease was of an acute character, and speedily effected its work of death. In other and better words—
A few brief days—and then the earth
Grew white around the trav’ler’s feet
Whilte bright fires glowed on every hearth,
They parted never more to meet
Until they go where she has gone,
From this dark world of death and blight,
To walk with her above the sun
That sank upon her grave to-night.
[FMJ 1-20-1872, p. 3]
“The funeral of Mrs. Caroline Beall, wife of Nelson Beall, Esq. of this place, at the M.E. Church was largeley attended. The deepest feeling pervaded the assembly, as all felt that a true friend was gone. Rev. Mr. Gray spoke feelingly of the virtues and graces that adorned her life—of its purity, an its unostentatious devotion to christian labor. She was taken to the grave from the midst of a sorrowing community.” [FMJ 1-20-1872, p. 3]
Mrs. Beall’s gravesite is listed in Scharf. In an article in FMJ 1-20-1872 (p. 3), she is listed as a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church for 25 years. In another article on the same page, it is noted that the Reformed Church bought land for its building from Nelson and Caroline Beall in 1867 for $175.
Anthony E. Crosby and Michael R. Olson
28 x 22 cms
Cemeteries, Maryland, Frostburg; Obituaries, Maryland, Frostburg. .
Frostburg (Md.), 1800-1972