Obituaries - Beall
BEALL, NELSON continued
See also FMJ 2-6-1886; 2-13-1886; 2-20-1886; and 2-27-1886 for notices of his ill health.
(son of RICHARD and SUSAN BEALL)
b. February 14, 1862
d. October 1, 1862
a. 7 ms. 15 dys
See Richard Beall Family Chart in Chapter 5.
BEALL, RICHARD HILL
(husband of SUSAN UHL BEALL)
b. October 6, 1817
d. December 13, 1893
a. 76 yrs. 2 ms. 7 dys.
“Death of an Old Citizen. Many people were surprised Wednesday afternoon to hear of the death of Mr. Richard Beall at his residence, this place. He had been complaining for some time, but was active until almost the last hour. He was a native of this county and a son of Capt. Dennis Beall, a heroic soldier of the war of 1812. July 6, 1843, he married Miss Susan Uhl, of this vicinity, who with two sons — Horace, of Charlestown, W. Va., and Olin, of this place, survive. Mr. Beall was a model of industry and good citizenship. In his prime he was a vigorous and prosperous business man, amassing an estate of considerable value. Of quiet habits and domestic temperament, he loved his home and family, these he left in later life only at the call of outside duty. He was 76 years, 2 months and 7 days old. Besides his immediate family, two sisters, Mrs. Charles Kalbfus and Mrs. James Kane, of this place, are survivors. The funeral yesterday afternoon was largely attended. Rev. W.W. Van Arsdale, assisted by Rev’s W.A. Sites and R.L. Meiuly, officiated and Messrs. J.B. Wright, J.S. Metzger, B. Stern, Thomas Humberston, Philip Michael and J.B. Oder were the pall-bearers.” [FMJ 12-16-1893, p. 3]
“...Richard H. Beall, was for many years one of the leading lumber merchants of Frostburg...He married Susan Uhl, and they became the parents of the following children: Clarence [sic; this should be CLARA], who is deceased; Mary, who died in childhood; Richard, who also died in childhood; Annie, who died in childhood; Horace, who resides in Kentucky, and Olin, who was the youngest.” [Thomas and Williams, p. 727]
According to Scharf, Mr. Beall was one of the directors of the Frostburg Gas and Light Co. in 1881 (p. 1480).
BEALL, SUSAN UHL
(wife of RICHARD BEALL)
b. January 21, 1822
d. January 22, 1913
a. 91 yrs. 1 day
“The funeral of Mrs. Susan Uhl Beall, who died at her home on Beall avenue in this city yesterday morning at 10:30 o’clock will take place from the First M.E. Church tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o’clock, Rev. D.H. Martin, pastor, officiating. The interment will be in the Percy cemetery. Mrs. Beall was the widow of Richard Hill Beall, who died about twenty years ago and in his day one of Frostburg's most useful and prominent citizens. She was the daughter of Peter Uhl, a pioneer citizen of Frostburg, whose home, recently torn down, stood on the corner of Union and Uhl streets.
Her marriage to Mr. Beall took place July 6, 1843. She was born in Frostburg January 21, 1822, and was, therefore, ninety-one years old at the time of her death, which occurred the day after her birthday. The deceased had always lived in Frostburg, and was but ten years younger than the town itself. She had a remarkably retentive memory and her reminiscences of the early days of the town were extremely interesting. By birth and marriage she was connected with some of the most prominent families in the State, and had a vivid recollection of the distinguished personages who passed through Frostburg over the old National Pike in the days of the stage-coach.
Mrs. Beall was a woman of exceeding charity and an exemplary member of the Methodist Church to which she became attached seventy-three years ago. One of her beautiful characteristics was her patience under trials and tribulations. Her husband was a large manufacturer of lumber, owning and operating several saw mills in the vicinity of Frostburg. Six different times his mills were destroyed by fire, the last visitation being when his large planing mill on Bowery street in this city was destroyed on July 3, 1877, entailing a loss to Mr. Beall of $11,000. During all these misfortunes his wife, whose beautiful life has just closed, never shrunk from her share of the burden of recuperation, so that in later years the couple enjoyed competency that enabled them to live comfortably and independently. She judiciously managed the estate left by her husband and at the time of her death was the owner of much valuable property in Frostburg, among which is the beautiful Beall residence on Beall avenue, her last home, her first home after her marriage to Mr. Beall, being the Armstrong property on Broadway, now known as the Ritter-Watts Inn.
Out of six children born to Mr. and Mrs. Beall, two sons survive, namely Mr. Olin Beall, cashier of First National Bank, of Frostburg, and Mr. Horace Beall of Kentucky, the latter now
Anthony E. Crosby and Michael R. Olson
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Frostburg (Md.), 1800-1972