William Riley Boyd
(1875-1945)
Flora Davis
(1887-1970)
Mary Willa Boyd
(1906-1990)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Edward Wilson Singleton

2. Harrell Turner Beeker

Mary Willa Boyd 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

  • Born: 26 Jun 1906, Jonathan, Haywood, NC, USA 3 4 5 6
  • Marriage (1): Edward Wilson Singleton on 5 Feb 1938 in , Burke, NC 1
  • Marriage (2): Harrell Turner Beeker on 20 Feb 1954 in , Catawba, NC, USA 2
  • Died: 11 Nov 1990, Hickory, Catawba, NC, USA at age 84 3 4 6 7
  • Buried: 13 Nov 1990, Hickory: Oakwood Cemetery, Catawba, NC, USA 4 6 7

   FamilySearch ID: LRFT-3XS.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1950 in Hickory, Catawba, NC, USA. 8 The 1950 census recorded at 819 6th Street: Willa B. Beeker, pairer in men's hosiery mill, divorced, 43, living with daughter Flo R. Singleton and son Charles B. Beeker, 7. Everyone was born in North Carolina.

2. Residence: on 20 Feb 1954 in Hickory, Catawba, NC, USA. 2

3. Occupation: hosiery manufacturer pairer on 11 Nov 1990 in Hickory, Catawba, NC, USA. 4

4. Obituary: The Charlotte Observer: obituary of Willa Boyd Beeker on 12 Nov 1990 in Charlotte, Mecklenburg, NC. 7 HICKORY -- Mrs. Willa Boyd Beeker, 84, textile worker, died Nov. 11, 1990, at Frye Regional Medical Center. Funeral is 2 p.m. Tuesday at Christ Lutheran Church. Visitation is 7 to 8:30 tonight at Hickory Funeral Home.

Survivors are her son, Charles Beeker; daughter, Mrs. Flo Icard; sisters, Mrs. Jesse James, Mrs. Fannie Lowdermilk, Mrs. Edna Roten, all of Waynesville, Mrs. Ann Boyd of Newport News, Va.

Memorials may be made to Christ Lutheran Church, 324 2nd Ave. S.E., Hickory, N.C. 28602.


Mary married Edward Wilson Singleton on 5 Feb 1938 in , Burke, NC.1 (Edward Wilson Singleton was born on 6 May 1906 in El Paso, El Paso, TX,9 10 died on 22 Apr 1939 in Rutherfordton, Rutherford, NC, USA 9 10 and was buried on 24 Apr 1939 in Hickory: Oakwood Cemetery, Catawba, NC, USA 9 10.)


Mary next married Harrell Turner Beeker, son of Charles Turner Beeker and Lula Etta Miller, on 20 Feb 1954 in , Catawba, NC, USA.2 (Harrell Turner Beeker was born on 28 Dec 1907 in Salisbury, Rowan, NC, USA,11 12 13 14 died on 26 May 1971 12 14 and was buried in Mill Bridge: Thyatira Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Rowan, NC, USA 14.)


Sources


1 FamilySearch.org, North Carolina Marriages, 1759-1979, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F898-ZV9 Edward W. Singleton and Mary Willa Boyd, 05 Feb 1938; citing Burke, North Carolina, reference Burke Mar; FHL microfilm 369,544.

2 Ancestry.com, North Carolina, U.S., Marriage Records, 1741-2011 (Original data: North Carolina County Registers of Deeds. Microfilm. Record Group 048. North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, NC.), Harrell T. Beeker and Willa Singleton, 20 Feb 1954.

3 U.S. Social Security Death Index, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J1QW-GXS SSN 240-05-2747 Willa B. Beeker.

4 FamilySearch.org, North Carolina Deaths, 1931-1994, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FGV5-PDN Willa Boyd Beeker, 11 Nov 1990; citing Hickory, Catawba, North Carolina, v 48A cn 48085, State Department of Archives and History, Raleigh; FHL microfilm 1,991,780.

5 FamilySearch.org, North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VHGC-DJH Mary Willa Boyd, 26 Jun 1906 citing vol. 26, p. 19, Haywood, North Carolina, North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh.

6 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=173051207.

7 The Charlotte Observer (Charlotte, NC) (Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina), 12 Nov 1990, obituary of Willa Boyd Beeker.

8 "1950 United States Census," https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:6FMQ-KRPD Willa B Beeker Hickory NC.

9 Ancestry.com, North Carolina, U.S., Death Certificates, 1909-1976 (North Carolina State Board of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics. North Carolina Death Certificates. Microfilm S.123. Rolls 19-242, 280, 313-682, 1040-1297. North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, North Carolina.), Edward Wilson Singleton. Father Mack Singleton. MOther Ella Wilson. Spouse Willa Boyd.

10 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=173052390.

11 FamilySearch.org, North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VCW6-J4W Harrell Turner Beeker, 28 Dec 1907, citing vol. 902, p. 295, Rowan, North Carolina, North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh. No image available.

12 U.S. Social Security Death Index, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VM1B-BPG Harrell Beeker, May 1971.

13 Ancestry.com, U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947 (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), Harrelll Turner Beeker b. 28 Dec 1907 Rowan NC.

14 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=18995621.



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