Philip Beeker
(Bet 1801/1810-Abt 1848)
Elizabeth Beula Shoultz
Richmond Pearson Sharp
Mary Swicegood
George Washington Beeker
Mary Elizabeth Sharp
Mary Elizabeth "Bessie" Beeker


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1. William Johnson Giles

Mary Elizabeth "Bessie" Beeker 1 2 3

  • Born: 21 Dec 1869, Tyro, Davidson, NC, USA 1 2
  • Marriage (1): William Johnson Giles on 20 Nov 1888 in Tyro, Davidson, NC, USA
  • Died: 13 Jun 1920, Tyro, Davidson, NC, USA at age 50 1 2
  • Buried: 14 Jun 1920, Tyro: Sandy Creek Cemetery, Davidson, NC, USA 1 2

   FamilySearch ID: L85S-R3S.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1870 in Tyro, Davidson, NC, USA. 4 The 1870 census recorded in Tyro Township: George Becker [indexed wrong due to poor handwriting], farmer, 28, living with wife Mary E., 27; Charles L., 2; and Mary E., 6 months when the census was recorded on 17 Aug 1870. Everyone was born in North Carolina. The post office was Lexington. George had no real estate value and his personal estate was worth $150.

2. Census in 1880 in Tyro, Davidson, NC, USA. 5 The 1880 census recorded George Beeker [indexed incorrectly as George Buker due to poor handwriting], farmer, 39, lviing with wife Elizabeth, 37; Charles L, 12; Mary E., 10; Amanda B., 3; and Nancy, 6. Everyone and their parents were born in North Carolina.

3. Obituary: The Dispatch; obituary of Mrs. Bessie Beeker Giles on 15 Jun 1920 in Lexington, Davidson, NC, USA. 1 DIED.
Mrs. Bessie Beeker Giles, wife of William J. Giles, died at her home at Tyro Sunday afternoon and was laid to rest yesterday afternoon in the cemetery at St. Luke's church. The funeral exercises were conducted by Rev. N. D. Bodie, pastor of the Lutheran church at Thomasville.
Mrs. Giles, who had been unconscious since she was stricken seven weeks ago, was forty-five years old. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Beeker. Surviving are the husband and siz children, four grandchildren, father, brother, and two sisters. The children are W. W. Giles and Johnson Giles, Misses Eva, Frances, Ruth and Elva Giles. C. L. Beeker is a brother and Mrs. S. L. Parnell and Mrs. G. W. Fritts are sisters of the deceased.
Mrs. Giles was a faithful member of St. Lukes Lutheran church and a woman of excellent parts, who will be missed in the community where she was so well beloved.

Mary married William Johnson Giles, son of John Smith Giles and Carolyn Isabelle "Belle" Burton, on 20 Nov 1888 in Tyro, Davidson, NC, USA. (William Johnson Giles was born on 15 Jan 1868 in , Davidson, NC, USA,6 died on 3 Apr 1951 in Lexington, Davidson, NC, USA 6 and was buried in Tyro: Sandy Creek Cemetery, Davidson, NC, USA 6.)


1 "The Dispatch (Lexington, NC)" (Lexington, Davidson, North Carolina), 15 Jun 1920, page 5. Obituary of Mrs. Bessie Beeker Giles.

2 "The Dispatch (Lexington, NC)" (Lexington, Davidson, North Carolina),

3, North Carolina Deaths, 1931-1994, Johnson Edward Giles, 13 Sep 1967; citing Lexington, Davidson, North Carolina, v 28B cn 28871.

4 1870 United States Census, George Becker citing p. 13, family 103 & 104.FHL microfilm 552,633.

5 1880 United States Census, George Buker, Tyro, Davidson, North Carolina citing enumeration district ED 37, sheet 168A.

6 "The Dispatch (Lexington, NC)" (Lexington, Davidson, North Carolina),

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