Arabell "Bill" Beals

Last updated 23 Oct 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

Born: May 1850 in , , Ohio, United States

Supporting evidence for:
name

census-us-1880-ps-il-knox-143-17: 1880 U.S. Census, population schedule, Illinois, Knox County, Maquon Township, enumeration district 143, page 17 (form/penned) or 274A (stamped); 1880 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 12 August 2018) > "Illinois > Knox > Maquon > 143" image 17; citing “Tenth Census of the United States, 1880, NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 220 (of 1454), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 39, dwelling 154

Comment: Source includes [married] name (Arabell Higley).

census-us-1900-ps-ks-rawlins-134-6a: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Rawlins County, Celia Township, enumeration district 134, sheet 6A (form/penned) or page 319A (stamped); 1900 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 13 August 2018) > "Kansas > Rawlins > Celia > District 0134" image 5; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1240496]

Additional detail for reference: Line 9, dwelling 125

Comment: Source includes [married] name (Arabell Higley).

census-us-ks-1915-s1-rawlins-celia-5: 1915 Kansas State Census, schedule 1, Rawlins County, Celia Township, page 5; Kansas, U.S., State Census Collection, 1855-1925, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 13 May 2007) > "1915 > Rawlins > Celia" images 9–11; citing “1915 Kansas State Census, Microfilm reel K-191 (of 271), Kansas State Historical Society” [Each census “page” consists of four book pages, A through D.]

Additional detail for reference: Line 21, dwelling 34

Comment: Source includes [married] name (Bill Higley). Bill is presuably a diminutive of Arabell.

obituary-dorwin-higley-1918: Obituary for Dorwin Higley (1918); “Obituary,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 8 Mar 2021), image “United States of America > Kansas > Atwood > The Square Deal > 1918 > 06 > 27" page 1; citing “The Square Deal (Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas), 27 Jun 1918 (Thursday), page 1, column 1”

Comment: Source includes name (Arabelle Beals).

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,
birth

census-us-1880-ps-il-knox-143-17: 1880 U.S. Census, population schedule, Illinois, Knox County, Maquon Township, enumeration district 143, page 17 (form/penned) or 274A (stamped); 1880 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 12 August 2018) > "Illinois > Knox > Maquon > 143" image 17; citing “Tenth Census of the United States, 1880, NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 220 (of 1454), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 39, dwelling 154

Comment: Source includes age (<conflict>) and location (Ohio). See research notes for conflict details.

census-us-1900-ps-ks-rawlins-134-6a: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Rawlins County, Celia Township, enumeration district 134, sheet 6A (form/penned) or page 319A (stamped); 1900 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 13 August 2018) > "Kansas > Rawlins > Celia > District 0134" image 5; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1240496]

Additional detail for reference: Line 9, dwelling 125

Comment: Source includes date (May/1850), age (50), and location (Ohio). Using her age and the official census date of 1 June 1900 gives a birth date range from 2 June 1849 to 1 June 1850, which encompasses the given date.

census-us-ks-1915-s1-rawlins-celia-5: 1915 Kansas State Census, schedule 1, Rawlins County, Celia Township, page 5; Kansas, U.S., State Census Collection, 1855-1925, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 13 May 2007) > "1915 > Rawlins > Celia" images 9–11; citing “1915 Kansas State Census, Microfilm reel K-191 (of 271), Kansas State Historical Society” [Each census “page” consists of four book pages, A through D.]

Additional detail for reference: Line 21, dwelling 34

Comment: Source includes age (64) and location (Ohio). Using the official census date of 1 Mar 1915 gives a birth date range from 2 Mar 1850 to 1 Mar 1851.

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Family

Spouse/Partner: Dorwin Higley (1846 – 1918)

Married: 3 Dec 1863 in Knoxville, Knox County, Illinois, United States

Supporting evidence for:
marriage

census-us-1880-ps-il-knox-143-17: 1880 U.S. Census, population schedule, Illinois, Knox County, Maquon Township, enumeration district 143, page 17 (form/penned) or 274A (stamped); 1880 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 12 August 2018) > "Illinois > Knox > Maquon > 143" image 17; citing “Tenth Census of the United States, 1880, NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 220 (of 1454), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 38,39, dwelling 154

Comment: Source identifies Arabell Higley as the wife of Dorwin Higley.

census-us-1900-ps-ks-rawlins-134-6a: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Rawlins County, Celia Township, enumeration district 134, sheet 6A (form/penned) or page 319A (stamped); 1900 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 13 August 2018) > "Kansas > Rawlins > Celia > District 0134" image 5; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1240496]

Additional detail for reference: Line 8,9, dwelling 125

Comment: Source identifies Arabell Higley as the wife of Dorwin Higley and the number of years married (<conflict>) for both. See research notes for ether Dorwin or Arabelle for conflict details.

obituary-dorwin-higley-1918: Obituary for Dorwin Higley (1918); “Obituary,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 8 Mar 2021), image “United States of America > Kansas > Atwood > The Square Deal > 1918 > 06 > 27" page 1; citing “The Square Deal (Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas), 27 Jun 1918 (Thursday), page 1, column 1”

Comment: Source includes date (Dec 3, 1863) and location (Knoxville, Ill).

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Child: Samuel Edward Higley (1872 – 1907)

Child: Earl Higley (1874 – ?)

Child: Clara Higley (1878 – ?)

Child: Harry E. Higley (1882 – ?)

Child: Ray D. Higley (1884 – ?)

Child: Roy C. Higley (1890 – 1918)

Miscellaneous Facts

Attributes

Residence: 1 Jun 1880 at Maquon Township, Knox County, Illinois, United States

Residence: 1883 at , Butler County, Nebraska, United States

Residence: 1 Jun 1900 at Celia Township, Rawlins County, Kansas, United States

Residence: 1 Mar 1915 at Celia Township, Rawlins County, Kansas, United States

Supporting evidence for:
attributes

census-us-1880-ps-il-knox-143-17: 1880 U.S. Census, population schedule, Illinois, Knox County, Maquon Township, enumeration district 143, page 17 (form/penned) or 274A (stamped); 1880 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 12 August 2018) > "Illinois > Knox > Maquon > 143" image 17; citing “Tenth Census of the United States, 1880, NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 220 (of 1454), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 39, dwelling 154

Comment: Source includes census date (1 Jun 1880) and location (Maquon Township, in the County of Knox, State of Illinois).

obituary-samuel-higley-1907: Obituary for Sam Higley (1907); “Sam Higley Killed,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 20 Feb 2021), image “United States of America > Kansas > Atwood > The Republican Citizen > 1907 > 05 > 16” page 1; citing “The Republican Citizen (Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas), 16 May 1907 (Thursday), page 1, column 1”

Comment: Source includes date (1883) and location (Butler county, Nebr.).

census-us-1900-ps-ks-rawlins-134-6a: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Rawlins County, Celia Township, enumeration district 134, sheet 6A (form/penned) or page 319A (stamped); 1900 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 13 August 2018) > "Kansas > Rawlins > Celia > District 0134" image 5; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1240496]

Additional detail for reference: Line 9, dwelling 125

Comment: Source includes census date (1 June 1900) and location (Celia Township, County: Rawlins, State: Kansas).

census-us-ks-1915-s1-rawlins-celia-5: 1915 Kansas State Census, schedule 1, Rawlins County, Celia Township, page 5; Kansas, U.S., State Census Collection, 1855-1925, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 13 May 2007) > "1915 > Rawlins > Celia" images 9–11; citing “1915 Kansas State Census, Microfilm reel K-191 (of 271), Kansas State Historical Society” [Each census “page” consists of four book pages, A through D.]

Additional detail for reference: Line 21, dwelling 34

Comment: Source includes offical census date (1 Mar 1915) and location (Celia, Rawlins County, Kansas).

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General Notes and Anecdotes

Mrs. Dorwin Higley [Arabell] was hurt when the horses pulling the buggy she and her grand-daughter were riding in, were startled and bolted. Mrs. Higley and Erma were thrown from the vehicle and "badly bruised" but were not seriously injured. [periodical-local-news-higley-accident-1911]

Supporting evidence for:
general notes

periodical-local-news-higley-accident-1911: “The Local News / <The latter part of last week…>,” local news; Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 7 Mar 2021) > “United States of America > Kansas > Atwood > The Citizen-Patriot > 1911 > 11 > 02” page 5; citing “The Republican Citizen, and The Atwood Patriot (Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas), 2 Nov 1911 (Thursday), page 5, column 1”

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Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)

CONFLICTS

Birth Date: This database uses May 1850. Using her age (31) on the official 1880 census date of 1 June 1880 gives a birth date range from 2 June 1848 to 1 June 1849. [census-us-1880-ps-il-knox-143-17]

Marriage Date: This database uses 3 Dec 1863. The 1900 U.S. Census gives the number of years (32) of marriage, which, when applied to the official census date of 1 Jun 1900, gives a marriage date range from 2 Jun 1867 to 1 Jun 1868. [census-us-1900-ps-ks-rawlins-134-6a]

FOLLOWUP

In 1880, Arabell's brother-in-law Dudley was living with the family and working the farm. [census-us-1880-ps-il-knox-143-17]

Arabella's parents were both from Ohio in the 1880 U.S. Census, though her father is identified as being from Indiana in the 1900 U.S. Census. [census-us-1880-ps-il-knox-143-17, census-us-1900-ps-ks-rawlins-134-6a]

Supporting evidence for:
research notes

census-us-1880-ps-il-knox-143-17: 1880 U.S. Census, population schedule, Illinois, Knox County, Maquon Township, enumeration district 143, page 17 (form/penned) or 274A (stamped); 1880 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 12 August 2018) > "Illinois > Knox > Maquon > 143" image 17; citing “Tenth Census of the United States, 1880, NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 220 (of 1454), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 39,43, dwelling 154

census-us-1900-ps-ks-rawlins-134-6a: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Rawlins County, Celia Township, enumeration district 134, sheet 6A (form/penned) or page 319A (stamped); 1900 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 13 August 2018) > "Kansas > Rawlins > Celia > District 0134" image 5; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1240496]

Additional detail for reference: Line 8-10, dwelling 125

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