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.”

Reference Detail: Line 39, dwelling 154

Comment Detail: 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]

Reference Detail: Line 9, dwelling 125

Comment Detail: 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.]

Reference Detail: Line 21, dwelling 34

Comment Detail: 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 Detail: 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.”

Reference Detail: Line 39, dwelling 154

Comment Detail: 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]

Reference Detail: Line 9, dwelling 125

Comment Detail: 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.]

Reference Detail: Line 21, dwelling 34

Comment Detail: 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.”

Reference Detail: Line 38,39, dwelling 154

Comment Detail: 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]

Reference Detail: Line 8,9, dwelling 125

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

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Child: Samuel Edward Higley (1872 – 1907)

Child: Earl Higley (bet 1874/1875 – ?)

Child: Clara Higley (1878 – ?)

Child: Harry E. Higley (1882 – ?)

Child: Ray D. Higley (1884 – ?)

Child: Roy C. Higley (1890 – bef 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.”

Reference Detail: Line 39, dwelling 154

Comment Detail: 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 Detail: 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]

Reference Detail: Line 9, dwelling 125

Comment Detail: 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.]

Reference Detail: Line 21, dwelling 34

Comment Detail: 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.”

Reference Detail: 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]

Reference Detail: Line 8-10, dwelling 125

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