|Birth: ||Dec. 24, 1925|
|Death: ||Jan. 31, 2002|
GROTON, MASS - Isabel Collier Beal, 76, died at Emerson Hospital in Concord, MA. She was the daughter of Charles Eli and Mary Isabel (Floyd) Collier. She attended Groton High School and became the editor of the "Clarion" in her senior year. Isabel was recognized for writing the class song,"A Perfect Day" and at her graduation in 1943 she received an award for her essay "Making America Strong." After graduation she married Arthur B. Beal of Beals Island on Nov. 11, 1944, at the Union Congregational Church. After retirement from the Navy, the family moved to Barralock Hill Farm, the Floyd family homestead. Isabel was a member of the Groton Historical society, serving as secretary for 28 years, president for 4 years and curator and historian for 30 years. As a historian, Isabel researched her family lines back to the 1630's, when Governor Winthrop's fleet sailed to America. Isabel's ancestry relates to Lydia Eliot, wife to James Pennimman and sister to John Eliot, known as the Apostle to the Indians, who translatd the Holy Bible to the Indian language. Survivers include her husband, Arthur B. Beal, two daughters, Marcia Beal and her husband, Norman Brazer Jr. and Deborah and her husband Dugene Normandin. A funeral service was held at the Union Congregational Church in Groton, Mass.
Arthur Blackburn Beal (1923 - 2004)*
GPS (lat/lon): 42.62172, -71.56441
Created by: Dorothy Alley Abbott
Record added: Apr 11, 2012
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