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Nellie Pearl Grigsby Beckham
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Birth: Nov. 3, 1905
Death: Jul. 4, 1951

She was married in 1922 to John Newman Beckham. They had 10 known children according to the records of Dare/Martin family researcher, Doris Gower. They were: (1) Burrell F Beckham born 29 Oct 1922 in Mt Vernon, Jefferson Co, IL and died 11 Jan 2007 in Mexico who married Geneva Richards; (2) Clyde Newman Beckham born 14 Mar 1924 who married Dorothy Bean; (3)Margaret M Beckham born 13 Dec 1925 in Canton, IL and died 25 Feb 2008 in Mt Vernon, Jefferson Co, IL who married Alden R Fairchild; (4) Kenneth Lee Beckham born 3 Aug 1928 in Lewiston, IL and died 9 Apr 2007 in Alton, IL who married Hazel Pitchford, Drina A Hicks, and Ann Lamparter; (5) John Keith Beckham born 7 Oct 1930 in McClellan Twsp, Jefferson Co, IL who married Mildren Irene Fairchild and Virginia Williams; (6) Shirley Nell Beckham born 13 Nov 1932 in Elk Prarie Twsp, Jefferson Co, IL and died 21 Oct 2006 in Waukegan, IL who married James Frederick Jackson and ? Hartley; (7)Charles Dean Beckham born 4 Sep 1934 in Elk Prarie Twsp, Jefferson Co, IL who married Melba Belle Fairchild; (8) Arthur Ray Beckham born 23 Mar 1938 in Elk Prarie Twsp, Jefferson Co, IL who married Betty Sue Meadows and Helen Sanders; and (9) Ruth Ann Beckham born 26 Jun 1939 in Jefferson Co, IL who married David Buford.

The following obituary came from the Register-News, Mt Vernon, Jefferson Co, IL on 5 Jul 1951 - Thursday - Pg 2

Nellie Beckham Of Waltonville Dies at Age 45

Mrs. Nellie Pearl Beckham, 45, of Waltonville, died at 12:15 p.m. yesterday at Deaconness Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.

The body will be taken to the family home, three miles east of Waltonville, where friends may call at any time after 10 a.m. Friday.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete.

Mrs. Beckham was born November 3, 1905 in Lewistown, Ill., the daughter of John and Augusta Grigsby.

She was married to Newman Beckham, who survives.

Mrs. Beckham was a member of the Elk Prairie Christian Church.

Besides her husband, she is survived by six sons, Burrell of Paris, Mo., Clyde of Bonnie, Kenneth of Wood River, Keith of Waltonville and Charles and Arthur Ray, at home; three daughters, Margaret Fairchild of Waltonville and Shirley and Ruth at home; four brothers, Burley Grigsby of Hanna City and Curtis Grigsby of Forrestson, Ill; eight sisters, Josephine Strode, Jessie Pascol and Katherine Eskridge of Lewistown, Ill., Charlotte Farris and Elizabeth Bennet of Canton, Ill., Maxine Gibbs of Pana, Ill., Cleo Brown of Loudon Mills and Alladene Edwards of Peoria.
Family links: 
  John Thomas Grigsby (1870 - 1961)
  Augusta Pearl Harrison Grigsby (1876 - 1939)
  Burl Faye Beckham (1922 - 2007)*
  Clyde Newman Beckham (1924 - 2010)*
  Margaret Maureen Beckham Fairchild (1925 - 2008)*
  John Keith Beckham (1930 - ____)*
  Charles Dean Beckham (1934 - ____)*
  Josephine Grigsby Strode (1897 - 1965)*
  Charlotte Leota Grigsby Farris (1899 - 1975)*
  Nellie Pearl Grigsby Beckham (1905 - 1951)
  Margaret Cleo Grigsby Brown (1907 - 1992)*
*Calculated relationship
Abner Cemetery
Jefferson County
Illinois, USA
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Record added: Oct 13, 2006
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Nellie Pearl <i>Grigsby</i> Beckham
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