|Birth: ||Nov. 27, 1861|
St. Louis County
|Death: ||Feb. 17, 1953|
Mary Etta Hearn was born in St. Louis, Mo., November 27 1861, and passed away at her home in Sundale, February 17, 1953, at the age of 91 years, two months and 21 days.
She came west in 1872 on the old immigrant train to San Francisco, thence by boat to Portland and settled near Forest Grove, Ore. Later she came to live in Pleasant Valley near Goldendale where she was married to James Henry Beeks in 1877.
To this union were born 15 children. Besides their children, she leaves 33 grandchildren, 48 great grandchildren and 3 great, great grandchildren; a total of 97 descendants.
The 11 surviving children, are Mrs. Cora Stewart, Portland; Mrs. Luella Miller, Goldendale; Mrs. Dora DeHaven, The Dalles; Mrs. Claude Edwards, Condon; Mrs. Blanche Fuhrman, Goodnoe Hills; Mae Gallarda, Chowchilla; Calif.; Mrs. Etta Collins, Seattle; R.T. Beeks and Dewey Beeks of Sundale; Sam Beeks, Arlington, and Gus Beeks of Goodnoe Hills.
She obeyed her Lord in baptism in 1881.
At all times in her life she manifested the courage of the sturdy pioneer, never failing in giving a word of cheer and was greatly loved by all who knew her.
James Henry Beeks (1853 - 1922)
Samuel Nelson Beeks (1879 - 1911)*
Luella Beeks Miller (1882 - 1965)*
Edith Beeks (1885 - 1887)*
Ascelia Bertha Beeks Edwards (1887 - 1962)*
Raleigh T Beeks (1889 - 1964)*
Blanche Lura Beeks Fuhrman (1891 - 1988)*
Dewey A Beeks (1898 - 1977)*
Charles W A Beeks (1899 - 1964)*
Marie Beeks (1903 - 1905)*
IOOF Mountain View Cemetery
Created by: Bill Myers
Record added: Nov 22, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 23028185