|Birth: ||Aug. 14, 1902|
|Death: ||Jun. 1, 1904|
Inez was the daughter of William Obediah Beene and Lucy Ann (Welch) Beene. A family story is about her.
Little Inez loved white. She wore only white clothing. A neighbor gave Lucy some red rose cuttings to plant in the yard (probably shortly before Inez's death), and Inez supposedly helped Lucy to plant them around the outside of the house. Although they were red roses, Inez insisted to her mother that they would bloom white.
Inez succumbed to a lingering fever two and a half months before her second birthday. The day she died, one of the roses did indeed bloom white! The white rose was placed into the coffin with her. Since Inez had loved white so much, her father couldn't bear to have her buried in a dark coffin, so he bought some white satin (no one knows how he got the money for it) and lined her coffin with it. Inez was the first (and only) one of his children to die before reaching adulthood.
Lucy died less than two years after Inez, and she was buried beside her daughter. Lucy has a headstone, but Inez does not. Inez's grave is marked by one of the plain markers beside Lucy's grave -- however, no one knows anymore which marker is Inez's grave. Both markers are kept decorated with white flowers made of cloth.
JAN. 2007: Inez's nephew, Bobby Dean Beene, had a monument to Inez's memory erected next to her mother's new headstone.
William Obediah Beene (1865 - 1956)
Lucy Ann Welch Beene (1877 - 1906)
Alta Beene (1892 - 1892)*
Reuben Raymond Beene (1894 - 1984)*
Dixon Franklin Beene (1896 - 1977)*
William Russell Beene (1898 - 1977)*
Mary Inez Beene (1902 - 1904)
James Lafayette Beene (1904 - 1978)*
Ida Mae Beene Anderson (1909 - 1989)**
Addie Arizona Beene Baty (1912 - 1994)**
Nina Lorene Beene Rickard (1915 - 1997)**
Aaron Obediah Beene (1917 - 1999)**
Bobbie Louise Beene Pease (1928 - 2013)**
Created by: Christie Marie Shepherd
Record added: Aug 07, 2005
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