William Obediah “Obie” Beene

William Obediah “Obie” Beene

Birth
Itawamba County, Mississippi, USA
Death 30 Nov 1956 (aged 91)
Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
Burial Freestone County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 13655315 · View Source
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My great-grandfather. Son of Obediah Franklin and Mary Elizabeth Beene. He was married three times: First to Lucy Ann Welch, second to Ida Bell(e) (Gilliam) Foster, and third to Lethia Ann (Pipkin) Ray.

He was born in Itawamba County, MS, and came to Texas along with the rest of his family around 1884. He became a Primitive Baptist preacher and had his own church. For much of his life, he also farmed on the side.

By the time he died, he was the cornerstone of a very large family. He had eleven children and seven step-children still living, and too many grandchildren and great-grandchildren to count. (His daughter, Mary Inez Beene, died young, as did his stepchildren Nema and Herman Foster. Another stepson, Sam Bennie Ray, was killed in a tornado in Palestine, TX on Jan. 4, 1946.)



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  • Created by: Christie Marie Shepherd
  • Added: 18 Mar 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13655315
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Obediah “Obie” Beene (3 Jul 1865–30 Nov 1956), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13655315, citing Union Cemetery, Freestone County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Christie Marie Shepherd (contributor 46791473) .