Nancy S <I>Parker</I> Beaston

Nancy S Parker Beaston

North Carolina, USA
Death 12 Jan 1946 (aged 94)
Columbus, Cherokee County, Kansas, USA
Burial Galena, Cherokee County, Kansas, USA
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Memorial ID 21356152 · View Source
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Nancy S. Parker Beaston
(April 1851 ~ January 12, 1946)
April 1851 – 12 January 1946



Funeral Services to Be Held Monday Afternoon for Mrs. Nancy Beaston, 93 Years Old.

Galena, Kan., Jan. 12.—A great-great-grandmother who 85 years ago came here with her parents in a covered wagon died at 3 o’clock this morning at the age of 93. She was Mrs. Nancy Beaston, a native of South Carolina, who was well known throughout this community. Mrs. Beaston died In Columbus, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. A. E. Mooreland, whom she was visiting. She had lived during recent years at the home of another daughter, Mrs. Nona Ragsdale, Dewey street, in Galena. Mrs. Beaston's husband, the late Joseph Beaston, was a veteran of the war between the states.

Surviving also are three other daughters, Mrs. Roy Nibarger, Kingman, Kan., Mrs. Maude Vincent of San Francisco, Calif, and Mrs. Blanche Hathorn of Kansas City, Mo.; 20 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o’clock Monday afternoon at the Assembly of God church. Rev. G. P. Hertweck, pastor, will officiate. The Allison funeral home will direct the rites.

Joplin Globe
Joplin, Missouri
13 January 1946, Sunday, Page 12

Biographical Notes:
Joseph Beaston married Nancy S Parker in Cherokee, Kansas, on February 28, 1872.

In the 1880 census, Joseph and his wife “Nannie” lived in Buena Vista, Schuyler, Illinois, where he was farming, and had 4 children: Frank 6, Mary 5, John 2 and Edward 1. He was a native of Illinois and his wife of North Carolina. All of his sons are recorded as born in Kansas, and his daughter in Illinois. It should be noted that in most records, especially those she informed, her place of birth is noted as North Carolina.

On September 27, 1890, an article appeared in the Galena, Kansas, newspaper that Frank, the 19 year old son of Jos. Beaston had accidentally shot himself. This may have been their son. The Jessie E Beaston buried in Stephenson Cemetery is noted as having died September 26, 1890. It is possible that the “E” as a middle initial was actually an “F”.

In December 1936, an article appeared in several newspapers that the body of John M Beaston was being sought in a mine cave in Galena. Scraps of his clothing had been found near the site, and he had been missing from his home, where he lived in Galena with Nancy in 1930. No follow-up article could be found. According to his World War 1 draft registration he had been born 8 Sep 1877. His full name was John Milford Beaston. Milford was the first name of one of Nancy Parker Beaston’s brothers.

Her daughter Nona Ethel, first married Hiram Pangburn 11 Dec 1905 in Craig County, Oklahoma, and they had daughter Pauline, and son Milford, but the marriage was not to last, and Nona sued for divorce in 1914, which was granted in April 1915, and second married Felix Ragsdale, the marriage license being issued in March 1918 in Columbus, Kansas.

Her daughter Anna Blanche was issued a marriage license to Roy L “Haythorne” in early September 1913. Blanche died at her home in Joplin, Missouri, on May 31, 1968, her death certificate informed by her daughter, Juanita Smith.

Her daughter Myrtle Beaston married George Nilbarger (sic: Nybarger) February 16, 1901, in Joplin, Missouri. Myrtle Susan Nybarger died in Pecos, Reeves County, Texas, on June 6, 1964, and was born January 15, 1884 in Kansas. Her death certificate was informed by her daughter, Opal Parham, and gave Joseph Beaston as her father. She is buried at Hill Crest. Her husband was George Harrison Nibarger who died in June 1930, in Joplin, but was divorced from Myrtle before his death.

His daughter Maude Elizabeth Beaston married Arthur Vincent on March 8, 1903, in Joplin, Missouri. She was born in Illinois. Her memorial is informed by her San Francisco Funeral Home record, which in turn was informed partially by her son Charles Joseph Vincent.

It is unknown what happened to the son Edward. He may have died early.



Joseph Beaston

Kansas, Marriages, 1840-1935

Name: Joseph Beaston

Spouse's Name: Nancy S. Parker

Event Date: 28 Feb 1872
Event Place: , Cherokee, Kansas

Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M72502-1, System Origin: Kansas-ODM, GS Film number: 1404795

Citing this Record

"Kansas, Marriages, 1840-1935," index, FamilySearch (, Joseph Beaston and Nancy S. Parker, 28 Feb 1872; citing, Cherokee, Kansas, reference; FHL microfilm 1,404,795.


Nancy Beaston (1852 - 1946) – Galena Cemetery –
Suggested By: ~~mjp~~, 5 February 2021.

Birth Date: 1852; April 1851
Birth Location: South Carolina,USA; North Carolina,USA

Father: Jesse Parker (1810-1890)
Mother: Jane Parker (1817-1885)






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