Alta Evelyn <I>Mallory</I> Beal

Alta Evelyn Mallory Beal

Colby, Thomas County, Kansas, USA
Death 1988 (aged 89–90)
Burial Colby, Thomas County, Kansas, USA
Plot Blk 22 lot 8 site 2
Memorial ID 25082428 · View Source
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Alta Evelyn 5th child in a family of 11 children of John W. and Fannie R. "Parks" Mallory was born June 23, 1898 at the farm home 3 1/2 miles south of Colby, Kansas.
During her growing up years on the farm she helped with milking the cows which required the cooperation of most of the family. She also helped her mother with the house work and especially enjoyed assisting with the care of the younger children. She attended Center School until the 8th grade when she went to Colby Grad School. She started to high school in Colby but after a while she decided to quit and go to work in homes. During this time she met Abbie Keith and after a few months they were married. Their 1st home was at the Experiment Station, in Colby, Kansas, where Abbie had work for awhile. Then they moved into Colby.
Abbie, son of Clarence and Villa Keith was born August 24, 1898 at Ottawa. Later the family moved to Thomas County. Except for 2 years in Oakley, Kansas, Abbie and Alta lived in Colby or Thomas County all their married life. Through the years they became parents of 5 children. They lost their oldest daughter at age 16 during the dirty thirties when the dust storms were so bad. She became ill with pneumonia and died a few days of illness.
After the other children were married Abbie and Alta were divorced.
The children are Harley Francis born September 27, 1918 married Gertrude Parcels; they have 2 adopted sons and live in Napoleon, OH; Dorothy Louise born February 16, 1920 died May 6, 1936 buried in Beulah Cemetery; Veda Vera born April 25, 1921 married Walter Lawson have 4 sons and 1 daughter. Veda died February 13, 1972 buried in Denver, Colorado; Clarence Gerald born June 11, 1923 married Cleo Nifong have 3 sons and live at Winston Salem, N.C.; Evelyn Mae born September 20, 1925 married Peter Voitenko have 2 sons and 2 daughters and live at Shenandoah, IA.
Alta worked as cook and cook's helper at Murphy's Cafe in Colby for 3 years. During this time she met Wylie J. Beal and they were married September 18, 1948. Wylie son of Wesley J. and Mary Beal was born June 17, 1907 on the family farm in south Rawlins County, Kansas.

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  • Created by: Wildrose-L. Wolfe-Engelhardt
  • Added: 5 Mar 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 25082428
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Alta Evelyn Mallory Beal (23 Jun 1898–1988), Find A Grave Memorial no. 25082428, citing Beulah Cemetery, Colby, Thomas County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Wildrose-L. Wolfe-Engelhardt (contributor 46858479) .