Rebecca Thomas <I>Biays</I> Veirs


Rebecca Thomas Biays Veirs

Maryland, USA
Death 11 Jan 1918 (aged 84)
District of Columbia, USA
Burial Rockville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Plot Section D2, Lot 7 Site 9
Memorial ID 37165069 View Source
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Rebecca is the daughter of Philip Gramble Biays and Rebecca Jane Thomas (Magruder) Biays. Husband of William Augusta Veirs.
Married 03 may 1853 Washington DC at the Church of the Epiphany, Washington DC.

Funeral of Mrs. Rebecca T. Veirs.
Special to The Washington Post.
Rockville, Md., Jan. 14.—The funeral of Mrs. Rebecca Thomas Veirs, widow of William A. Veirs, who died Friday at the home of her daughter, Miss Fannie Veirs, in Washington, was held this afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jane Bradey, in Rockville. The services were conducted by the Rev. Millard F. Minnick, and burial was in Rockville Union Cemetery.
[The Washington Post, 15 Jan 1918: p 8]
Rebecca T. Veirs (1833-1918) – An astute businesswoman who recognized Rockville’s potential as a weekend retreat from the City after the B&O arrived, she developed former Beall property on W. Montgomery for rooming houses. Miss Rebecca also organized the Rockville Union Cemetery Society in 1894 to restore the neglected cemetery grounds. -


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