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 Marion William “Jimmy Dean” Beall, Sr

Marion William “Jimmy Dean” Beall, Sr

Poolesville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Death 27 Apr 1951 (aged 74)
Poolesville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Burial Beallsville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Plot Row H, Lot 27 Upper, Site 3
Memorial ID 75134566 · View Source
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Son of James Marion Beall [1845-1924] and Catherine V. (Morrison) Beall [1846-1899]

Married Pearl Selena (Astlin) Beall on October 13, 1904 in Washington, Montgomery Co., MD.

Father of:
- Edna Mildred Beall [1905-1995]
- Charles Raymond Beall [1905-1988]
- Sarah Anna Beall [1910-1992]
- Nellie Beall Rutter [1912-?]
- Marion Wilson Beall [1914-1974]
- Clara Selena Beall [1918-1986]
- Myrtle Lula Beall Remsburg [1921-1977]

Marion (Jimmy) Beall was the lock tender at Lock 25 on the C&O Canal and lived at Edwards Ferry. He was a good river man. He kept a fish box in the river where he stored his catch and would take bags of catfish to the farmers to sell. He took care of the vegetable garden and also operated a small general store at Edward's Ferry. The family home (the lock house) was flooded several times by the swollen Potomac River and the waters washed away the chicken house, toilet, and the store. "Jimmy" went to the store in Poolesville in his horse-drawn buggy to get groceries for the family. In the bad weather, he would ride his horse and the bags containing the food and supplies hung off the sides of the saddle. The children remember his fixing their shoes, playing the "juice harp," and singing church hymns around the house. In the evenings, he would play with the children by having them sit on his lap and he would shake their head, and like magic, money would fall out their ear. ~Source: Beth Ziegler (


Marion William Beall died Friday at his home near Poolesville at the age of 74. He was a son of the late James and Catherine Beall.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Pearl A. Beall; seven children, Mrs. Anna Poole, Raymond Beall, Marion W. Beall, Jr., Mrs. Myrtle Ramsburg, of Poolesville; Mrs. Edna Poole, Taneytown; Mrs. Clara Bready, Rockville; Mrs. Nellie Rutter, Beallsville; two brothers, Frank Beall, Rockville; and Charles Beall, Washington.

Funeral service were conducted Sunday at two o'clock (DST). Interment in Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville. William B. Hilton, funeral director.

NOTE: His WWII Draft Registration lists his birthday (in his own handwriting) as August 14, 1877.

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  • Created by: Glenn Wallace
  • Added: 18 Aug 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 75134566
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Marion William “Jimmy Dean” Beall, Sr (15 Aug 1876–27 Apr 1951), Find A Grave Memorial no. 75134566, citing Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Glenn Wallace (contributor 46802463) .