Helen Ruby BESHEARS

Helen Ruby BESHEARS

Female 1917 - 2003

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  • Name  Helen Ruby BESHEARS 
    Born  25 Feb 1917  Wilkes County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender  Female 
    Died  10 Oct 2003  Wilkes County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Buried  13 Oct 2003  Wilkes County, North Carolina - Mountlawn Memorial Park Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID  I34502  Schultheis
    Last Modified  18 Apr 2015 

    Father  Aaron Lee BESHEARS,   b. 2 Feb 1896, Wilkes County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1969, Forsyth Memorial Hospital, Forsyth County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Margaret Nancy ROTEN,   b. 28 Feb 1892, Ashe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1928 
    Family ID  F37  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    BESHEARS, Helen Ruby - Birth Certificate
    BESHEARS, Helen Ruby - Birth Certificate

    Headstones
    BESHEARS, Helen Ruby - Gravestone (Military)
    BESHEARS, Helen Ruby - Gravestone (Military)

  • Notes 


    • INDIVIDUAL NOTES:
      1920 Grayson County, North Carolina census (microfilm):
      - HH # 224, Old Town District, Fries Town, Enumeration District # 72, Sheet 13A
      - Age 2 and 10/12th, single, living with parents in household of aunt May Clowers
      - Born in North Carolina, father in North Carolina, mother in North Carolina
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      1930 Wilkes County, North Carolina census (microfilm):
      - HH # 63, Stanton Township
      - Age 13, single, living with father and stepmother
      - Attended school in census year
      - Able to read and write
      - Born in North Carolina, father in North Carolina, mother in North Carolina
      - Speaks English
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      Obituary published in The Record, Wilkes County, North Carolina, dated October 15, 2003:
      Ms. Helen Ruby Beshears, age 86, died Friday, October 10, 2003

      Ms. Helen Ruby Beshears, age 86, of Fletcher Street, Wilkesboro died Friday, October 10, 2003 at Britthaven Nursing Home. A graveside service was held Monday, October 13, 2003 at Mountlawn Memorial Park. Ms. Beshears was born in Guilford County to Aaron Lee and Margaret Roten Beshears. She served in the United States Army Nurse Corp during WWII. She was the first commissioned officer from Wilkes County to enter the Army. Ms. Beshears served in Africa and in Italy for three years. When she returned to Wilkes she continued her work as a nurse with the Wilkes County Health Department. She was a member of Stony Hill Baptist Church. She is survived by one brother, Joe Beshears of Knoxville, Tennessee; two nieces and one nephew. Memorials may be made to Stony Hill Baptist Church, 406 Summit Road, Purlear, North Carolina 28665. Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

  • Sources 
    1. [S401] 1920 Grayson County, Virginia Census, Microfilm, HH# 224, Old Town District, ED # 72.
      date (1917)/location (North Carolina)
      1920 Grayson County, Virginia Census, Microfilm, HH# 224, Old Town District, ED # 72, date/location.

    2. [S283] North Carolina Vital Statistics, Wilkes County, Birth Certificate of Helen Ruby Beshears.
      date/location

    3. [S390] Photograph of headstone by Christopher Eric Schultheis.
      date

    4. [S360] The Record, Obituary of Helen Beshears.
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