Van Alstyne Leader
May 21, 1925
Miss Jennie Taylor was born at Van Alstyne, the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Newton Taylor, on May 18, 1860. She grew into young womanhood in this
community and on March 23, 1881, was married to E.G. Beall. To this union
were born two sons, Ray and Ted Beall. Mr. and Mrs. Beal maintained their
residence in Van Alstyne until December, 1904 when they moved to Dallas;
from Dallas, they moved in 1908 to West Texas, making their home at Abilene
and at Amarillo, from which place they moved some years ago to Tex-line,
Oklahoma. Mrs. Beall passed into rest at Texhoma on Tuesday May 12, at
the age of 64 years, 11 months and 24 days. The end came suddenly and was
the result of an attack of heart trouble of but a few hours duration.
In her eleventh year, Mrs. Beall was converted and united with the
First Christian church of Van Alstyne of which faith she remained a consistent
adherent until her passing from earth marked the end of her activities.
Intensely interested in religious and civic works, Mrs. Beall was a potent
force in the organizations among the women in all of the places in which
she lived. During her residence in Van Alstyne she was one of the leaders
among the women of her church and in the more secular sphere took an active
part in the work of the Culture Club, of which she was a charter member.
In the relation of the mother, the wife and the neighbor and the
friend she exemplified fully all of the traits which bespeak the nobility
of womanhood and which typify the most exalted of the sex.
We shall leave to others who were most intimately associated with
Mrs. Beall the task of placing the appraisal which was her due upon her
life, her character and her works and to fitly express the encomiums which
This will appear in the next issue of The Leader.
As soon as the news of the death of Mrs. Beall reached Van Alstyne,
hosts of the friends of the family expressed the most sincere sorrow at
her passing, and many utterances her praise were heard. She is survived
by her husband, E.G. Beall; two sons, Ray Beall of Texhoma and Ted Beall
of San Antonio. Surviving also are three brothers, E.K. Taylor and Scott
Taylor of Van Alstyne and J.C. Taylor of Los Angeles, California, and a
number of other relatives. To all of these the most sincere sympathy of
all of their friends and the entire populace of this community is vouchsafed.
A large gathering of friends, ................. which was held at
the First Christian church on Friday, May 15. The services were conducted
by Rev. Leo Johnston, the pastor, Rev. C.B. Fielder, and J.D.L. McKinney.
Feeling tributes were paid the memory of Mrs. Beall and each of
the speakers delivered eloquent words in praise of her splendid womanhood
and exhaled character. The esteem and regard felt for Mrs. Beall was evident
in the emotions of many of the friends present and found concrete expressions
in beautiful floral offerings. Interment was had at the local cemetery,
where the body was returned to earth beneath a mound covered with flowers,
emblematic at her death of the love and regard of many of those who loved
and held affection for Mrs. Beall in life.
The pallbearers were as follows: Spencer Taylor, Jeff Milam, Dr.
Turner E. McKinney, Mansil McKinney, J.W. Sledge, R.A. Cole, Jeff Steele.
Honorary - J.M. Neathery, Dr. T.S. Cartwright, S.H. Pattie, J.L.
Kelly, Dr. S.D. Moore, Dr. J.M. Slaughter, Col Milam, John Umphress, T.H.
Massie, R.M. Cannon, L.A. Cartwright, A.T. Leslie, L.P. Welker, Van Alsthyne;
Rhode Thornton, Anna; C.A. Kelly, Sherman; Tff Thomason, Evan Hobgood,