Person:Abigail Beal (1)

Abigail Beal
m. 23 Dec 1858
  1. Mary Beal1860 - 1863
  2. Naomi Miller Beal1861 - 1944
  3. William Henry Beal1863 - 1863
  4. Harvey Miller Beal1864 - 1933
  5. Marcellus Miller Beal1866 - 1916
  6. Abigail Beal1867 - 1925
  7. Sarah Miller Beal1869 - 1955
  8. Walter Miller Beal1874 - 1942
  9. Charles Miller Beal1877 - 1969
m. 18 Feb 1891
  1. Esther Margaret Eastman1891 - 1981
  2. Glen B. Eastman1892 - 1913
  3. Caroline B. Eastman1894 - 1983
  4. Grant Hubert Eastman1897 - 1943
  5. Lloyd Hildreth Eastman1898 - 1991
  6. Iva B. Eastman1901 - 1977
  7. Fern J. Eastman1903 - 1947
  8. Aubrey C. Eastman1905 - 1995
  9. Emmett Trowbridge Eastman1908 - 1991
  10. Evelyn B. Eastman1908 -
Facts and Events
Name Abigail Beal
Gender Female
Birth? 13 Sep 1867 Waterloo, Black Hawk, Iowa
Marriage 18 Feb 1891 Waterloo, Black Hawk, Iowato Clarence Eastman
Death? 27 Aug 1925 Duluth, St. Louis, Minnesota
Burial? 29 Aug 1925 Estherville, Emmet, IowaOak Hill Cemetery

Abbie can be found in the following census:

1870 Black Hawk Twp., Black Hawk, IA Federal Census 1880 Black Hawk Twp., Black Hawk, IA Federal Census 1885 Black Hawk Twp., Black Hawk, IA State Census 1895 Black Hawk Twp., Black Hawk, IA State Census 1900 Center, Emmet, IA Federal Census 1910 Estherville, Emmet, IA Federal Census 1920 Estherville, Emmet, IA Federal Census

Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002 Name: Abigail Eastman Death Date: 27 Aug 1925 Death County: Saint Louis State File Number: 026709 Certificate Number: 026709 Certificate Year: 1925 Record Number: 437558

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  1.   When Abigail Beal was four years old, she went with her family to pick wild plums. They were some distance and the bushes where close together, called a plum thicket. They went in a wagon, their only way of transportation. The parents left the wagon, walking a ways, leaving the children with older brother Walter. Finally, Walter got tired of waiting and he told the girls to stay in the wagon. He wasn't gone very long when the girls decided to venture out also. Somehow the girls got separated and Abigail got lost. Finally, she came to a clearing where some children were playing. They took her by the hand and went into the house and told their mother about finding her. She was given a piece of bread and butter spread with apple butter. That night the children went upstairs to bed by candlelight, thinking about the little girl who was lost. The next day a neighbor man who had heard of the lost girl, took Abigail home. They road in a lumber wagon, sitting on a seat way up high, that fit across the front and top of the wagon. On their way, the man stopped at a spring so Abigail could have a drink. When she arrived home her family were so very happy to see her. Her mother, Caroline, made a lunch and served the meal on some special play dishes. Abigail sat on her father's lap while she ate. Years later, Abigail married one of the boys playing in the clearing that day that found her. His name was Clarence Eastman. They were married February 18, 1891.
  2.   Funeral of Mrs. Eastman Held Sunday
    She Passed Away at Duluth on August 27th
    Former Estherville Lady
    Funeral Held Here Sunday Afternoon and Interment Was in Oak Hill Cemetery

    Estherville friends were grieved to learn of the death of Mrs. C. E. Eastman that took place at her home in Duluth, Minn., on Thursday, August 27th. Since leaving Estherville two years ago Mrs. Eastman has been in very poor health. Everything possible was done to help her regain her health but her condition was beyond help and bore her sufferings and pains meekly waiting patiently until the end came when she knew she would be called to her reward. Abbie Beal Eastman was born September 13, 1867, near Waterloo, Iowa. Her education was received in the rural schools of this place. On February 18, 1891, she was united in marriage with Clarnce E. Eastman. The first few years of their married life were spent near Waterloo. Later they moved to a farm east of Estherville where they resided for five years when they moved to a farm west of this city and lived there for seventeen years. Because of Mrs. Eastman's declining health they left this county in the spring of 1923 and went to Duluth with the hope that the change of climate would improve her health. She seemed, however, to be beyond held and after many days of suffering was finally taken from this world of sorrow. Mrs. Eastman was loved and admired by everyone who knew here. She was a mother of ten of the finest children a mother could wish for and her first consideration was always of her children. One son, Glen, preceded here in death. The surviving children are: Mrs. Andrew Klein, of Estherville, Mrs. Donald Baird, Grand and Lloyd, all of Armstrong, Mrs. Leslie Christopher and Mrs. Reuben Peterson, of Fairmont, and Aubrey, Emmet and Evelyn, all of Goodland, Minn. Mrs. Eastman worshipped her home and family and was every ready to sacrifice and work hard for them. She was also ever mindful of the wants and needs of her neighbors and friends and was a consistent worker for the cause of her church. Besides the bereaved husband and children she is survived by the following brothers and sisters: H. M. and W. M. Beal, of Milan, Minn., Charles Beal, of Washington, D.C., Mrs. H. N. Butterfield, of Cedar Falls, Mrs. G. R. Huntington and Mrs. M. M. Beal, of Waterloo. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock from the Baptist church, of which Mrs. Eastman had been a faithful member for many years. Rev. W. F. Huxford, pastor of the church, officiate and delivered his sermon on the text: "Lord, now lettest thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word." Interment was made in Oak Hill Cemetery. The large concourse of friends who attended the funeral to pay their last respects to Mrs. Eastman gave evidence of the respect and esteem in which she was held. She has truly lived a life worth while and although the bereaved husband and children are extended the sympathy of the entire community in their hours of grief, they can be proud to know that a lady of this type has been their wife and mother, councilor and companion through so many years. (Estherville Democrat, Estherville, IA, September 2, 1925)