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Rev. Francis Harris Parker Beals[1]

Male 1856 - 1927

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  • Title  Rev. 
    Birth  27 Sep 1856  Inglisville, Annapolis Co., N.S. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Occupation  1881  Nictaux, Annapolis Co., N.S. Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    School Teacher 
    Occupation  Between 1886 and 1924  Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Baptist Minister 
    Residence  Between 12 May 1887 and Feb 1889  Billtown, Kings Co., N.S. Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence  Between Feb 1889 and May 1895  Hebron, Yarmouth Co., N.S. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence  Between May 1895 and Oct 1901  Canso, Guysborough Co., N.S. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence  Between Oct 1901 and Oct 1902  Digby, Digby Co., N.S. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence  Between Oct 1902 and Sep 1904  (health failed) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence  Between Sep 1904 and 1905  Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence  Nov 1905  1st Church, Cornwallis, N.S. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence  Between 1906 and 1913  Upper Canard, N.S. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence  Abt 1911  Sheffield Mills, Kings Co., N.S. Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence  Jan 1916  New Germany, Lunenburg Co., N.S. Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence  Between 01 Feb 1917 and Dec 1920  Lawrencetown, Annapolis Co., N.S. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence  Between 1921 and Sep 1923  Bedford, Halifax Co., N.S. Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence  Sep 1923  Hantsport, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence  Dec 1924  Wolfville, Kings Co., N.S. Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died  16 Nov 1927  Wolfville, Kings Co., N.S. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I01001  Our Beals Genealogy
    Last Modified  22 Oct 2018 

    Father  James Benaly Beals,   b. Abt 1814,   d. 24 Oct 1891 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Mother  Mary Ann Elliott,   b. 1818, Mount Hanley, Annapolis Co., N.S. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1894, Hebron, Yarmouth Co., N.S. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Married  30 Jul 1837  Wilmot Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F00218  Group Sheet

    Family  Annie Florence Nightingale Smith,   b. 17 Jun 1866, Albert, Albert Co., N.B. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1954, Wolfville, Kings Co., N.S. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  21 Sep 1887  Albert, Albert Co., N.B. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    >1. Carlyle Smith Beals,   b. 29 Jun 1899, Canso, Guysborough Co., N.S. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Jul 1979, Ottawa, Ont. Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Helen Dorothy Beals,   b. 27 May 1898, Canso, Guysborough Co., N.S. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1991, Wolfville, Kings Co., N.S. Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Paul Smith Beals,   b. Abt Oct 1891, Hebron, Yarmouth Co., N.S. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Dec 1894, Hebron, Yarmouth Co., N.S. Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Philip Sydney Beals,   b. 04 Jul 1888, Billtown, Kings Co., N.S. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1917, France Find all individuals with events at this location
    Headstones
    Beals Stone in Willowbank
    Beals Stone in Willowbank
    Viewed from left side
    Status: Located
    Beals Stone in Willowbank
    Beals Stone in Willowbank
    Viewed from right side
    Status: Located
    Beals Stone in Willowbank
    Beals Stone in Willowbank
    Overall setting
    Status: Located
    BEALS Marker in Willowbank Cemetery
    BEALS Marker in Willowbank Cemetery
    updated 7/27/2016
    Status: Located
    Reverse side of BEALS marker in Willowbank
    Reverse side of BEALS marker in Willowbank
    refreshed 7/27/2016
    Status: Located
    Family ID  F00786  Group Sheet

  • Headstones
    Francis Harris Parker Beals, Rev.
    Francis Harris Parker Beals, Rev.
    Small stone, likely placed by widow Annie

  • Notes 
    • Francis was a well known Baptist minister in the maritimes.

      He was a school teacher in 1881, but then circa 1882 he attended Acadia University and graduated with a Bachelor of Theology in 1886. He completed post-grad studies with Newton (MA) Theological Institute in 1887 and was ordained at Billtown 12 May 1887.

      He accepted callings to Billtown 1887, Hebron 1889, Canso 1895, Digby 1901, Antigonish 1904, First Church of Cornwallis in Upper Canard 1905, New Germany 1916, Lawrencetown/Inglisville 1917, Bedford 1921, and Hantsport 1923-1924 .

      Health problems kept him away from the ministry 1902-1904, three months in 1913, and Sept 1924 when he had a leg amputated; it is unclear whether he returned to the ministry after that. In 1926, he became ill again, prompting daughter Helen to leave her job in Cambridge MA and return to Wolfville.

  • Sources 
    1. [S00134] Correspondence with Willis (Bill) Beals (1979 - 1987).

    2. [S00295] Census record.

    3. [S00399] Newton Theological Institution General Catalogue 1826-1912.

    4. [S00342] Acadia Alumni Bulletin, (Location: Wolfville, NS;).