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Finding Our Warrick County, IN Ancestors

Isley, Anna Beckley

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This book has no cover, and no index, and no author. I bought it on Ebay; it just has the insides, but it is full of Indiana biographies. I am not researching this family, just thought I would share. I do not know anymore about these families or these surnames. NOTE: I don't know if there is any additional mention of this family in the book, it has no index. I do not want to sell this book. I am typing the biographies from it.

Surnames in this biography: ISLEY, Eastes, Beckley, Fable, Jacobs, McConnell, 

MRS. ANNA BECKLEY ISLEY, the popular librarian of the Boonville Public Library, at the judicial center of Warrick County, is loyal and enthusiastic in her able administration and has done much to advance all departments of the communal service of the excellent library over which she is placed in charge. Mrs. Isley, the widow of Charles Isley, was born in Shelby County, Kentucky, and is a daughter of the late James H. and Lucy Ann (Eastes) Beckley, who passed their entire lives in Kentucky, where the father was a farmer by vocation. Mrs. Isley is the younger of the two children of the family, and her brother, Frank Beckley, who was a railroad train dispatcher at Springfield, Ohio, married Miss Margaret Fable, of North Vernon, Indiana, who preceded him in death. Their two children are Ralph and Earl. 

The death of Frank Beckley occurred in California in 1920. Mrs. Isley was graduated in the high school at North Vernon, Indiana, and remained at the parental home until May 13, 1886, when she became the wife of Charles Isley, who was foreman for a lumber company at Boonville, Indiana, at the time of his death, and who left his widow to care for and educate their three young children. Bravely and loyally did Mrs. Isley face the responsibilities that thus devolved upon her, and though she had no financial resources, even to the extent of insurance on the life of her husband, she struggled and persevered, met problems and emergencies as they came, and succeeded in giving her children good educational advantages, both of her sons having been graduated in Purdue University. Gladys R., the only daughter, remains with her widowed mother at Boonville. Paul T., the elder son, is manager of a carbon factory in Cleveland, Ohio, and is an electrical engineer by profession. He married Miss Florence Jacobs, of Cleveland, and they have three children: Celianna, Paul T., Jr., and Robert. George F., the younger son, is a civil engineer by profession, resides at Tulsa, Oklahoma, and is there retained as a civil engineer with the Shell Oil Company. He married Miss Robbie McConnell, of Cynthiana, Indiana, and they have two winsome little daughters, Joan Beckley and Joyce. Mrs. Anna B. Isley gives her political allegiance to the Democratic Party and is an active member of the First Baptist Church of Boonville. She is a gracious and popular figure in the social and cultural life of her home city, where she has won a host of friends.



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