Adele Lorena BEALL-WOLFE

Adele Lorena BEALL-WOLFE

Female 1880 - 1911  (31 years)

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  • Name Adele Lorena BEALL-WOLFE 
    Nickname Della 
    Born 18 Jun 1880  Sanger, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Census 1900  Township 09, Fresno, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Image Transcript
    LnHholdGivenSurnameRelationGenderRaceBirthDateAgeStatusYears
    Married
    Children
    Born/Living
    BirthPlaceBirthPlace
    of Father
    BirthPlace
    of Mother
    Immigration
    Year
    Occupation
    22239John WBellHeadMaleWhite50Married20IndianaIndianaIndiana
    23239Martha ABellWifeFemaleWhite41Married20IowaIndianaIndiana
    24239Della SBellAdopted DaughterFemaleWhite19SingleCaliforniaGermanyAustralia
    25239EdwardBlanchardBoarderMaleWhite27SingleMarylandPennsylvaniaOhio
     ED:  0017   Transcript ID is  dbid=7602&iid=004118420_00515   
    Census 1910  Township 13, Fresno County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Image Transcript
    LnHholdGivenSurnameRelationGenderRaceBirthDateAgeStatusYears
    Married
    Children
    Born/Living
    BirthPlaceBirthPlace
    of Father
    BirthPlace
    of Mother
    Immigration
    Year
    Occupation
    2570Edward PBlanchardHeadMaleWhite187535MarriedIowaIowaIowa
    2670Mrs. Alice LBlanchardWifeFemaleWhite188129MarriedCaliforniaIndiana
    2770Lawrence LBlanchardSonMaleWhite19046SingleCaliforniaIowaCalifornia
     ED:  District 0073   Transcript ID is  dbid=7884&iid=31111_4327266-01347   
    Died 2 Nov 1911  Frenso County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Oak Grove Cemetery, Laton, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I494  ChristensenJames
    Last Modified 3 Aug 2019 

    Father John William BEALL,   b. 14 Sep 1849, Ripley County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1936, Fresno, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Relationship Adopted 
    Mother Martha A. HUTCHINGS,   b. Oct 1858, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1930, Fresno, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Relationship Adopted 
    Family ID F899  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Father John WOLFE,   b. 1831, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Christina,   b. 1846, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F274  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Edward Percival BLANCHARD,   b. 10 Jan 1874, Andrew, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. After 1929  (Age > 56 years) 
    Married 19 Jun 1901  Fresno County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Laurence Edward BLANCHARD,   b. 11 Feb 1903, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1986, Santa Clara, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    Last Modified 19 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F258  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Jun 1880 - Sanger, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 2 Nov 1911 - Frenso County, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Oak Grove Cemetery, Laton, California, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Bell House Laton California
    Bell House Laton California

    Documents
    Bell Blanchard 1900 Census Record (Small)
    Bell Blanchard 1900 Census Record (Small)

    Histories At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.

  • Notes 
    • http://gw3.geneanet.org/mammes?lang=fr;pz=elisabeth+jennifer+nancy+marion+kathryn+frances;nz=chaumont+sturtevant;ocz=0;p=adele;n=wolfe+bell

      Buried - Oak Grove Cemetery - Laton, California, USA. Does this show the record of her adoption by the BELL family?

      Provides several notes:

      1880 United States Federal census: not born at the time of the census
      John WOLF Self M Male W 49 SC Farmer GER GER
      Christina WOLF Wife M Female W 34 SCOT Keeping House SCOT AUSTRALIA
      WOLF Jane Dau S Female W 17 CA At HomeSC AUSTRALIA
      Philip WOLF its S Male W 12 CA At Home SC AUSTRALIA
      Robert S Male W WOLF His SC 9 CA AUSTRALIA
      WOLF Rosa Dau S Female W 3 CA AUSTRALIA SC
      Census Place 5th Dist., Fresno, California
      Family History Library Film 1254065
      NA Film Number T9-0065
      Page Number 224A 1900 United States federal census: 239-241 BELL John, head, married for 20 y., b. Sept. 1859 in IN, parents b. in IN, farmer, owned BELL Martha, wife, Chlid 0, b. Oct. 1858 in IA, parents b. in IN, hotel keeper, Della S. BELL, ADOPTED daughter, single, b. June 1880 in CA, father b. in Germany, mother b. in Australia, nurse, Edward BLANCHARD, boarder, single, b. May 1873 in "Maryland" [sic], father b. in "Pennsylvania" [sic), mother b. in "Ohio" [sic], farm laborer Census Microfilm Records: California, 1900 Township 9, Fresno County, California Series: T623 Microfilm: 86 Book: 1 Page: 254 http://www.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/ ifa_image.cgi? California & SEC = IN = 005274 & PN = 254 & CD = 923 1910 United States federal census: see her husband.
    • http://records.ancestry.com/Adele_L_Wolfe_records.ashx?pid=13941649
    • http://gw3.geneanet.org/mammes?lang=fr;pz=elisabeth+jennifer+nancy+marion+kathryn+frances;nz=chaumont+sturtevant;ocz=0;p=laurence+edward;n=blanchard

      Lots of confusion about her maiden name. Listed as WOLFE, DELLA-BELL WOLFE, BEALL
    • https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M9P8-89L

      1900 Census w/ Bell Family
    • From the various sources, I think we can piece together the following:

      Della (Adele/Alice) WOLF was born on June 18, 1880 to John WOLF of Germany and Christina WOLF of Australia. We know of the parents through the 1880 census, although Della had not yet been born.

      By the 1900 census, Della is living as the adopted daughter of John BELL (b. Sept 1849, Indiana) and Martha BELL (b. Oct 1858, Iowa). According to the French source, Della's father was born in Germany and mother was born in Australia, matching up to 1880 census records.

      In this same 1900 census, we see Edward BLANCHARD, boarder, single, born in May 1873 living with the BELL family. He is 27 years old (although birthplace is listed as Maryland?), and Della is 20. Lawrence Blanchard is born a few years later in 1904.

      Della died in 1911. According to Dale Blanchard, Lawrence Blanchard was also then raised by the BELL family.
    • https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M6GT-QZ7

      1880 Census, WOLF family
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/chuckbell1/3817369662/

      Picture of a Bell house in Laton, CA. Given how small the town is, this may be a connection.
    • California death record is available on FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1971-26179-12522-20?cc=1932433&wc=14216745), image 260 of 853.

      Adele L. Blanchard, died 2 Nov 1911 in Fresno County, California.
    • From The History of Fresno County by Paul E Vandor, published in 1919, free of copyrights, it can be used for his bio



      J. W. BEALL

      A sturdy pioneer and his good wife, whose descent from two signers of the immortal Declaration of Independence gives them a unique
      association with some of the most interesting chapters of American history, are Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Beall, who reside in Laton and own a fine large ranch near Riverdale.

      Mr. Beall, who was a bosom friend of Moses J. Church, Fresno County's pioneer ditch-builder, has for years been interested in irrigation and conservation, and has won an enviable distinction for his part in some of the greatest projects for the betterment of Central California.

      Born in Ripley County, Ind., six miles east of Versailles, on September 14, 1849, Mr. Beall grew up in the days when there was no railway there. His father, John T. Beall, was born on the same farm, and the grandfather, Zephaniah Beall, took up the 160 acres of land from the Government. It was then covered with heavy timber, and he had to do a lot of chopping to get a clearing large enough for his house and yard. Aurora, Ind., was then the main trading-place and the principal steamboat-landing in that locality: and there our subject went as a boy, and saw for the first time a steamboat, long before he ever saw a railroad train.

      His mother was Elizabeth Hallowell Flancock, a direct descendant of old John Hancock, President of the Continental Congress and one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. His father had married and died, at the age of seventy-four, on the land on which he was born; and there his wife outlived him five years. The parents had eleven children, and nine of them they reared to maturity. J. W. is the third in the order of birth, and second son that gladdened the good folks' hearts. Educated mostly at the district schools, and then
      only for three or four months each winter, but later becoming a student at Aloore's Hill College, J. W. Beall became a teacher himself, by hard private study, and from his twenty-second year taught school for several seasons. In August, 1874, however, his enterprising spirit had brought him to California, where he first
      stopped at San Francisco. Then he went for a couple of months to San Joaquin County, and after that for two months to Tulare County. There he took up and preempted 160 acres of land and lived for a couple of years.

      He saw Fresno for the first time in November of 1874, and returned here to live in 1876. After a year at Fairview, where he was married, Mr. Beall came, in 1877. to the M. J. Church colony, then known as the Temperance Colony. He immediately identified himself with the
      most important interests there, and with Judge Munn and M. J. Church served on the Board of Trustees for the district. Later He became a director in the M. J. Church Canal Company, and in that office, as in his school trusteeship, he worked to advance the permanent interests of the community. The school house was early constructed, and in a couple of years the colony had been so enlarged that the school became large, too. Through his progressive participation in irrigation work in Fresno.

      Mr. Beall formed personal relations not only with Mr. Church, but with the late George S. Manuel, and I. Teilman, the well-known irrigation engineer of Fresno. Mr. Beall is particularly interested in the Murphy Slough Association, and at one time owned one-third of the stock and was a director in the association, and also owned 680 acres, right where Riverdale now stands. He sold out most of his
      interest, howeever, except the water-rights to 280 acres of land, which he owns and which is located six miles from Riverdale. He is now a director in the Conservation District which plans to build the projected Pine Flat Reservoir, which is the largest project of its kind ever undertaken in Fresno County, if not in the state.

      Mr. Beall is an experienced orchardist and vineyardist, as well as alfalfa-grower; he prefers to grow alfalfa and has put his entire 280 acres into alfalfa. For fifteen years Mr. Beall farmed grain in Fresno County. He lived in the Church, or Temperance Colony, and rented land on the outside, putting from 100 to 200 acres each year into wheat and barley. But while yet in the grain growing business, he experimented with raisin vineyards. There was then no market, however, for raisins, which sold at from one to one and a half cents a pound. This made that industry unprofitable at the start. Nevertheless, he remained in the Temperance
      Colony until the great boom year of 1887. Two years before this, he went to Fresno and bought the Arlington Heights quarter section, and in three years he sold it again. In both places he farmed for several years. He bought the 160 acres in Arlington Heights for $50 per acre, and sold the land at an advance of $75 per acre over the purchase price. Since then Mr. Beall has both bought and sold many
      different pieces of land, and has been very successful in real estate deals. His method has been to buy land in large tracts and to sell in smaller parcels, after it had been improved. He bought, for example, 680 acres where the town of Riverdale now stands, and sold the same again in eighty-acre tracts, the buyers still further subdividing the property and disposing of it in lots.

      He bought the Mills College Tract of 2,000 acres, put water on it, and sold it to L. A. Nares, or rather the Summit Lake Investment Company, in which he was interested. For a year or over, he
      maintained a real estate ofRce in Fresno, and bought and sold many tracts of suburban property. The year 1893 brought him disaster but, happy to relate, no such misfortune that he could not in time recover. During the wide panic, he and many others went to the wall through the great financial crash : and instead of being worth about $40,000, he was not only worth nothing, but was in debt besides. He started anew, and in time paid off all that he owed, even to one hundred cents on the dollar.

      In January, 1877, Mr. Beall was married to Miss Martha A. Hutchings,
      a native of Iowa who came to California in 1861, having crossed the plains with her parents, traveling by ox team. They settled at Stockton, and there she grew up and attended school. Her parents had a large farm eight miles northeast of Stockton, and from there she came, a young lady, to Fresno County in 1868, settling in Fairview, east of the Temperance Colony. The parents were William and Eliza
      Cameron Hutchings, and among her direct forebears was George Wythe, another signer of the Declaration of Independence. The Camerons were old settlers at Harrisburg, Pa., and Mrs. Beall's grandfather, William Cameron, was an own cousin of Senator Cameron of Pennsylvania.

      The Hutchings were from Indiana, and Grandmother Hutchings was a Sawtelle, and her mother was a DeMaurice of French origin, and among the early settlers at Old Vicennes, Ind. The Hutchings were of
      English blood. The Camerons were Scotch, and Grandmother Cameron was a St. John of England, descended from the good King John. Mrs. Beall has no recollections of Iowa, but she does remember the old ox team. These associations of Mr. and Mrs. Beall with the signers of the Declaration of Independence are of particular interest since John Hancock was the first to sign, as the famous document shows, and George Wythe the last. Mr. and Mrs. Beall have reared three
      adopted children, although two others died while little. Mrs. E. P. Blanchard of Laton died in 1911 and left one son, Laurence Eduard Blanchard, whom they are now rearing.

      Mrs. Beall is very active in the Red Cross work and the Women's
      Christian Temperance Union, and did what she could to promote the liberty loans, as did also Mr. Beall. P)Oth Mr. and Mrs. Beall have been consistent Christians, and they use neither coffee, hog-products, nor liquor ; and they are strong advocates of temperance. Mr. Beall is an ardent Seventh Day Adventist, as was his partner, M.
      J. Church: while Mrs. Beall is a member of the United Brethren Church. She helped to build the church at Laguna. Mr. Beall and Mr. Church were on the building committee, bought the lots upon which their church is located, and deeded the property to that congregation.