Julia Beiser obituary (widow of Henry H. Beiser)
Mrs. Julia Beiser 'Dies at Age 82 Widow of Henry Beiser Was Long 111 Mrs. Juila Rebecca Be'iser. 32, widow of Henry H. Beiser. one of the early concrete contractors in Alton, died Thursday afternoon at her home, 815 East Seventh, where she had resided for neaily 50 years. She had been ill tor 10 months and bedfast for six months. Before her marriage Mrs. Beiser had conducted a millinery and dress-making shop on East Broadway. She was born March 22, 1863, at Wanda, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Edward Marshall. She received her elementary school education at Wanda where she was graduated from the eighth grade at the age of 14, then assisted for a while in teaching children of the lower grades. When she moved to Alton with her parents she enrolled In the preparatory school of Shurtleff College. Later she studied to be a milliner anil dressmaker and when she had completed her course opened a shop on Broadway where she was In business until her marriage, Nov. 18, 1886, to Henry Beiser. Mr. and Mrs. Beiser observed the fiftieth anniversary of their marriage in 1936. Mr. Beiser died in March of 1940. They were parents of five children. Two sons, Harry H. Beiser, Alton, and Edward L. Beiser. Al- ton-Jerseyvllle road, and a daughter, Mrs. Goldie L. Hoppe of Alton, survive. Two children, including a daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Schwegel. preceded her in death. She also leaves a granddaughter, Mrs. Ne) Cooper, whom she had reared; <t brother, C. O. Marshall of Alton, eight grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Two of her grandsons, M/Sgt. John W. Beiser, Army Air Forces, stationed in China, and S./Sgt. Victor Beiser, stationed in the Philippines, are members of the armed forces. Funeral rites will be conducted Sunday at 2 p. m. by the Rev. Freeman Privett, pastor of Cherry Street Baptist Church, in Gent uneral home. Burial will be in he family lot in Alton cemetery friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p. m. today.