Virginia (McElwrath) Beall (b August 31, 1876, d November 16, 1951)
completed sifting family records yet for Martha's background.)--But here's
what we know:
Martha married Albert H Beall, who was born January 7, 1861, Vincennes, Indiana. Albert died on March 8, 1936.
Martha was an extremely busy woman, as she raised a large handful of children, of whom Carol's father, Hallie, was the youngest.
The family did move cross-country at least a couple of times, (Hallie was born in Memphis, Tennessee.) and must have been country folk from the memories Hallie shared with Carol.
Eventually, Martha settled in Tulsa, as did several of her children. With such a large family, Martha's quilts found many homes, and many others were worn out.
especially lucky to have her "Wheel of Mystery," which was quilted
by a neighbor 15 years after Martha died, and 35 years after Martha painstakingly
hand pieced it.