Grace A. Beynon

Sept. 26, 1876

Dec. 14, 1925

Asleep in Jesus, Blessed sleep


Photo Credit:  Rosa G. Gonzales

1.  Photograph


2.  News item, 1904

Miss Grace Beynon went to Brownsville last Monday, representing Ferrell & Abbott, the milliners.  She is expected home to-morrow evening.

Source: Corpus Christi Caller, December 9, 1904, p.  5, col. 4

Research by:  Msgr. Michael A. Howell

Transcription by:  Geraldine D. McGloin, Nueces County Historical Commission


3.  News item, 1925


Grace A. Beynon

In the death of Miss Grace Beynon, which occurred in San Antonio on December 14, 1921, a woman of rare virtues has gone to her reward.  Her sense of duty was sublime in its loftiness, and by that one ideal her whole life was guided.  Nothing either of pleasure or profit was permitted to come between her and her conception of right.  She possessed a faith that made spiritual things more real than things material, and in that faith she lived and died.  From early childhood she was a devout and consistent member of the Episcopal church of this city until her removal to San Antonio about two years ago, where she immediately identified with the church work of that city and soon became president of the St. Paul's guild, which position she held at the time of her death.


For many years she was the head of the Altar guild of the Church of the Good Shepherd of this city, and a teacher in the Sunday school, and during the entire period there was never a single failure in the discharge of the duties that devolved upon her.  Such faithfulness is so rare that the writer does not recall another such instance.


Miss Grace Beynon belonged to an old pioneer family, all of whom are noted for their sturdiness of character, and she maintained the best traditions of the family.


She lived as she died, having the testimony of a good conscience in the communion of the Catholic church, in the confidence of a certain faith, in the comfort of a reasoning religious and holy hope in ____with God and in perfect charity with the world.


As a choice vessel of God's grace and virtue she has passed into the light and life of Paradise, but she will live in the hearts she has left behind and therefore she is not dead.



Source:  Corpus Christi Caller, Dec. 20, 1925, P. 2 col. 4-6

Research:  Msgr. Michael A. Howell

Transcription:  Geraldine D. McGloin, Nueces County Historical Commission


Grace A. Beynon


San Antonio obit


Miss G. A. Beylon (sic) Dies

Mrs. (sic) Grace A. Beylon (sic), 49, died Monday afternoon at the home of her sister, Mrs. Thomas Bailey, 407 Avondale avenue.  She was a native of Corpus Christi and had lived in San Antonio three years.  She leaves her mother, Mrs. P. B. Beylon (sic); one sisters, Mrs. Thomas Bailey, and two brothers, A. H. and E. H. Beylon (sic), all of San Antonio.  The body will be sent to Corpus Christi for burial Wednesday.


Source: San Antonio Express, December 15, 1925 

Research and transcription: Michael A. Howell

4.  Obituary

The body of Miss Grace Beynon, a former resident of Corpus Christi, who died Monday at her home in San Antonio, arrived here at 3:10 o’clock Tuesday afternoon for burial.  The body was carried to the home of Mrs. Rachel Wright, 806 Leopard street, from where the funeral services will like be held some time Wednesday, although no arrangements for the funeral were made before the arrival of the body here. Miss Beynon and her family are well and favorably known in Corpus Christi and this section the family having had numerous connections here and in this vicinity. She is survived by a number of relatives here and at San Antonio. The body was accompanied here by a brother, Edwin Beynon, of San Antonio, who will remain for the funeral services, which will be held probably Wednesday, with interment Rose Hill Cemetery*.


*Buried in Old Bayview Cemetery.


Source: Corpus Christi Caller, Dec. 15, 1925
Research by: Ray Phillips,  Nueces County Historical Commission
Transcription: Geraldine D. McGloin, Nueces County Historical Commission

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