Beulah Keatley Hess Fehlberg

Beulah was born in 1907 to Robert A. and Martha M. Keatley. She married Herman V. Hess in the late 1920's and they had one child, Dolores Jean, born in 1928. In the 1930 census she was living in St. Joseph, Missouri with Herman and Dolores. Beulah had another child, Vernon Lee, born in 1932, whose father was Victor Burr. She married Reinold Leopold Fehlberg on October 2, 1940. The Church records of Beulah and her two children, Dolores Jean Fehlberg and Vernon Lee Burr Fehlberg, came to Highland in late 1940, and they were apparently living with Carlos Bernell and Hertha Fehlberg Watkins (#16) (q.v.). In the April 1940 Federal Census, Beulah was living in St. Joseph, Missouri with her two children, both now surnamed Hess, and she was listed as divorced.

Reinold was born June 20, 1909, in Flathead, Montana to Otto Paul and Mary Bauer Fehlberg, a brother to Hertha Watkins (above). In the 1940 census he was single and also living in St. Joseph, Missouri. When he registered for the WWII draft in 1940 he was living in American Fork, Utah.

Beulah and Reinold later divorced and on February 17, 1959, he married Josephine Constance Woodruff Higham in Los Angeles, California. She was born in Provo, Utah and spent part of her life in Hollywood pursuing an acting career under the name of Edwina Booth (read about her in "Utah History to Go"). Reinold died May 14, 1984, in Los Angeles and is buried in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Santa Monica.

Beulah's son, Vernon Lee, went through life known as Vernon Lee Fehlberg. At his death his father was shown as Victor Burr and his mother was Beulah Keatley.

Source: HIGHLAND HISTORY: A compilation by Charles T Greenland II for the Highland Historical Society

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