Note: N32 Name: Beulah Filson
Social Security #: 0
Birth Date: 28 Mar 1887
Birthplace: New York
Death Date: 29 Dec 1945
Death Place: Butte
Mother's Maiden Name: Camp
FATHER'S SURNAME: Tahamont
"the first Indian children to attend a New York public school"
SERVICES HELD HERE FOR FORMER INDIAN ACTRESS
Funeral services for Mrs. Beaulah T. Filsom, 58, Algonquin Indian of New York, who died Dec. 29  in Thermallto, were held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Hamilton and Riley's. The Rev. Father P. J. Donnelly officiated.
A former actress, Mrs. Filson was known professionally as Beulah Darkcloud. She started her stage career as a child of four. She attended public schools and college in Montreal, Canada.
Mrs. Filson's father, Chief Darkcloud, was brought to Hollywood in 1912 by D. W. Griffith. He starred in motion pictures and was well know as a lecturer on Indian lore, touring roadshow and circus circuits.
As a young woman, Beulah Darkcloud was active in Los Angeles American Indian Clubs. She produced and directed many pageants, the most notable of which was "The Landing of the Pilgrim Fathers", one of the first plays produced in the Hollywood Bowl.
Failing health as the result of a serious accident forced her to retire from professional life 17 years ago. Following her retirement she accompanied her daughter, Mrs. Bertha P. Cody, writer and associate in ethnology of S. W. Museum, on her ethnological expeditions, aiding in the collecting of data on the lore, mythology, and early history of the California Indians.
Mrs. Filson is survived by her husband, T. W. Filson, yard clerk at Western Pacific, her daughter, and a son, Melville A. Parker.
Casket bearers were: Fred Kinder, T. J. Tong Sr., Lloyd G. Cooper, Wallace J. Maloney, Fred S. Uirlch, and Miles Fosdick. Burial was in the Oroville Catholic Cemetery.
Contributed by: David Benedict & Dorothy McDermott
Published: Mercury-Register, Oroville CA - Friday, January 4, 1946
Note: daughter of Elijah (Dark Cloud) Tahamont & Margaret Camp - DB
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