Edward Paul Duffy
(1855-1933)
Mary J. Cadman
(1856-1925)
Edwina P. Duffy
(1888-1974)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. William Lackland Beecher

2. Charles Raymond Mills

Edwina P. Duffy 2 3 4 5

  • Born: 5 Apr 1888, Baltimore, Baltimore, MD 6 7 8
  • Marriage (1): William Lackland Beecher on 12 Aug 1914 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD 1
  • Marriage (2): Charles Raymond Mills on 9 Jun 1931 in Hove, , SSX, ENG 2
  • Died: 1974, Aldershot, , HAM, ENG at age 86 8

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1900 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 10 The 1900 census recorded at 1915 Guilford Avenue: Edward P. Duffy, news reporter, 45, born Feb 1855, living with wife Mary, 44, Feb 1856; Mary E., 14, Feb 1886; Edwena P., 12, Apr 1888; and mother Elizabeth F. Duffy, widow, 70, Mar 1830. Elizabeth had given birth to only one child by 1900 and she and her mother were born in Nova Scotia, her father in Ireland. Mary had given birth to 2 children and had been married for 15 years. She was born in District of Columbia, her father in England and mother in Ireland. Edward, his father, and his children were born in Maryland.

2. S. S. Brookline sailing from Port Antonio, Jamaica, 13 Aug 1903 arriving Baltimore, MD 17 Aug 1903 on 17 Aug 1903 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 11 Miss Edwina Duffy, 15, and Miss Bessie Duffy, 17, passage paid by their father. Residence Baltimore, Maryland.
Researcher's Note: Bessie is nickname for Mary E. Duffy.

3. Newspaper: Baltimore Sun: Weddings. Beecher-Duffy, 13 Aug 1914, Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 12 WEDDINGS. Beecher-Duffy. Miss Edwina P. Duffy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Duffy, and Mr. William Lackland Beecher, of St. Louis. Mo., were married at noon yesterday at the residence of the bride's parents, 1915 Guilford avenue, by the Rev. John E. Graham, of St. Ann's Catholic Church. Miss Claire Farran and Mr. William Marshall Murphy were the attendants. Miss Agatha Moore, accompanied by Prof. Ferdinand Linhard, rendered the wedding music. A lunch was served, after which Mr. and Mrs. Beecher left for Atlantic City, from which place they will go to visit the bridegroom's mother in St. Louis. The bride wore a dress of French tulle with hat to match, and the going-away dress was of dark-blue silk poplin. After September 15 Mr. and Mrs. Beecher will be "at home" at the Martha-Lewis Apartment, North avenue and Calvert street.

4. Residence: 300 E 30th, Baltimore on 12 Sep 1918 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 3

5. Census in 1920 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 6 William Beecher, broker insurance, 39, was living with Eawna D. 29; and Jane, 1 year 6 months. William and his parents were born in Missouri. Eawna and her parents and Jane were born in Maryland. Theyw ere renting on 30th St.

6. Residence: 1923 Baltimore City Directory: Beecher Wm L (Edwina D) ins 809 Am bldg h Woodrow apts in 1923 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 13

7. Occupation: Edwina D. Beecher, stenographer in Maryland House of Delegates, salary $450 in 1927 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 14

8. Residence: Beecher Wm L (Edwina D) ins 809 American bldg h9 Bristol rd in 1927 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 15

9. Residence: 1928 Baltimore City Directory: Beecher, Wm L (Edwina D) Ins 229 E Balto R 809 H9 Bristol Rd. In 1928 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 16

10. Residence: 1929 Baltimore City Directory: Beecher, Edwina (widow Wm L) h 3337 N Charles Apt 1G in 1929 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 17

11. Census in 1930 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 18 Edwina D. Beecher, 38, widowed, who was 22 when she married, was living with her daughter, Jane M., 12. Jane, Edwina and her mother were born in Maryland. Edwina's father was born in District of Columbia. Jane's father was born in Missouri. They are renting at 1 E. 34th Street in Cambridge Arms Apartments. Edwina had no occupation.

12. Occupation: stenographer for Maryland Legislative Session of 1931 in 1931 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 19

13. S. S. Minnetonka sailing from New York, NY arriving London 1 Jun 1931 on 1 Jun 1931 in London, , Greater London, ENG. 20 Edwina Beecher, proposed address in UK: Hither Green Lane, Hither Green; profession none; age 42; Citizen of USA

14. Newspaper: The Baltimore Sun: Marriage of Edwina Beecher and W. Ray Mills, 4 Jul 1931, Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. Announcement has been made of the marriage in Sussex, England, June 9, of Mrs. Edwina D. Beecher, of the Cambridge Arms Apartments, and W. Ray Mills. The bridegroom is chief officer of the ship City of Hong Kong and is a British subject. The ceremony was performed in the Church ot the Sacred Heart, Hove, Sussex. Several officers of the City of Kong attended the wedding. After a reception, at Ye Old Toll Gate in Bramber, Mr. and Mrs. Mills made an automobile tour through parts of England. Mrs. Mills ia expected to to this country shortly.

15. S. S. Minnekanda sailing from London, England 11 Jul 1931 arriving New York, New York 20 Jul 1931 on 20 Jul 1931 in New York, New York, NY. 21 Edwina Beecher Mills, 42, b. 5 Apr 1888 in Baltimore MD, destination Charles at Cambridge Arms Apts., Charles at 34th, Baltimore, MD

16. Newspaper: The Evening Sun: Mrs. C. Raymond Mills, of London, will return to Baltimore, 18 Aug 1937, Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 22 To Visit City After 6 Years In London
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Mrs. C. Raymond Mills Was Known In Political Circles
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To Arrive Next Month
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A former Baltimorean, Mrs. C. Raymond Mills, of London, will return to Baltimore in mid-September after an absence of six years. Mrs. Mills will be the guest of her brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Henri J. Messier. She was formerly Mrs. William Lackland Beecher and was well known in local politics. A daughter by her former marriage, Miss Jane Margaret Beecher, will accompany her on the trip aboard the City of Hamburg, sailing for this country on September 6. Before her first marriage, Mrs. Mills was Miss Edwina Duffy, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Edward P. Duffy. Mr. Duffy, known to his friends as Admiral, was shipping news editor of The Sun for many years.

17. Newspaper: Baltimore Sun, 22 Aug 1937, Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 23 Baltimore Personals
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Mrs. Charles Raymond Mills, Of London, To Visit Mr. And Mrs Henri J. Messier
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Mrs. Charles Raymond Mills, of London, formerly of Baltimore, will come to this country the latter part of September, with her daughter, Miss Jane Margaret Beecher. They will visit her brother-in law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Henri J. Messier. Mrs. Mills and her daughter will sail from England, September 6 on the City of Hamburg. Captain Mills will join them here early in the fall.

18. S. S. City of Hamburg sailing from Southampton, England 6 Sep 1937 arriving Baltimore, MD 16 Sep 1937 on 16 Sep 1937 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 24 Edwina Beecher Mills, 49, b. 5 Apr 1888 in Baltimore MD, destination 2715 Woodsdale Ave., Baltimore, MD

19. S. S. American Banker sailing from New York arriving 18 Jul 1938 in London, England on 18 Jul 1938 in London, , Greater London, ENG. 25 Edwina Mills, 46, proposed address 92 Boundary Rd., St. Johns Wood, London; country of last permanent residence: England; county of intendend permanent residence: England

20. Residence: Lauderdale Mansions, 101 Lauderdale Rd., Maida Vale, London W9 1LZ in 1939 in Maida Vale, , MDX, ENG. 26

21. Voter Registration: Charles Raymond Mills and Edwina Duffy Mills, Lauderdale Mansions, Lauderdale Rd., Maida Vale, London W9 1LZ, in 1939, in Maida Vale, , MDX, ENG. 26

22. Newspaper: Newport Mercury: Capt. C. R. Mills, R. N., Dead, 17 Mar 1944, Newport, Newport, RI, United States. 27 Mrs. Henry J. Messier of 20 Sherman street has learned by cable of the death of her brother-in-law, Captain Charles Raymond Mills, Royal Navy, in London on March 14. No particulars were revealed. Mrs. Mills, the former Edwina Duffy Beecher of Baltimore, has visited her sister in Newport several times.

23. S. S. America sailing from Southampton, England 25 Jan 1947 arriving New York, NY 31 Jan 1947 on 31 Jan 1947 in New York, New York, NY. 28 Edwina Beecher Mills, 55, b. 5 Apr 1888 in Baltimore MD, destination 309 E. N. Ave. Baltimore MD

24. S. S. America sailing from New York via Cherbourg arriving Southampton, England, 16 Apr 1947 on 16 Apr 1947 in Southampton, , HAM, ENG. 29 Edwina Mills, 48, address in U.K. 101 Lauderdale Rd. London W 9, occupation Executive, county of last permanent residence USA, citizen of USA

25. Newspaper: Newport Daily News: obituary of Mrs. Henry Messier, 4 Jan 1961, Newport, Newport, RI, United States. 9 -----
Mrs. Henry Messier, 74, Former Resident
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Mrs. Mary Elizabeth (Bessie) Messler, 74, widow of Chief Petty Officer Henry J. Messier, USN, and a former resident of 10 Cummings Road, this city, died Sunday in Buzzards Bay, Mass. She had made her home with Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Baird, personal friends, on Sawyer Road, Buzzards Bay, for three and a half years.
Mrs. Messier was born in Baltimore, Md. Her only known survivor is a sister, Mrs. Edwina Mills of London, England.
The funeral will take place tomorrow from the Nickerson Funeral Home in Bourne, Mass., to St. Margaret's Church at Buzzards Bay. A requiem high mass will be sung at 9 a. m. Burial will be a noon in St. Columbia's Cemetery in Middletown.


Edwina married William Lackland Beecher, son of James M. Beecher and Margaret Ann Parker, on 12 Aug 1914 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD.1 (William Lackland Beecher was born on 22 Sep 1880 in Washington, Franklin, MO,1 3 6 30 31 died on 25 Dec 1928 in Stoneleigh, Baltimore, MD, United States 1 4 5 17 32 33 and was buried on 27 Dec 1928 in Baltimore: Parkwood Cemetery and Mausoleum, Baltimore, Maryland, United States 1.)


Edwina next married Charles Raymond Mills, son of Charles James Mills and Ellen Venus Wolton, on 9 Jun 1931 in Hove, , SSX, ENG.2 (Charles Raymond Mills was born in 1893 in Hove, , SSX, ENG and died on 14 Mar 1944 in Paddington, , MDX, ENG 27 34.)


Sources


1 <i>Find A Grave</i>, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/138043182.

2 <i>Baltimore Sun (Baltimore, MD)</i>, 4 Jul 1931, page 4. Marriage of Edwina Beecher and C. Ray Mills.

3 <i>United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K3RS-JYJ William Lackland Beecher, 1917-1918.

4 <i>Washington Missourian (Washington, Missouri)</i> (Washington, Franklin, Missouri), 4 Jan 1929, page 1.

5 <i>Baltimore Sun (Baltimore, MD)</i>, 26 Dec 1928, page 4. Obituary of William L. Beecher.

6 <i>1920 United States Census</i>, Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore Ward 12, Series: T625 Roll: 658 Page: 237.

7 FamilySearch.org, <i>New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:24ND-7N6 Edwina Beecher Mills, 1931; citing Immigration, New York, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

8 FamilySearch.org, <i>England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVCT-G846 Edwina Mills, 1974; from "England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006," database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Aldershot, Hampshire, England.

9 <i>Newport Daily News (Newport, RI)</i>, 4 Jan 1961, page 2. Obituary of Mrs. Henry Messier.

10 <i>1900 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M3KF-F5X Edward P Duffy, Precinct 11 Baltimore city Ward 12, Baltimore, Maryland, United States; citing sheet 10B, family 192.

11 FamilySearch.org, <i>Maryland, Baltimore Passenger Lists, 1820-1948</i> (NARA microfilm publications M255, M596, and T844 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL film 821,572), https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2CSG-3PD Edwina Duffy, 1903; citing Immigration, Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland FHL film 833,004.

12 <i>Baltimore Sun (Baltimore, MD)</i>, 13 Aug 1914, page 5. Weddings Beecher-Duffy.

13 Ancestry.com, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, 1923 Baltimore City Directory, printed page 339, online image 184.

14 <i>Maryland State Archives</i> (Annapolis, MD. Online at:
http://www.mdarchives.state.md.us), Annual Report of the Comptroller, 1927, Volume 291, Page 67. Online http://aomol.msa.maryland.gov/000001/000291/html/am291--67.html.

15 Ancestry.com, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, 1927 Baltimore City Directory. Printed page 340. Online image 174.

16 Ancestry.com, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, 1928 Baltimore City Directory, printed page 276, online image 139.

17 Ancestry.com, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, 1929 Baltimore City Directory, printed page 262, online image 196.

18 <i>1930 United States Census</i>, Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore Ward 12, Series: T626 Roll: 856 Page: 36.

19 <i>Maryland State Archives</i> (Annapolis, MD. Online at:
http://www.mdarchives.state.md.us), http://msa.maryland.gov/megafile/msa/speccol/sc2900/sc2908/000001/000295/pdf/am295--67.pdf.

20 Ancestry.com, <i>UK, Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960</i>, 1 Jun 1931, S. S. Minnetonka, Edwina Beecher.

21 FamilySearch.org, <i>New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:24ND-7N6 Edwina Beecher Mills, 1931; citing Immigration, New York, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration).

22 <i>The Evening Sun (Baltimore, MD)</i>, 18 Aug 1937, page 19.

23 <i>Baltimore Sun (Baltimore, MD)</i>, 22 Aug 1937, page 58.

24 FamilySearch.org, <i>Maryland, Baltimore Passenger Lists, 1820-1948</i> (NARA microfilm publications M255, M596, and T844 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL film 821,572), https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2CS1-GCS Edwina Mills, 1937; citing Immigration, Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, United States, NARA microfilm publications M255, M596, and T844 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration).

25 Ancestry.com, <i>UK, Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960</i>, 18 Jul 1938, S. S. American Banker, Edwina Mills.

26 Ancestry.com, <i>London, England, Electoral Registers, 1832-1965</i>, Westminster > Paddington North > Maida Vale Ward > Lauderdale Mansions. Mills, Charles Raymond; Mills Edwina Duffy.

27 <i>Newport Mercury (Newport, RI)</i>, 17 Mar 1944, page 3. Capt. C. R. Mills, R. N., Dead.

28 FamilySearch.org, <i>New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:24P7-2C1 : 15 March 2018), Edwina Mills, 1947; citing Immigration, New York City, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

29 Ancestry.com, <i>UK, Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960</i>, Edwina Mills, 16 Apr 1947, arriving Southampton on S. S. America.

30 <i>1900 United States Census</i>, Missouri, St. Louis, St. Louis Ward 14, Series: T623 Roll: 895 Page: 118.

31 FamilySearch.org, <i>New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1925-1942</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KXLX-P73 William L Beecher, 1926.

32 <i>Missouri, St. Louis Public Library Obituary Index, 1880-2011</i> (Searchable online at http://www.slpl.org/), Beecher, William Lackland, St. Louis Post-Dispatch 1928 12/26 p29.

33 <i>Baltimore Sun (Baltimore, MD)</i>, 27 Dec 1928, page 22. Obituary of William L. Beecher.

34 Ancestry.com, <i>England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007</i>, 1944 > Q1-Jan-Feb-Mar > M - Mills, Charles R., age 51, District: Paddinton, Vol. 1 a page 24.



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