Robert Kay
(Abt 1815-)
Isabella Dickinson
(Abt 1817-)
Elizabeth Isabella Kay
(1846-1916)

 

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Parents:
1. Robert Kay & Isabella Dickinson
2. George Kay & Hannah Miller

Spouses/Children:
1. William Robinson Beecroft Sr.

Elizabeth Isabella Kay 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

  • Born: 21 Nov 1846, Houghton le Spring, , DUR, ENG 5 7 10 11
  • Christened: 20 Dec 1846, Houghton le Spring: Bishopwearmouth St. Michael, , DUR, ENG 7
  • Marriage (1): William Robinson Beecroft Sr. on 28 Dec 1867 in Houghton le Spring, , DUR, ENG 1
  • Died: 21 Mar 1916, West Hazleton, Luzerne, PA at age 69 8 9
  • Buried: 24 Mar 1916, Hazleton: Vine Street Cemetery, Luzerne, PA 8 9

   Other names for Elizabeth were Elizabeth Isabella Cay,7 Bella Kay 10 and Isabel Kay.1

  Noted events in her life were:

1. She has conflicting birth information of Her death certificate has 15 Nov 1844 birth., 15 Nov 1844 and , , , ENG. 8

2. She immigrated From England in 1871. 10

3. Census in 1880 in Beaver Meadows, Carbon, PA. 6 The 1880 census recorded William Becroft, 37, miner, with wife Elizabeth, 34; and daughter Elizabeth, 11, all three born in England, plus these children born in Pennsylvania: son R. J., 7; William, 6; Henry, 4; daughter M.A., 2; and daughter Jane, 2 months old (born in April 1880).

Next door is Elizabeth's brother, George Kay, laborer, 37, with his wife Hannah, 34; Alfred,6; Jane, 5; Elizabeth, 3; and daughter M. Anne, 7 months born Nov. 1879. All were born in England.

4. Census in 1900 in Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA. 10 The 1900 census recorded owning the home at 304 Cherry Street: Bella Beecroft, occupation - grocery store, widow, 55, born Nov 1844 in England as were her parents. She immigrated in 1865. Bella had given birth to 9 children, and 6 were alive in 1900. Living with her in 1900 were: son Harry, 23, Oct 1876; Mary, 22, Apr 1878; Joseph, 16, Nov 1883, and granddaughter Emma Jane Beecroft, 11 months, Jun 1899. All children were born in Pennsylvania and their parents in England.

5. All Saints Episcopal Church on 25 May 1905 in Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA. 12

6. Census in 1910 in Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA. 10 13 The 1910 census recorded Isabella Beecroft, 68, born in England, living with sons Harry, 33, and Joseph, 20, both born in Pennsylvania. Isabella immigrated in 1871.

7. Cause of Death: fall (accident) contributory gangrene, 21 Mar 1916, West Hazleton, Luzerne, PA. 8

8. Obituary: Evening Herald: Mrs. Beecroft Died today at Hazleton on 21 Mar 1916 in Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA. 14 MRS. BEECROFT DIED TODAY AT HAZLETON

Isabelle, widow of William Beecroft, of No. 301 West Cherry street, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Bella Spencer, at Hazleton, at eight o'clock this morning.
Three days before Christmas, in December last, Mrs.Beecroft went to Hazleton to visit her daughter. December 26th while on the way to the station, to make the return trip, she slipped and fell, injuring her spine. She was removed to the home of her daughter and later to the Hazleton hospital where it was considered inadvisable to operate on account of her age. She was a patient at the institution for three days and then removed to the home of her daughter where she had been bedfast ever since, gangrene later developing.
The deceased was one of the oldest and best known residents of town, having resided on West Cherry street for many years. She was 73 years old.
Four sons, Robert, William, Joseph and Harry, of town, and three daughters, Mrs. Bella Spencer, of Hazleton, and Mary and Emma, of Harrisburg, Illinois, survive. The funeral will take place from the home of her daughter, the time to be announced later.

9. Residence: 202 Oak St., Hazl on 21 Mar 1916 in West Hazleton, Luzerne, PA. 8


Elizabeth married William Robinson Beecroft Sr., son of John Beecroft and Mary, on 28 Dec 1867 in Houghton le Spring, , DUR, ENG.1 (William Robinson Beecroft Sr. was born on 25 Apr 1844 in Houghton le Spring, , DUR, ENG 6 15 16 17, christened on 8 Jun 1844 in West Rainton, , DUR, ENG,16 died on 20 May 1898 in Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA 17 18 and was buried on 22 May 1898 in Hazleton: Vine Street Cemetery, Luzerne, PA 17 18 19.)


Sources


1 FamilySearch.org, <i>England Marriages, 1538–1973</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NNKM-KWJ William Beecroft and Isabel Kay, 28 Dec 1867.

2 <i>Genealogy Research conducted by Bruce Franklin Beacher Ph.D. (1919-2004)</i>.

3 <i>Pennsylvania, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985</i> (Ancestry.com. Original data: Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Historical Society of Pennsylvania.), Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records; Reel: 563.

4 FamilySearch.org, <i>Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KMCB-N7S Mary Kay in entry for Alfred Beacher and Emma Beecroft, 1916.

5 FamilySearch.org, <i>England and Wales, Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/26RZ-CQF Elizabeth Isabella Kay, Oct-Nov-Dec, 1846, Volume 24, page 190.

6 1880 United States Census, Year: 1880; Census Place: Beaver Meadow Mines, Carbon, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1107; Family History Film: 1255107; Page: 246A; Enumeration District: 110; Image: 0490.

7 FamilySearch.org, <i>England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NXCF-GDZ Elizabeth Isabella Cay, 21 Nov 1846.

8 Ancestry.com, <i>Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966</i> (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1966. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Certificate 34112. Elizabeth Isabelle Beecroft. Father Robert Kay born England. Informant Robert Kay.

9 <i>Find A Grave</i>, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/158059858.

10 <i>1900 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M34W-DFM Emma Jane Beecroft in entry for Bella Beecroft, 1900.

11 FamilySearch.org, <i>England and Wales, Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2XF5-R8G Mary Ann Kay, 1879.

12 <i>Pennsylvania, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985</i> (Ancestry.com. Original data: Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Historical Society of Pennsylvania.), Schuylkill > Shenandoah > All Saints Episcopal Church, printed page 99, online image 33.

13 <i>1910 United States Census</i>, (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MGZ1-V4C Isabella Beecroft, 1910.

14 <i>The Evening Herald (Shenandoah, PA)</i>, 21 Mar 1916, page 1. Mrs. Beecroft Died Today.

15 FamilySearch.org, <i>England and Wales, Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/26Y1-YHV William Robinson Beecroft, Apr-May-Jun 1844, vol. 24, page 172.

16 FamilySearch.org, <i>England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NXH1-4CS William Beecroft, 25 Apr.

17 <i>Find A Grave</i>, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/158049474.

18 <i>The Plain Speaker (Hazleton, PA)</i>, 21 May 1898, obituary of William Beacroft.

19 <i>The Plain Speaker (Hazleton, PA)</i>, 23 May 1898, page 4. Funeral of William Beacroft.



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