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1. George W. Dague Jr.

Elizabeth Ellen Beecher 1 2 3 4 5

  • Born: 31 May 1860, Jefferson Twp., Franklin, OH 2 4 5 6 7
  • Marriage (1): George W. Dague Jr. on 3 Nov 1880 in Miami, Miami, IN 1
  • Died: 6 Dec 1931, Muncie, Delaware, IN at age 71 3 4 5 7
  • Buried: 9 Dec 1931, Mexico: Green Lawn Cemetery, Miami, IN 4 5 7

   Another name for Elizabeth was Ella Beecher.8

   FamilySearch ID: LDH9-XC4.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1860 in Jefferson Twp., Franklin, OH. 2 William Beecher, 28, carpenter, is found in the 1860 Census in Jefferson Township in Franklin County living with his wife, Julian, age 24; Margaret, 6; Mary J., 2; and Elizah, 1 month old on the 25 of July, 1860 when the census was recorded. Everyone was born in Ohio, except William who was born in Pennsylvania. The value of his real estate and possessions is blank, indicating he was probably renting. The post office listed is Blacklick.

Living next door is his father, Benjamin Beecher, 57, blacksmith, with his wife Margaret, 54; John J., 21, carpenter; Margaret S., 19; and Lydia A., 16. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. He has no value on his real estate or possessions.

2. Census in 1870 in Peru, Miami, IN. 9 William V. Beecher, 38, farmer, was living with wife Julia H., 34; Margaret J., 16; Mary J., 12; Elizabeth E., 11; George L., 7; Cyrus M., 5; William, 2; Benjamin, 68; and Margaret, 64. Benjamin, Margaret, and William V. were born in Pennsylvania. George, Cyrus, and young William in Indiana, and the others in Ohio. William's real estate was worth $3800, his personal estate $1240.

3. Census in 1880 in Jefferson Twp., Miami, IN. 10 William Beecher, 48, farmer, is found in the 1880 Census in Jefferson in Miami County living with his wife, Julia A, age 44; Mary J., 22; Elizabeth E., 20; George L, 17; Cyrus M., 15; William C.; 13; Grant U.S., 10; Charles W., 7; and Gracie P., 4; plus Margret Beecher, mother, age 75. William and his mother were born in PA; Julia, Mary and Elizabeth in OH; and all other children in IN.

4. Census in 1900 in Adams Twp., Cass, IN. 11 The 1900 census recorded George W. Dague, farmer, 45, born Jan 1855, living with wife Elizabeth E., 40, May 1860; son Jesse M., farm laborer, 19, Dec 1881; son Oda, 14, Sep 1886; son Roscoe, 12, Nov 1888; son Clifford, 6, Dec 1894; and daughter Mabel, Nov 1886. George and Elizabeth were married for 19 years, and she had birthed 6 children, 5 alive in 1900. George and Elizabeth were born in Ohio and their parents in Pennsylvania. The children were born in Indiana and their parents in Ohio.

5. Census in 1910 in Jefferson Twp., Miami, IN. 12 The 1910 census recorded George W. Dague, occupation "own income", 55, living with wife Elizabeth, 49; and son Clifford, 15. They were married for 29 years and she had birthed 6 children, 5 alive in 1910. The parents were born in Ohio and their parents in Pennsylvania. Clifford and his parents were born in Ohio.

6. Census in 1920 in Jefferson Twp., Miami, IN. 13 The 1920 census recorded George Dague, finisher in a basket factory, 64, living with wife Elizabeth E., 59. They and their parents were born in Ohio except Elizabeth's father in Pennsylvania.

7. Cause of Death: acute myocarditis, contributory arteriosclerosis, 6 Dec 1931, Muncie, Delaware, IN. 4

8. Residence: on 6 Dec 1931 in Denver, Miami, IN. 4

9. Obituary: Rochester Sentinel on 7 Dec 1931 in Rochester, Fulton, IN, USA. 3 Mrs. Elizabeth Ellen DAGUE, age 71 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Fred Lutz in Muncie Sunday morning at eleven o'clock. Mrs. Dague's home was in Denver, and she had gone to spend the Thanksgiving vacation with her daughter when she became ill. She was a victim of complications and had been ill but four days.

Elizabeth Ellen [BEECHER], daughter of William C. and Julia Ann BEECHER, was born in Ohio, May 31, 1860. She moved with her parents to Miami County when a child and has lived in the Denver neighborhood for twenty-five years. In 1875 she was united to George W. DAGUE who preceded her in death. The deceased was a member of the Methodist Church at Denver.

Surviving are three sons, Oda W. DAGUE, of Rochester, Roscoe DAGUE, of Mexico and Clifford DAGUE, of Muncie, and one daughter, Mrs. Fred LUTZ of Muncie; four brothers, William C. BEECHER of Santa Monica, California, Morton BEECHER of Van Nuys, California, Grant BEECHER of Kokomo and Charles C BEECHER of Peru and eleven grandchildren. Funeral services will be held from the home in Denver Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock with Rev. MOORE, pastor of the Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be made in the Mexico Cemetery.

Elizabeth married George W. Dague Jr., son of George W. Dague Sr. and Harriett Beecher, on 3 Nov 1880 in Miami, Miami, IN.1 (George W. Dague Jr. was born on 18 Jan 1855 in Plain Twp., Franklin, OH,14 15 died on 1 Apr 1927 in Denver, Miami, IN 14 15 and was buried on 4 Apr 1927 in Mexico: Green Lawn Cemetery, Miami, IN 14 15 16.)


1 Miami County Indiana Marriages (Online at:, County Courthouse, Book C6, page 353.

2 1860 United States Census, Ohio, Franklin County, Jefferson Township, M653 Roll: 963 Page: 258.

3 Tombaugh, Wendell C., Fulton County Indiana Obits / Biogs, The Rochester Sentinel. (Tombaugh House, 700 Pontiac St, Rochester IN 46975-1538. 1993.), 1931.

4, "Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2017," Certificate 36016. Elizabeth Ellen Dague. Father William C. Beecher. Mother Julia Ann Beecher.

5 Find A Grave,

6 History of Miami County, Indiana: From the Earliest Time to the Present, with Biographical Sketches, Notes, Etc. (Chicago, Brant & Fuller, 1887. Available online at Google Books.), Page 684. Biography of William V. Beecher.

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8 Dague, Carrie M., The history and genealogy of the Dague family (Welch, W.V.: Welch Pub. Co., 1938, 250 pgs.), Page 117.

9 1870 United States Census, Indiana, Miami County, Peru Township, Series: M593 Roll: 343 Page: 162.

10 1880 United States Census, Film T9-0298, Page 461B.

11 1900 United States Census, George W Dagne, 1900.

12 1910 United States Census, ttps:// George W Dague, Jefferson, Miami, Indiana.

13 1920 United States Census, George Dagus, 1920.

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15 Find A Grave,

16, "Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2017," Certificate 41923. George W. Dague. Father George W. Dague. Mother Harriet Beecher.

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