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1. George W. Dague Jr.

Elizabeth Ellen Beecher 1 2 3 4

  • Born: 31 May 1860, Jefferson Twp., Franklin, OH 2 4 5 6
  • 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 6
  • Buried: 9 Dec 1931, Mexico: Green Lawn Cemetery, Miami, IN 4 6

   Another name for Elizabeth was Ella Beecher.7

  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. 8 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. 9 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. Cause of Death: acute myocarditis, contributory arteriosclerosis, 6 Dec 1931, Muncie, Delaware, IN. 4

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

6. Obituary: Rochester Sentinel on 7 Dec 1931 in Rochester, Fulton, IN. 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,10 died on 1 Apr 1927 in Denver, Miami, IN 10 and was buried on 4 Apr 1927 in Mexico: Green Lawn Cemetery, Miami, IN 10 11.)


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

2 , 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, 1899-2011," Certificate 36016. Elizabeth Ellen Dague. Father William C. Beecher. Mother Julia Ann Beecher.

5 (Chicago, Brant & Fuller, 1887. Available online at Google Books.), Page 684. Biography of William V. Beecher.

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

8 , Indiana, Miami County, Peru Township, Series: M593 Roll: 343 Page: 162.

9 1880 United States Census, Film T9-0298, Page 461B.

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11, "Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2011," Certificate 41923. George W. Dague. Father George W. Dague. Mother Harriet Beecher.

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