Samuel Beecher
(1767-1821)
Barbara Winterode
(1771-1851)
William Brown Guthrie
(1772-1822)
Isabella Sterrett
(1777-1827)
William W. Beecher
(1801-1881)
Sarah Maria Guthrie
(1808-Bef 1870)
William Newton Beecher
(1847-1926)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Almira Correlia Swain

William Newton Beecher 1 2 3 4 5 6

  • Born: 18 Apr 1847, , Washington, MD 1 7 8
  • Marriage (1): Almira Correlia Swain on 24 Sep 1872 in Baltimore: Saint Barnabas Episcopal Church, Baltimore, MD, USA 1
  • Died: 14 May 1926, Baltimore, Baltimore, MD at age 79 9
  • Buried: 17 May 1926, Baltimore: Loudon Park Cemetery, Baltimore, MD 8 9 10

   FamilySearch ID: KHK3-ZH9.

  Burial Notes:

Rose Hill section, lot 629, grave 1.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1850 in , Loudoun, VA. 11 Wm Beacher, physician, 49, was living with wife Maria, 42; Margaret, 15; Marian, 12; Uservena 8; and Wm. 5. Both parents were born in Pennsylvania, and the children in Maryland. [The census page does not identify the location within the county.]
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2. Census in 1860 in Havre de Grace, Harford, MD. 7 Wm W Beecher, apothecary, 58, was living with wife Sarah M., 50; Margaret, 20; Maria, 19; Eusebia, 16; William G., 12; and Jacob S, 8. The parents and Jacob were born in Pennsylvania, the other children in Maryland. William's real estate was worth $100. The post office was Harve de Grace.

3. Residence: 204 N. Eutaw, Baltimore, MD in 1867 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 12 1867 Baltimore Directory:
Beecher Euseba I. 204 n Eutaw
Beecher Margaret S. 204 n Eutaw
Beecher Marion 204 n Eutaw
Beecher Wm. N. clerk 204 n Eutaw
Beecher Wm. W. (W. W. Beecher & Co.) 204 n Eutaw.

4. Census in 1870 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 13 William Beicher, druggist, 69, was living with no wife and his children: Marrion, 25; William, clerk, 23; daughter Busebia, 20; Jacob, clerk, 16. Also in the home: Edward Yates, clerk, 35; Otta Hoster, book keeper, 25; and Emma William, servant, black, 11. William was born in Pennsylvania, and his children in Maryland. The post office is Baltimore.

5. Newspaper: Baltimore Sun: Married. BEECHER-SWAIN. On the 24th of September at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, by the Rev. A. P. Stryker, WILLIAM N. BEECHER to Miss MYRA C. SWAIN, both of this city., 9 Oct 1872, Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 5

6. Residence: 204 N. Eutaw, Baltimore, MD in 1874 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 14 1874 Baltimore Directory:
Beecher, J. Gregg, clerk, 204 n Eutaw
Beecher Wm. N. clerk 204 n Eutaw
Beecher Wm. W. druggist, Southern Dispensary, 45 Conway, dw 204 n Eutaw.

7. Census in 1880 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 15 Wm. M. Beecher, clerk in wooden ware store [woolen?], 33, was living with wife Myra C., 27; Nellie C., 5; and Wm. G., 3. Everyone was born in Maryland. William's parents and Myra's father were from Pennsylvania, her mother from Virginia. Also in their home is Edward H. Yates, brother in law, 39, a clerk born in South Carolina of parents from same; and sister in law Mary E. Yates, 29, and brother in law Howard Swain, 31, both were born in Maryland from father from PA and mother from VA. Also, Charles Gregg, nephew, 8, born in Maryland of parents from same.

8. Occupation: clerk living at 123 N. Clahoun in Baltimore in 1880 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 16

9. Residence: 141 Argyle av in 1881 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 17 1881 Baltimore Directory:
Beecher, J. Gregg clerk 141 Argyle av
Beecher Wm. N. clerk 123 n Calhoun
Beecher Wm. W. 141 Argyle av.

10. Newspaper: Baltimore Sun: Change of Clerks: William N. Beecher has been appointed a recording clerk in the office of the register of wills in place of Winfield McClintock, who had been in the office since '67., 15 Jan 1881, Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 18

11. Residence: in 1885 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 19 1885 Baltmore Directory:
Beecher J. Gregg (Haskell, B. & Co.) 151 n Paca
Beecher Wm. N. clerk register of wills office dw 264 n Fulton av.

12. Residence: 703 North Fulton Avenue, Baltimore, MD on 21 Dec 1887 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 20 Obituary. YATES -- On Tuesday, December 20, at 10.45 A. M., Mrs. MARY E. YATES, daughter of Howard and the late Charlotte H. Swain. Funeral from the residence of her brother-in-law, William N. Beecher, No. 703 North Fulton avenue on Thursday afternoon, December 22, at one o'clock. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend.

13. Census in 1900 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 1 Renting at 308 Euclid was William N. Beecher, 53, born Mar 1847, married for 27 years to Almira, 47, born Feb 1853. She had birthed 3 children, 2 still alive: Nellie C., 25, born Mar 1875; and Gordon W., 23, born Mar 1877. Everyone was born in Maryland. William's parents and Alvina's father were from Pennsylvania, her mother from Virginia. William was employed as a deputy clerk; his son William was an architectural draftsman.

14. Occupation: clerk of the Orphan's Court on 19 Nov 1902 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 21

15. Census in 1910 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 22 The 1910 census recorded William N. Beecher, 63, living with wife Alima C., 57; daughter Nellie C., 35; and grandson George W. Robertson, 6 and granddaughter Myra C. Robertson, 3. Everyone was born in Maryland.

16. Newspaper: Baltimore Sun: His "War Garden" A Success., 8 Aug 1917, Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 23 -----
His "War Garden" A Success.
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As a sample of what his "war garden" is doing, William N. Beecher, 2004 East Thirty-first street north, a deputy in the office of Register of Wills Jackson, took to the office yesterday a fine tomato weighing half a pound and of rich color and solid throughout. Mr. Beecher said he had many more like it in his garden. Besides tomatoes, he has beans, beets, lettuce and other vegetables growing. He is no novice at the work, having in his earlier years cultivated a larger area.

17. Census in 1920 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 24 Owning the home at 2004 31st St. was William Beecher, 72, with wife Elmira C., 66. Also with them: daughter Nellie C. Robertson, 42, widow; and George Walter Robertson, grandchild, 16; and Myra C. Robertson, grandchild, 13. Everyone and their parents were born in Maryland, except William's parents were from Pennsylvania. William worked as a clerk in an office.

18. Newspaper: Baltimore Sun: Mrs. George W. Robinson celebrated the golden wedding anniversary of her parents, Mr. And Mrs. William Newton Beecher, on September 24, at their residence, 2004 East Thirty-first street., 8 Oct 1922, Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 25

19. Residence: 1923 Baltimore City Directory: Beecher Wm N (Almira C) clk h 2004 E 31st N in 1923 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 26

20. Residence: 2004 E. 31st N. In Baltimore in 1923 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 3

21. Newspaper: Baltimore Sun: Observes Wedding Anniversary, 25 Sep 1923, Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 27 William N. Beecher, administration and bond clerk in the office of the Register of Wills, celebrated yesterday the fifty-first anniversary of his wedding by working as usual at his desk, where he has been for 42 years. Mr. Beecher is a son of the late W. Gordon Beecher, architect. He has two children, a son and a daughter, and six grandchildren.

22. Obituary: Baltimore Sun: William N. Beecher on 15 May 1926 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 28 William N. Beecher

Funeral services for William N. Beecher, the oldest clerk in the Orphan's Court, who died yesterday, will be held Monday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. G. W. Robertson, 2004 East Thirty-first street. Burial will be in Loudan Park Cemetery.

Mr. Beecher, who was 79 years old, had been administrative clerk in the office of the Register of Wills of the Orphan's Court since 1881.

Besides his widow, Mrs. Myra Swain Beecher, he is survived by one son, William Gordon Beecher; a daughter, Mrs. Robertson, and six grandchildren.

23. Obituary: Baltimore Sun: William N. Beecher on 18 May 1926 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 9 William N. Beecher

Funeral services for William N. Beecher, the eldest clerk in Orphan's Court, who died Friday, were held yesterday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. G. W. Robertson, 2004 East Thirty-first street. Burial was in Loudon Park Cemetery.

Besides Mrs. Robertson, Mr. Beecher is survived by his widow, Mrs. Almyra Beecher; a son, William Gordon Beecher, and six grandchildren.

24. Newspaper: Baltimore Sun: Edwin R. Downes, Register of Wills, said yesterday that he had assigned James Fleckenstein to be an administrtion clerk in place of the late William N. Beecher who had been employed in the office for nearly fifty years., 22 May 1926, Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 29


William married Almira Correlia Swain, daughter of Howard Swain and Charlotte Hayward Martin Banks, on 24 Sep 1872 in Baltimore: Saint Barnabas Episcopal Church, Baltimore, MD, USA.1 (Almira Correlia Swain was born in Feb 1853 in La Plata, Charles, MD, United States,1 30 died on 19 Apr 1934 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD 31 32 33 and was buried on 21 Apr 1934 in Baltimore: Loudon Park Cemetery, Baltimore, MD 31 33 34 35.)


Sources


1 1900 United States Census, Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore Ward 19, Series: T623 Roll: 616 Page: 297.

2 FamilySearch.org, North Carolina Deaths, 1931-1994, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FP5S-VJ1 William N. Beecher in entry for Nellie Beecher Robertson, 21 Feb 1944.

3 Ancestry.com, U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995, Baltimore, Maryland, City Directory, 1923. Listing for William N. Beecher and Almira C. Beecher.

4 Ancestry.com, Virginia, U.S., Death Records, 1912-2014 (Original data: Virginia, Deaths, 1912–2014. Virginia Department of Health, Richmond, Virginia.), Death certificate 129-55-2302 William Gordon Beecher, father William N. Beecher, mother Myra Swain, spouse Gertrude Beecher, informant William Gordon Beecher Jr.

5 Baltimore Sun (Baltimore, MD), 9 Oct 1872, page 2. BEECHER-SWAIN.

6 Baltimore Sun (Baltimore, MD), 20 Nov 1902 page 7, Beecher-Robertson Wedding.

7 1860 United States Census, Maryland, Harford County, Havre de Grace, Series: M653 Roll: 476 Page: 81.

8 Anna Miller Watring, E. Charles Miller, and R. Scott Johnson, Loudon Park Caretaker Records, A-B, 1853-1986 (Westminster, Maryland: Family Line Publications, 1993. Out of print. See online http://loudonpark.weebly.com/documents.html), Grave of William N. Beecher.

9 Baltimore Sun (Baltimore, MD), 18 May 1926, Obituary of William N. Beecher.

10 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=121952649.

11 1850 United States Census, Virginia, Loudoun County, Unknown, Series: M432 Roll: 957 Page: 291.

12 "Woods' Baltimore City Directory," https://archive.org/details/woodsbaltimoreci1867balt/page/46/mode/2up/search/beecher - 1867, page 38 Beecher.

13 1870 United States Census, Maryland, Baltimore (city), Baltimore, Roll: M593_576; Page: 106.

14 "Woods' Baltimore City Directory," https://archive.org/details/woodsbaltimoreci1874balt/page/n61/mode/2up/search/beecher - 1874, page 61 Beecher.

15 1880 United States Census, Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore 19th Ward Precinct 8, Family History Library Film 1254505, NA Film Number T9-0505, Page 212D.

16 Ancestry.com, U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995, Image 1136 of 1180.

17 "Woods' Baltimore City Directory," https://archive.org/details/woodsbaltimoreci1881balt/page/94/mode/2up/search/beecher - 1881, page 94 Beecher.

18 Baltimore Sun (Baltimore, MD), 15 Jan 1881, page 4.

19 "Woods' Baltimore City Directory," https://archive.org/details/woodsbaltimoreci1885balt/page/124/mode/2up 1185 page 124 Beecher.

20 Baltimore Sun (Baltimore, MD), 21 Dec 1887, page 2. Funeral of Mary E. (Swain) Yates.

21 Baltimore Sun (Baltimore, MD), 20 Nov 1902, page 7, Beecher-Robertson Wedding.

22 1910 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M2F3-2BC William N Beecher, 1910.

23 Baltimore Sun (Baltimore, MD), 8 Aug 1917, page 5.

24 1920 United States Census, Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore City, Series: T625 Roll: 662 Page: 246.

25 Baltimore Sun (Baltimore, MD), 8 Oct 1922, page 64. Beecher Wedding Anniversary.

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

27 Baltimore Sun (Baltimore, MD), 25 Sep 1923, Wedding Anniversary William N. Beecher.

28 Baltimore Sun (Baltimore, MD), 15 May 1926, death notice of William N. Beecher.

29 Baltimore Sun (Baltimore, MD), 22 May 1926, page 26.

30 1860 United States Census, Maryland, Howard County, Ellicott Mills, Series: M653 Roll: 477 Page: 728.

31 Baltimore Sun (Baltimore, MD), 20 Apr 1934. Obituary of Almira Swain.

32 Maryland State Archives (Annapolis, MD. Online at:
http://www.mdarchives.state.md.us), Death Record, Counties, Index MSA SE 7-36 Letter B Page 487. Almira Cornelia Beecher died 19 Apr 1934 in Baltimore.

33 Baltimore Sun (Baltimore, MD), 20 Apr 1934, obituary of Almira C. Beecher.

34 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=121952746.

35 Anna Miller Watring, E. Charles Miller, and R. Scott Johnson, Loudon Park Caretaker Records, A-B, 1853-1986 (Westminster, Maryland: Family Line Publications, 1993. Out of print. See online http://loudonpark.weebly.com/documents.html), Grave of Almira C. Beecher.



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