Howard Swain
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Almira Correlia Swain


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1. William Newton Beecher

Almira Correlia Swain 1 2 3 4 5 6

  • Born: Feb 1853, La Plata, Charles, MD, United States 1 7
  • Marriage (1): William Newton Beecher on 24 Sep 1872 in Baltimore: Saint Barnabas Episcopal Church, Baltimore, MD, USA 1
  • Died: 19 Apr 1934, Baltimore, Baltimore, MD at age 81 4 6 8
  • Buried: 21 Apr 1934, Baltimore: Loudon Park Cemetery, Baltimore, MD 4 5 6 9

   Other names for Almira were Almira Cornelia Swain,8 Almyra Correlia Swain,10 Elmira C. Swain, Elmyra Correlia Swain 7 and Myra C. Swain.11 12 13

   FamilySearch ID: L2Q3-C2P.

  Burial Notes:

Rose Hill section, lot 629, grave 2.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1860 in Ellicott Hills, Howard, MD. 7 Howard Swain, lumber merchant, 49, was living with wife Charlott, 39; Lavinia, 18; Charlotte, 16; Harriet W., 14; Howard, 12; Mary E., 10; Elmyra, 8; Edward, 5; and William E., 2. Howard was born in Pennsylvania, his wife in Virginia, and the children in Maryland.

2. 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. 13

3. Newspaper: Baltimore Sun, 21 Dec 1887, Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 14 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, Deember 22, at one o'clock. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend.

4. Census in 1900 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 1 Renting at 308 Euclid was William 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.

5. Census in 1910 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 15 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.

6. Census in 1920 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 16 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.

7. Residence: 2004 E. 31st N. In Baltimore in 1923 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 17

8. Newspaper: Baltimore Sun: Observes Wedding Anniversary, 25 Sep 1923, Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 18 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.

9. Residence: Beecher Myra C (wid Wm N) r2004 e 31st in 1927 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 19

10. Census in 1930 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 20 The 1930 census recorded at 312 Carville Avenue: Nellie Robertson, widow, 55, living with son George W. Robertson, buyer dairy production, 36; daughter-in-law Mary Robertson, 23; daughter Charlotte Robertson, 22; and Nellie's mother Almyria Bucher [indexed wrong, should be Beecher, handwritten e's look like a u], widow, 77. Everyone and their parents were born in Maryland except Mary's mother in Virginia.

11. Obituary: Baltimore Sun: Almira Swain Beecher on 20 Apr 1934 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 6 Beecher - On April 19, 1934. ALMIRA SWAIN, beloved wife of the late William Newton Beecher. Funeral services will be held at the home of her son, Mr. Wm. Gordon Beecher, 7 Dutton avenue, Catonsville, on Saturday at 4 P. M. Interment in Loudon Park Cemetery.

Beecher Services Set for Tomorrow
Funeral Will Be Held From Home Of Son By Rev. John A. Nesbitt
Funeral services for Mrs. Almira Swain Beecher will be held tomorrow afternoon at 4 o'clock from the home of her son, William Gordon Beecher, No. 7 Dutton avenue, Catonsville.
The Rev. John A. Nesbitt will officiate. Burial will be in Loudon Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Beecher died yesterday. Her husband, William Newton Beecher, died several years ago. Surviving, in addition to her son, is a daughter, Mrs. George Walter Robertson, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Almira married William Newton Beecher, son of William W. Beecher and Sarah Maria Guthrie, on 24 Sep 1872 in Baltimore: Saint Barnabas Episcopal Church, Baltimore, MD, USA.1 (William Newton Beecher was born on 18 Apr 1847 in , Washington, MD,1 21 22 died on 14 May 1926 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD 23 and was buried on 17 May 1926 in Baltimore: Loudon Park Cemetery, Baltimore, MD 22 23 24.)


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

2 Letter from Craig Bennett (On file at the Adams County Historical Society, Gettysburg, Adams County, PA.
Mar 11 1972 letter from Craig M. Bennett, 31 Meeting St, Charleston Sc 29401, to Vice Admiral William Gordon Beecher of Alexandria, VA, describing the antique hand-painted fracturs cica 1800 proving birth of Samuel to father Henry Büger in possession of Craig, a descendent., March 11, 1972.

3, North Carolina Deaths, 1931-1994, William N. Beecher in entry for Nellie Beecher Robertson, 21 Feb 1944.

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

5 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, Grave of Almira C. Beecher.

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

7 1860 United States Census, Maryland, Howard County, Ellicott Mills, Series: M653 Roll: 477 Page: 728.

8 Maryland State Archives (Annapolis, MD. Online at:, Death Record, Counties, Index MSA SE 7-36 Letter B Page 487. Almira Cornelia Beecher died 19 Apr 1934 in Baltimore.

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10 Baltimore Sun (Baltimore, MD), Obituary of William N. Beecher.

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

12, 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.

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

14 Baltimore Sun (Baltimore, MD), 21 Dec 1887, page 2.

15 1910 United States Census, William N Beecher, 1910.

16 1920 United States Census, Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore City, Series: T625 Roll: 662 Page: 246.

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

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

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

20 1930 United States Census, Year: 1930; Census Place: Election District 13, Baltimore, Maryland; Roll: 847; Page: 15B; Enumeration District: 0061; Image: 446.0; FHL microfilm: 2340582.

21 1860 United States Census, Maryland, Harford County, Havre de Grace, Series: M653 Roll: 476 Page: 81.

22 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, Grave of William N. Beecher.

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

24 Find A Grave,

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