Beecher, Anna Melinda Clary (1849-1911)

Anna Melinda Clary Beecher lived at 1860 Robson Street in 1909 and 1910. Her son, Frederick Lyman Beecher, was at 1860 Robson Street from 1911 to about 1936.

Mrs. C.M. Beecher President, Vancouver Council of Women], City of Vancouver Archives, Port P1339 (detail), about 1895, http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/mrs-c-m-beecher-president-vancouver-council-of-women.

Mrs. C.M. Beecher President, Vancouver Council of Women], City of Vancouver Archives, Port P1339 (detail), about 1895, http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/mrs-c-m-beecher-president-vancouver-council-of-women

Anna Melinda Clary Johnson was born on July 5, 1848, in Boston, Massachusetts. Her parents were Robert Livingston Johnson and Charlotte R. (her surname was probably Clary) of Albany, New York.

On December 18, 1873, in Albany, Anna married Charles McCulloch Beecher. He was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, probably on August 16, 1845. His father was Rev. Charles Beecher (1815-1900); his mother was Sarah Leland Coffin (1815-1897). Charles was a nephew of Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887), and of Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896), the writer of Uncle Tom’s Cabin.

Charles McCulloch Beecher attended Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts and Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine.

Charles McCulloch Beecher, (Bowdoin 1866)

Charles McCulloch Beecher, (Bowdoin 1866)

Later he worked in the lumber business on Lake Simcoe in Ontario.

By 1880, the Beechers were living in Bridgeport, Connecticut. In the early 1880s, Charles became partners in New York City with Frank R. Johnson and Walter S. Baillie, under the name of C. McCulloch Beecher & Co. They operated a commission merchant business in New York, and had a branch office at Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. The firm became insolvent in 1884, and Charles made a general assignment for the benefit of creditors.

About 1885, the Beechers moved to New Westminster, British Columbia, where Charles began his association with John Hendry and David McNair in the Royal City Planing Mill Company.

In 1887, Charles and Anna signed the Liquor Traffic Petition, which asked for limits on the numbers of liquor licences, as well as limits on the opening hours for licensed places.

C.M. Beecher, detail from City of Vancouver Archives, CVA 371-2910 - Vancouver Rugby Football Team - Winners of B.C. Championship, 1895-6, http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/vancouver-rugby-football-team-winners-of-b-c-championship-1895-6

C.M. Beecher, detail from City of Vancouver Archives, CVA 371-2910 – Vancouver Rugby Football Team – Winners of B.C. Championship, 1895-6, http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/vancouver-rugby-football-team-winners-of-b-c-championship-1895-6

Charles was associated with many sporting activities in Vancouver, including the Brockton Pointy Amateur Athletic Association, the Vancouver Tennis Club, and the Vancouver Lacrosse Club. He was also the first vice-president of the Vancouver Club.

C.M. Beecher, detail from City of Vancouver Archives, VLP 53 - Vancouver Rugby Football Club Season 1901-1902 Champions of British Columbia, http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/vancouver-rugby-football-club-season-1901-1902-champions-of-british-columbia

C.M. Beecher, detail from City of Vancouver Archives, VLP 53 – Vancouver Rugby Football Club Season 1901-1902 Champions of British Columbia, http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/vancouver-rugby-football-club-season-1901-1902-champions-of-british-Columbia

In 1891, Charles, along with John Hendry, David McNair, and others, moved their business to Vancouver, where they started the British Columbia Mills Timber and Trading Company. Charles became vice president and assistant general manager of the company. The Beechers lived at Hastings Mill House at the foot of Dunleavy Avenue.

Charles McCulloch Beecher (detail), British Columbia From the Earliest Times to the Present, Volume 4, Howay and Scholefield, Vancouver, S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1914, facing page 934, https://archive.org/stream/britishcolumbiaf04schouoft#page/935/mode/1up

Charles McCulloch Beecher (detail), British Columbia From the Earliest Times to the Present, Volume 4, Howay and Scholefield, Vancouver, S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1914, facing page 934, https://archive.org/stream/britishcolumbiaf04schouoft#page/935/mode/1up

In June 1906, Charles bought Blackie Spit, on Boundary Bay, on behalf of the British Columbia Mills, Timber & Trading Company. The spit is now the site of Blackie Spit Park. Beecher Street, which is named after Charles, is just south of the park.

Charles died in Vancouver on November 14, 1906. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

After Charles’s death, Anna continued to live in Vancouver.

She was involved in philanthropic work; she organized and directed the Vancouver branch of the Aberdeen Association, which distributed good literature to settlers in isolated locations. She was one of the organizers and one of the first presidents of the Women’s Council. She organized and was the first president of the King’s Daughters.

She was also involved in musical affairs in Vancouver. From 1905 to 1907, Anna was the first president of the Vancouver Women’s Musical Club (later the Vancouver Women’s Musical Society.)

By 1908, she was living at 1860 Robson Street. (The Elite Directory of Vancouver gives the street number as 1890, but this number appears to be incorrect.)

In 1910, she went on a trip of several weeks to Boston.

Anna died in Vancouver on June 12, 1911. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

 

Charles and Anna had the following children.

 

Richard King Beecher

Richard King Beecher was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut on October 10, 1888. He died in New York on February 28, 1884.

 

 

Frederick Lyman Beecher

[Frederick L. Beecher], Vancouver City Archives, Port P866.2, about 1946, http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/frederick-l-beecher-2

[Frederick L. Beecher], Vancouver City Archives, Port P866.2, about 1946, http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/frederick-l-beecher-2

Frederick Lyman Beecher was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, on August 28, 1876. After receiving his earlier schooling at Haverhill High School and Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, he went to Harvard University.

Harvard University, Class of 1898, Secretary’s Second Report, Cambridge, University Press, 1907, page 21, https://archive.org/stream/1898report02harvuoft#page/21/mode/1up

Harvard University, Class of 1898, Secretary’s Second Report, Cambridge, University Press, 1907, page 21, https://archive.org/stream/1898report02harvuoft#page/21/mode/1up

He worked in the lumber business, and was active in philanthropy and musical affairs in Vancouver. In 1911, he gave $21,000 to provide a new organ to Christ Church in Vancouver. In 1919, he was the president of the Vancouver Symphony Society.

F L Beecher - British Columbians As we See 'Em - 1910; https://archive.org/stream/britishcolumbian00newsrich#page/n144/mode/1up

F L Beecher – British Columbians As we See ‘Em – 1910; https://archive.org/stream/britishcolumbian00newsrich#page/n144/mode/1up

He also acted as a warden of Christ Church (later Christ Church Cathedral) in Vancouver; he was a life governor of the Anglican Theological College.

He was involved in many sports, including fishing, hunting, tennis, and golf. He was a life member of the Vancouver Club.

On May 15, 1929, in Lytton, British Columbia, Frederick married Ethel Margaret Wilkinson (usually called Margaret). She was born on February 19, 1889, in England. According to her marriage certificate, her parents were William Henry and Letty Cooper.

In February 1935, Frederick and Margaret became naturalized Canadian citizens.

Frederick died in Oak Bay, British Columbia on November 9, 1965. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Margaret died in Saanichton, British Columbia, on July 25, 1978. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Frederick and Margaret had two children.

 

Denys Lyman Beecher

Denys Lyman Beecher was born in Vancouver on October 23, 1930. He died in Victoria, British Columbia on March 23, 2002. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

 

Prudence Anna Beecher

Prudence Anna Beecher married Edward (Ned) France (1927-2011). Prudence was living in Port Hardy, British Columbia in 1978 and 2011.

 

Robert Livingston Beecher

Robert Livingston Beecher was born on October 6, 1874, in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

He attended Princeton University in Boston. In 1898, he won the New York Herald prize in political science.

On July 12, 1904, he married Annie Matilda Trounce, at Grace Episcopal Church in Buffalo, New York. She was born about 1874 in Port Perry, Ontario. Her father was William James Trounce (1837-1929).

For some time, Robert and Annie lived at 94 Riverside Drive in New York City.

Robert was a journalist who worked for the New York Globe.

In 1914, the Princeton Alumni Weekly noted that Robert Livingston Beecher was living at Milford, Pike County, Pennsylvania, and was engaged in literary work.

He wrote a short story called “The Beat of the Year,” which appeared in Pearson’s Magazine in 1910. The magazine billed it as “the best detective story that has been printed in a long time”:

Robert Livingston Beecher, “The Beat of the Year,” Pearson’s Magazine, Volume 24, no. 3, September 1910, contents, http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=njp.32101064078734;view=1up;seq=359

Robert Livingston Beecher, “The Beat of the Year,” Pearson’s Magazine, Volume 24, no. 3, September 1910, contents, http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=njp.32101064078734;view=1up;seq=359

 

Robert Livingston Beecher, “The Beat of the Year,” Pearson’s Magazine, Volume 24, no. 3, September 1910, pages 285-318. First page of story: page 285, http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=njp.32101064078734;view=1up;seq=379

Robert Livingston Beecher, “The Beat of the Year,” Pearson’s Magazine, Volume 24, no. 3, September 1910, pages 285-318. First page of story: page 285, http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=njp.32101064078734;view=1up;seq=379

 

“The Beat of the Year” became a silent movie in 1914.

The Moving Picture World, January 2, 1915, New York, Chalmers Publishing Company, Volume 23, page 54, https://archive.org/stream/movingpicturewor23newy#page/54/mode/1up

The Moving Picture World, January 2, 1915, New York, Chalmers Publishing Company, Volume 23, page 54, https://archive.org/stream/movingpicturewor23newy#page/54/mode/1up

By 1914, Robert and Annie had separated. In October 1914, he had apparently been travelling in Europe, since he sailed on the Lusitania from Liverpool to New York.

In 1915, Robert agreed to give Annie one-third of his income, and the furniture in the house on Riverside Drive. In 1916, the court granted Annie a final decree of divorce. (It appears that Annie did not re-marry. She was living in New York City in 1930 and 1940.)

Mrs. Beecher Gets Divorce, New York Times, August 20, 1916

Mrs. Beecher Gets Divorce, New York Times, August 20, 1916

In 1917, Robert published a play on Benjamin Franklin. By 1918, he was living at 21 West 58th Street in New York City, just south of Central Park.

By 1922, Robert had married Fern Hobson. She was born on May 16, 1892, in Dallas, Texas. Her father was John H. Hobson (1865-1928); her mother was Francis (Frankie) Barringer (1869-1929).

Robert died on November 15, 1924. There are burial references for him in Grove Hill Memorial Park in Dallas, Texas, and in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Fern did not re-marry. On April 1, 1925, Frederick Lyman Beecher created a settlement of property to provide Fern with an annual income of $5000 for her life, or until she remarried. From 1936 to 1944, the income from the settlement property was not enough to pay all of the $5000 per year. In 1945, the yield was much higher. In 1947, the British Columbia Supreme Court held that the higher yield could be applied to the arrears caused by the earlier deficient payments.

Fern died in Dallas, Texas, on February 27, 1967; she was buried in Grove Hill Memorial Park in Dallas.

 

Sources

 

Charles McCulloch Beecher

Charles McCulloch Beecher, British Columbia From the Earliest Times to the Present, Volume 4, Howay and Scholefield, Vancouver, S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1914, page 934, https://archive.org/stream/britishcolumbiaf04schouoft#page/934/mode/1up.

Charles Beecher, Wikipedia article, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Beecher.

Find A Grave, Find A Grave Memorial# 16067373, Rev Charles Beecher, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=16067373.

Henry Ward Beecher, Wikipedia article, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Ward_Beecher

Harriet Beecher Stowe, Wikipedia article, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harriet_Beecher_Stowe

“Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FHY8-526 : accessed 05 Jun 2014), Robert L Johnson and Charlotte R Clary, 20 Sep 1854; citing reference Vol 1 p9 cn129; FHL microfilm 2026478.

“United States Census, 1860,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MCWQ-P1K : accessed 05 Jun 2014), Anna Johnson in household of Robert L Johnson, Third Ward, Albany, New York, United States; citing “1860 U.S. Federal Census – Population,” Fold3.com; p. 131, household ID 956, NARA microfilm publication M653; FHL microfilm 803719.

Catalogue of the fraternity of Phi beta kappa, Alpha of Maine, Bowdoin, By Phi Beta Kappa. Maine Alpha, Bowdoin College, page 61: http://books.google.ca/books?id=hA7PAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA61&lpg=PA61&dq=%22charles+mcculloch+beecher%22&source=bl&ots=FnMEh0Mfl5&sig=WeQhJbCdlTjJAh0NygDWCc30_OE&hl=en&sa=X&ei=LgqQU_aYO8vZoATlroGwBA&ved=0CDAQ6AEwBTgK#v=onepage&q=%22charles%20mcculloch%20beecher%22&f=false:

“Class of 1866: Charles McCulloch Beecher. A.M. b. 16 Aug., 1845, Georgetown, Mass. Lumber trade, Canada, 1866-9. Albany, N.Y., 1869-71. Bridgeport, Conn., 1872-8. Merchant, Rio de janeiro, Brail, 1879-86; British Collumbia, 1886- –.”

“United States Census, 1870,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M8JF-YSW : accessed 05 Jun 2014), Anna M Johnson in household of Robert L Johnson, New York, United States; citing p. 118, family 916, NARA microfilm publication M593, FHL microfilm 000552399.

“United States Census, 1880,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MZCP-2CP : accessed 05 Jun 2014), Robert Johnson, Albany, Albany, New York, United States; citing sheet 313C, NARA microfilm publication T9.

“United States Census, 1880,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MFC8-LFK : accessed 05 Jun 2014), C Mc Beecher, Bridgeport, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States; citing sheet 440C, NARA microfilm publication T9.

Hooper v. Baillie, (1890), New York State Reporter, Volume 29, pages 52-55 (New York Court of Appeals), http://books.google.ca/books?id=u45IAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA52&lpg=PA52&dq=charles+mcculloch+beecher&source=bl&ots=suDPmFGU_F&sig=Z-2Lh7o_YJlJKn5JhHs_Ws4g22Q&hl=en&sa=X&ei=IAOQU6uOHIrtoASZxoLICg&ved=0CEAQ6AEwBg#v=onepage&q=charles%20mcculloch%20beecher&f=false. Describes history of Charles McCulloch Beecher, Frank R. Johnson and Walter S. Baillie, who were partners under the name of C. McCulloch Beecher & Co. Until May 17, 1884, they were in business as commission merchants at the city of New York, and had a branch house at Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. The firm became insolvent, and Charles McCulloch Beecher made a general assignment for the benefit of creditors. The lower court had concluded that the assignment was invalid, because Mr. Johnson and Mr. Baillie had not consented to the assignment. The New York Court of Appeal allowed the appeal, concluding Mr Johnson and Mr. Baillie had consented orally to the assignment. The next issue was whether the firm had made the assignment to delay, hinder and defraud their creditors. Another version of this case appears at Northeastern Reporter, Volume 23, pages 569-570, http://books.google.ca/books?id=tPAKAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA569&lpg=PA569&dq=charles+mcculloch+beecher&source=bl&ots=gX6bMTc77O&sig=NPk49sYN68rZYg23OvDCbUme15g&hl=en&sa=X&ei=wQeQU56pBs-BogTRj4DoCQ&ved=0CCEQ6AEwADgK#v=onepage&q=charles%20mcculloch%20beecher&f=false.

A Coffee Firm Suspends: C. M’Culloch (sic) Beecher & Co. Make an Assignment, New York Times, May 18, 1884, http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=9B0CE5D9173FE533A2575BC1A9639C94659FD7CF

Liquor Traffic Petition, from the Sessional Papers of the British Columbia Government, 1887, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~canbc/liqtrafa.htm: Beecher, C.M., New Westminster City; Beecher, Anna J., New Westminster City.

Liquor Traffic Petition, from the Sessional Papers of the British Columbia Government, 1887 & 1888; To the Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of British Columbia: —

GENTLEMEN, – We, the undersigned voters and residents of the Municipality of Chilliwhack, in the Province of British Columbia, respectfully represent to your Honourable House the necessity for a thorough revision of the laws relating to the Liquor Traffic in this Province. Your petitioners believe that it would be in the interests of all concerned if the maximum number of licences issued were fixed so as to bear a certain proportion to the population; that licensed places be closed on the Lord’s Day (commonly called Sunday) and during certain hours on week nights, and that provision should be made for the efficient administration and enforcement of such regulations as may be adopted.

Wherefore your petitioners humbly pray that your Honourable House may be pleased to pass a law embodying the foregoing and such other provisions as you in your wisdom may deem necessary to constitute a good licence law.

And your Petitioners, &c., [Similar Petitions were received from the voters and residents of Langley Prairie, Wellington, Upper Sumas, Comox District, Alberni District, Victoria City, New Westminster City, New Westminster District, Esquimalt, Sooke, Cowichan District and Nanaimo. The individual lists have been merged into one alphabetical list.]

An Act to Incorporate “The British Columbia Mills, Timber and Trading Company,” British Columbia Statutes, 1890, chapter 58: C.M. Beecher was one of the petitioners and original shareholders of the company.

You Should Know About Vancouver’s Early Affection for the Art of Photography (Vancouver Camera Club,) http://scoutmagazine.ca/tag/vancouver-camera-club/: refers to C.M. Beecher as one-time vice president of the club.

History of Metropolitan Vancouver, 1905, http://www.vancouverhistory.ca/biz_1905.htm: “Mr. Beecher himself was first vice-president of the Vancouver Camera Club, organized in 1897.”

Camera Workers: The British Columbia, Alaska & Yukon Photographic Directory, 1858-1950 – V – Volume 1 (1858-1900), Vancouver Camera Club, C.M. Beecher (first vice president), http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/eppp-archive/100/200/300/david_mattison/camera_workers/2003/cw1-v-names.html

“Bought Blackie Spit: Property Has Been Purchased by Mr. C.M. Beecher of This City,” Vancouver Province, June 28, 1906, page 1: “Blackie Spit, Boundary Bay, is reported to have been purchased by Mr. C.M. Beecher of this city, on behalf of the British Columbia Milles, Timber & Trading Company. Some time ago the spit, which has been a favourite summer resort of New Westminster people for years, was put up by the provincial Government of sale by tender. It is not known what the amount of the successful tender was. A number of Vancouver people were interested bidders for the land, and there were several syndicates after it with a view to improving it and making it a first-class summer resort.

Crescent Beach Road Names, Beecher Street: http://www.surreyhistory.ca/cbroadnames.html, “Charles Beecher bought Walter Blackie’s property, after his death, from his nephew’s widow on August 11, 1906. Beecher died before the property was sold for development, and so did his wife. Their estate sold the property to the four first developers.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLKC-9NL : accessed 12 Jun 2014), Charles M Beecher, 14 Nov 1906; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13095, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1927123.

C.M. Beecher, obituary, Vancouver Province, November 15, 1906, page 8.

C.M. Beecher, funeral description, Vancouver Province, November 17, 1906, page 8.

Find A Grave, Find A Grave Memorial# 26324701, Charles McCulloch Beecher, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26324701

 

Anna C.M. Johnson (wife of Charles McCulloch Beecher)

“Massachusetts, Deaths, 1841-1915,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N71F-39S : accessed 05 Jun 2014), Robert L. Johnson in entry for Charlotte R. Russell Johnson, 24 Jul 1899; citing Gloucester, Massachusetts, v 492 p 460, State Archives, Boston; FHL microfilm 961528.

Aberdeen Association, Mackinac Island Conference, by L.J. Burpee, pages 680-683, https://archive.org/stream/jstor-25684925/25684925#page/n1/mode/1up

Social and Personal, Vancouver Province, May 2, 1903, page 12: “The residence of Mrs. C.M. Beecher on Dunlevy avenue, was the scene of a very largely attended and successful tea on Thursday last. The affair was given in honor of Miss Sillitoe of Seattle, who is spending a few days in the city, as the guest of Mrs. Beecher. (Includes list of guests).

Social and Personal, Vancouver Province, December 27, 1910, page 5: “There was a very jolly gathering of relations and friends at Mrs. W.M. Robertson’s yesterday at the tea hour, when one had the opportunity of welcoming home Mrs. C.M. Beecher, who has recently returned from a visit of some weeks to Boston. . . .”

“Mrs. C.M. Beecher Died This Morning: Well Known Woman, Who was Pioneer of Vancouver, Ends a Busy Life,” Vancouver Province, January 12, 1911, page 8.

Notice to Creditors, Anna Johnson Beecher, Deceased, Vancouver Province, November 11, 1911, page 46.

 

Frederick Lyman Beecher (son of Charles McCullogh Beecher)

“United States Census, 1880,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MFC8-LFG : accessed 12 Jun 2014), Fred L Beecher in household of C Mc Beecher, Bridgeport, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States; citing sheet 440C, NARA microfilm publication T9.

Harvard University Directory, Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 1913, page 55, http://www.mocavo.com/Harvard-University-Directory/113676/68: Beecher, Frederick Lyman (c 1894-8, A.B. Merc.] 407 Cotton Bldg., Vancouver, B.C.

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922”, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2HL5-B2D : accessed 12 Jun 2014), Frederick Lyman Beecher, 1912.

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Wikipedia article, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vancouver_Symphony_Orchestra

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Canadian Encyclopedia, http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/vancouver-symphony-orchestra-emc/.

1911 Census of Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver, 1 Vancouver City, page 6, family 59, lines 18-22, http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=63664.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JD8W-K76 : accessed 12 Jun 2014), Frederick Lyman Beecher and Ethel Margaret Wilkinson, 15 May 1929; citing Lytta, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13758, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2074554.

Social column, Vancouver Province, May 15, 1929, page 14: “Mrs. Sillitoe, Mr. and Mrs. E.O. Cornish, Mr and Mrs. F.G. Crickmay, Mr. and Mrs. Curtis, Mrs. Octavius Weld and Mr. James Manson were among those who left on Tuesday for Lytton to attend the marriage of Mr. F.L. Beecher and Miss Margaret Wilkinson.”

“Nuptials at Lytton Are of Interest,” Vancouver Sun, May 16, 1929, page 6 (marriage of E. Margaret Wilkinson, daughter of Rev. William H. Wilkinson and Mrs. Wilkinson of Warminster, England and Mr. Frederick Lyman Beecher, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. C.M. Beecher).

“Lytton Church is Scene of Wedding of Much Interest: Miss Margaret Wilkinson Becomes Bride of Mr. F.L. Beecher,” Vancouver Province, May 16, 1929, page 16.

The Naturalization Act, April 6, 1935, page 2149, http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/cgc/nat/lowres/1935-04-06_2149.pdf; List of Aliens to whom certificates of naturalization under the Naturalization Act, were granted by the Secretary of State of Canada, during the month of February, 1935: Name: Beecher, Frederick Lyman; Country: U.S.A. ; Date of Certificate: Feb. 11, 1935; Occupation: Capitalist; Residence: Vancouver, B.C.; Number and Series: 21622 E [Series E: Certificates granted to persons naturalized previous to coming into force of above Act.]; Beecher, Ethel Margaret, Wife [no further information listed].

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLTR-CKS : accessed 12 Jun 2014), Frederick Lyman Beecher, 09 Nov 1965; citing Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13274, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2033798.

“Sport and music enthusiast: City Symphony Pioneer Dies,” Vancouver Province, November 10, 1965, page 25.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLBB-P5Z : accessed 12 Jun 2014), Ethel Margaret Beecher, 25 Jul 1978; citing Saanichton, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13587, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2051146.

Ethel Margaret Beecher, death notice, Victoria Daily Colonist, July 30, 1978, page 49: “Beecher – On July 25, 1978, Mrs. Ethel Margaret, aged 89 years, beloved wife of the late Fred L., Beecher. She is survived by 1 son, Denys Beecher, of Victoria; 1 daughter, Prudence A. France, of Port Hardy, B.C. and son-in-law Ned; and 4 grandchildren. Graveside funeral service on Monday, July 31 at 1:30 p.m. at Mr. View Cemetery, Vancouver. (McCall Bros. in charge of arrangements.)”

Denys Lyman Beecher, death notice, Vancouver Sun, April 4, 2002, page C-15.

William Edward (“Ned “) France, death notice, Vancouver Sun, Port Hardy obituaries, http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/CAN-BC-OBITS/2011-02/1298156990

Robert Livingston Beecher (son of Charles McCullogh Beecher)

Descendants of John Beecher 1594-1637, Robert Livingstone Beecher, (1874-1924), http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=billjim&id=I2179.

Annie Matilda Trounce, http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=billjim&id=I21187

Fern Hobson, http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=billjim&id=I24190

Robert Livingstone (sic) Beecher, Canadian Men and Women of the Time (1912), page 80: “S. late C.M.B., V.-P. and asst. genl. Mangr B.C. Mills, Timber & Trading Co., Vancouver, B.C.; now and for some yrs. On ed. Staff N.T. Globe. – “Globe” Office, New York”; https://archive.org/stream/canadianmenwomen00morguoft#page/80/mode/1up.

School and College, Princeton University, Boston Evening Transcript – Jun 16, 1898, page 5, http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=jXM-AAAAIBAJ&sjid=FloMAAAAIBAJ&pg=5031%2C5080194; “New York Herald prize in political science to Robert Livingston Beecher of Vancouver, British Columbia.”

“Canada Census, 1871,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M4QD-B7B : accessed 12 Jun 2014), Annie M Trounce, Reach, North Ontario, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 52, line 4; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9975, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4396345.

“United States Census, 1880,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MFC8-LFL : accessed 12 Jun 2014), Robert L Beecher in household of C Mc Beecher, Bridgeport, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States; citing sheet 440C, NARA microfilm publication T9.

“Canada Census, 1881,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MVF9-NQ8 : accessed 12 Jun 2014), Annie M. Trouna in household of William J. Trouna, Port Perry, Ontario North, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 41; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13245, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1375881.

New York Daily Tribune, November 5, 1899, page 4, http://fultonhistory.com/Newspapers%206/New%20York%20NY%20Tribune/New%20York%20NY%20Tribune%201899%20Nov%20Grayscale/New%20York%20NY%20Tribune%201899%20Nov%20Grayscale%20-%200084.pdf: “W W. Macfarland has sold to a Mr. Lewis No 94 Riverside Drive, a four story brownstone dwelling house, on-lot 21.2×76. It-is one of two which the seller bought in 1891.”

Annie Martha Trounce and Robert Livingston Beecher, engagement announcement, New York Herald, January 19, 1902, page 6, http://fultonhistory.com/Newspaper%2014/New%20York%20NY%20Herald/New%20York%20NY%20Herald%201902/New%20York%20NY%20Herald%201902%20-%200550.pdf: “The engagement has been announced of Miss Annie Martha Trounce of Toronto, Canada, and Mr. Robert Livingston Beecher, of this city. Miss Trounce has just been graduated from the St. Luke’s Hospital Training School for Nurses. Mr. Beecher, who is a graduate of Princeton University of the class of 1898, is a grandnephew of the late Rev. Henry Ward Beecher.”

“New York, Marriages, 1686-1980,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F63M-4TV : accessed 12 Jun 2014), Robert Livingston Beecher and Annie Martha Trounce, 12 Jul 1904; citing reference 2:1HD07NM; FHL microfilm 1378628.

Robert Livingston Beecher, “The Beat of the Year,” Pearson’s Magazine, Volume 24, no. 3, September 1910, pages 285-318. First page of story: page 285, http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=njp.32101064078734;view=1up;seq=379; Last page of story: page 318,http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=njp.32101064078734;view=1up;seq=412. The Fiction Mags Index: http://www.philsp.com/homeville/fmi/s458.htm.

“United States Census, 1920,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MJBH-HDK : accessed 12 Jun 2014), Annie M L Beecher, Manhattan Assembly District 11, New York, New York, United States; citing sheet 19A, family 345, NARA microfilm publication T625, FHL microfilm 1821205.

“New York, Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JNXY-PYC : accessed 12 Jun 2014), Robert Beecher, arrived at New York, N.Y., 14 May 1923, on the Fort Victoria; citing National Archives, Washington D.C.

“New York, Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JNXY-PYZ : accessed 12 Jun 2014), Fern Beecher, arrived at New York, N.Y., 14 May 1923, on the Fort Victoria; citing National Archives, Washington D.C.

“Ontario, Toronto Trust Cemeteries, 1826-1989,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/276Q-NX4 : accessed 12 Jun 2014), William J Trounce, 26 Aug 1929; citing Toronto, Ontario, Canada, section and lot J 18 5, line 52073, volume Volume 04, 1920-1931, Superintendent of Administrative Services; FHL microfilm 001617217. (Refers to A.M.T. Beesher (sic), of 431 Riverside Drive in New York City.).

“United States Census, 1930,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X424-B35 : accessed 12 Jun 2014), Annie M T Beecher, Manhattan (Districts 0501-0750), New York, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0517, sheet 9B, family 30, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 1560.

“New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957”, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/24NL-7KC : accessed 12 Jun 2014), Annie Martha Trounce Beecher, 1931.

“United States Census, 1940,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KQSJ-DQW : accessed 12 Jun 2014), Annie M T Beecher in household of Mamie Esther Beidler, Assembly District 11, Manhattan, New York City, New York, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 31-932, sheet 1B, family 9, NARA digital publication of T627, roll 2646.

Princeton Alumni Weekly, Volume 14, No. 23, March 18, 1914, page 476, http://books.google.ca/books?id=tRBbAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA476&lpg=PA476&dq=robert+livingston+beecher&source=bl&ots=eQ797rpGRd&sig=pCvHLtdmnHXukKX7XkwaTDjbVUE&hl=en&sa=X&ei=eh-ZU4C0N4-JogTcgYHoBg&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=robert%20livingston%20beecher&f=false; “ ’98: Robert Livingston Beecher is living at Milford, Pike County, Pa., and is engaged in literary work.”

The Beat of the Year (1914), Director: John G. Adolfi, Director: John G. Adolfi, Writer: Robert Livingston Beecher (story), http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0003667/?ref_=nm_flmg_wr_1.

Catalogue of Copyright Entries: Pamphlets, leaflets …, Volume 14, Issue 1, page 676, http://books.google.ca/books?id=ARIDAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA676&lpg=PA676&dq=robert+livingston+beecher&source=bl&ots=PhrPNaZcP2&sig=V5RXYM4chrakfiOUx5SqO-TDNL8&hl=en&sa=X&ei=VxyZU6eZHsLeoASa4IAo&sqi=2&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=robert%20livingston%20beecher&f=false: “Benjamin Franklin; drama in a prologue and 4 acts, by Robert Beecher, [207] p. 4to. Typewritten. [15687 © 1 c. June 22, 1917; D 47204; Robert Livingston Beecher, New York.”

“New York, Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JNPX-BMG : accessed 12 Jun 2014), Robert Beecher, arrived at New YOrk, 28 Apr 1913, on the Orotava; citing National Archives, Washington D.C.

“New York, Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JJSN-QMC : accessed 12 Jun 2014), Robert L. Beecher, arrived at New York, 31 Oct 1914, on the Lusitania; citing National Archives, Washington D.C.

“Mrs. Beecher Gets Divorce: Grand-Nephew of Great Preacher Notified of Final Decree, New York Times, August 20, 1916, http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=9907EFDA1439E233A25753C2A96E9C946796D6CF.

“United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K6J8-SN5 : accessed 12 Jun 2014), Robert Livingston Beecher, 1917-1918; citing New York City no 163, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d); FHL microfilm 1786855.

“United States Census, 1900,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M3P7-W7B : accessed 12 Jun 2014), Fern Hobson in household of John H Hobson, Terrell city Ward 1 & 3, Kaufman, Texas, United States; citing sheet 36A, family 697, NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1241651. (possible connection).

“New York, Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JNJ2-K29 : accessed 12 Jun 2014), Robert L. Beecher, arrived at New York, 01 Dec 1922, on the Aquitania; citing National Archives, Washington D.C.

“New York, Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JNJ2-K2S : accessed 12 Jun 2014), Fern Beecher, arrived at New York, 01 Dec 1922, on the Aquitania; citing National Archives, Washington D.C.

“New York, Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JNXY-PYZ : accessed 12 Jun 2014), Fern Beecher, arrived at New York, N.Y., 14 May 1923, on the Fort Victoria; citing National Archives, Washington D.C.

“New York, Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JNXY-PYC : accessed 12 Jun 2014), Robert Beecher, arrived at New York, N.Y., 14 May 1923, on the Fort Victoria; citing National Archives, Washington D.C.

Find A Grave, Find A Grave Memorial# 67759200, Robert L Beecher, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=67759200, Birth: 1874; Death: 1924; Burial: Grove Hill Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA.

“New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957”, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/24NL-YB8 : accessed 12 Jun 2014), Fern Beecher, 1931.

“New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957”, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/24JR-BKR : accessed 12 Jun 2014), Fern Beecher, 1932.

“New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957”, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/24L9-FFV : accessed 12 Jun 2014), Fern Beecher, 1940.

“New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957”, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2HH9-NKP : accessed 12 Jun 2014), Fern Hobson Beecher, 1954.

“Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K3X1-R55 : accessed 12 Jun 2014), Fern Hobson Beecher, 27 Feb 1967; citing certificate number 08003, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2138241.

“Texas, Death Index, 1964-1998,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JVB9-WM3 : accessed 12 Jun 2014), Fern Hobson Beecher, 27 Feb 1967; citing Dallas, Texas, United States, Department of State Health Services, Austin.

“Texas, Death Index, 1903-2000,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VZCF-GY8 : accessed 12 Jun 2014), Fern Beecher, 27 Feb 1967; from “Texas, Death Index, 1903-2000,” index, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : 2006); citing certificate number , Dallas, Texas, Texas Department of Health, State Vital Statistics Unit, Austin.

Find A Grave, Find A Grave Memorial# 67759199, Fern Hobson Beecher, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=67759199. Birth: 1892; Death: 1967; Parents: John H Hobson (1865 – 1928);   Frances Barringer Hobson (1869 – 1929); Spouse: Robert L Beecher (1874 – 1924); Burial: Grove Hill Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA.

 

 

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