Thomas Acheson
Adelaide Prudence Acheson
(1835-1895)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Alexander Washington Beecher

Adelaide Prudence Acheson 1 2

  • Born: 1835, , , , IRL 3
  • Marriage (1): Alexander Washington Beecher on 30 Jun 1855 in Lagrange, LaGrange, IN 1
  • Died: 8 Mar 1895, Lima Twp., LaGrange, IN at age 60 1 3 4 5
  • Buried: 11 Mar 1895, Howe: Riverside Cemetery, LaGrange, IN 4 5

   Other names for Adelaide were Adalaid P.,6 Adelaide S.,3 7 Adlade P. 6 8 and Adelaide S. Atchison.9

  Noted events in her life were:

1. She has conflicting birth information of Abt 1837 and , , , IRL. 4 8

2. She has conflicting birth information of Abt 1839 and , , , IRL. 7

3. She appeared on the census in 1860 in Lima Twp., LaGrange, IN. 6 Isaac Beecher, day laborer, 54, was living with wife Amanda, 50; James, 14; Gustavius, 11; Margaret, 8. Isaac and Amanada were born in Pennsylvania, the children in Ohio. Isaac had no real estate value; his possessions were worth $163.

Living on the same page: James Beecher, 31, boot & shoemaker; his wife Maryann, 27; Louisa L., 8; Daniel B., 6; and Henry M., 1. James' real estate was worth $200 and his personal possessions $150. Everyone was born in Ohio.

On the next page: Alexander W. Beecher, clerk, 28; his wife Adalaid P., 23; Charles H., 3; and Edward, 1. Alexander was born in Pennsylvania, his wife and children in Indiana. His real estate was worth $600 and personal possessions $250.

4. She appeared on the census in 1870 in Lima Twp., LaGrange, IN. 10 A.W. Beecher, merchant, 39, was living with wife Adlade P., 33; Charles, 13; Eddie A., 11; daughter Frances, 5; Kittie, 3. The children were born in Indiana. A.W. was born in Pennsylvania, and his wife in Ireland. A.W.'s real estate was valued at $2500 and his personal estate $9000.

5. She appeared on the census in 1880 in Lima Twp., LaGrange, IN. 7 A.W. Beecher, merchant, 47, was living with wife Adelaide, 41; Edward A., 21; Fannie C., 15; Kittie A., 12; and a servant, Clara C. Groffett, 22. A.W. and his father were born in Pennsylvania, Adelaide and her parents in Ireland, and their children in Indiana.

6. Obituary: Fort Wayne Weekly Gazette: "Mrs. A. W. Beecher, wife of A. W. Beecher, a well-known resident of Lima, Ind., died Friday evening of erysipelas, and the funeral was held Monday. Beside her husband, two sons and two daughters are left to mourn their loss." on 14 Mar 1895 in Fort Wayne, Allen, IN. 5


Adelaide married Alexander Washington Beecher, son of Isaac Beecher and Mary Amanda Shaw, on 30 Jun 1855 in Lagrange, LaGrange, IN.1 (Alexander Washington Beecher was born on 24 Jun 1831 in New Holland, Lancaster, PA,3 6 9 11 12 died on 12 Apr 1902 in Lima Twp., LaGrange, IN 2 3 9 11 12 and was buried on 15 Apr 1902 in Howe: Riverside Cemetery, LaGrange, IN 11 12.)


Sources


1 LaGrange Standard, LaGrange County, Indiana, April 17, 1902, page 4, obituary of A. W. Beecher.

2 History of Northeast Indiana (Chicago & New York: Lewis Publishing Co., 1920), Page 418.

3 LaGrange County, Indiana Health Department.

4 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=75213380.

5 Fort Wayne Weekly Gazette (Fort Wayne, Indiana), 14 Mar 1895, page 4.

6 1860 United States Census, Indiana, LaGrange County, Lima Village, Series: M653 Roll: 274 Page: 649-650.

7 1880 United States Census, Indiana, LaGrange County, Lima, Series: T9 Roll: 290 Page: 322.

8 1870 United States Census, Indiana, LaGrange County, Lima, Series: M593 Roll: 333 Page: 250.

9 LaGrange County, Indiana Health Department, http://boards.ancestry.com/thread.aspx?mv=flat&m=124&p=localities.northam.usa.states.indiana.counties.lagrange.

10 1870 United States Census, Indiana, LaGrange County, Lima, Series: M593 Roll: 333 Page: 252.

11 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=75213429.

12 Ancestry.com, Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011, Certificate 13. Alexand W. Beecher. Father Isaac Beecher. Mother Mary Shaw. Informant Charles H. Beecher.



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