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Albert James "AJ" Beckwith

Male 1873 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Born  1873  Waynetown, Montgomery Co, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID  I3681  Clarkson
    Last Modified  11 Apr 2019 

    Father  Franklin James "Frank" Beckwith,   b. 1 Nov 1847, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1932, Nampa, Canyon Co, Idaho, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Alma Cole,   b. 7 May 1849, Stark Co, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1915, Oconee, Platte Co, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  22 Nov 1869  Three Oaks, Berrien Co, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F1772  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Lydia White,   b. 1878, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  18 Dec 1894  Nance Co, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F1775  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Cora Russell,   b. 25 Nov 1888, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1919, Omaha, Douglas Co, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  14 Aug 1905  Columbus, Platte Co, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Leroy Louis Beckwith,   b. 28 Oct 1910, Omaha, Douglas Co, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1968, Diamondville, Lincoln Co, Wyoming, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F1406  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Some clues to understanding these census records -
      Tracking Albert James Beckwith has been challenging. It was especially complicated by the fact that he had a younger brother named Franklin Albert Beckwith, who went by "Bert". Albert J Beckwith was first married to Lydia White in 1894, and nothing further is known about this marriage. He has not been located in the 1900 census. Albert J Beckwith was secondly married in 1905 to Cora Russell. This marriage produced three children (Leona, Ruth and Lewis Beckwith). The Beckwith - Russell marriage probably ended in divorce, but no proof has been found. Cora Russell Beckwith was secondly married to Mitchell (Mike?) Armour and had a daughter Goldie Armour born in 1916. Cora died in 1919. After the "break-up" of his second marriage, few records for Albert J Beckwith have been found. Family accounts state, "He disappeared and was never heard from again by the family." Researchers have discovered him in the 1930 Missoula (Montana) City Directory.


      1880 Census of Montgomery county Indiana; Wayne township (Waynetown)
      Frank Beckwith; 32 (1848) Indiana; saloon keeper; father born New York; mother born Ohio
      Alma Beckwith; 23 (1857) Indiana; father born Ohio; mother born Indiana
      Albert Beckwith; 8 (1872) Indiana; attended school; [Albert James Beckwith]
      Milford Beckwith; 6 (1874) Indiana; attended school
      Alice Beckwith; 3 (1877) Indiana
      Nettie Beckwith; 0 (1880) Indiana

      AJ Beckwith, age 23, to Miss Lydia White, age 16; on 18 December 1894. AJ Beckwith born Indiana; resides Nance county Nebraska; father Frank Beckwith; mother Alma Cole. Lydia White born Kansas; resides Nance county Nebraska; father Jacob White; mother Laura Caner(?) [Carver]. Witnesses - Wilford [Milford] A Beckwith and Sadie A Beckwith. added note - Permission for Lydia to marry was signed by her mother.
      [source] Marriage License Nance county Nebraska.

      1900 Census of Merrick county Nebraska; Silver Creek
      T ? Beckwith; 53 (1847) Indiana; married 32 years; farmer
      Alma Beckwith; 52 (1848) Indiana; 5 of 5 children living;
      Bert Beckwith; 19 (1881) Indiana; [Franklin Albert "Bert" Beckwith]
      Emma Beckwith; 17 (1883) Indiana
      Lillie Beckwith; 15 (1885) Kansas
      Lizzie Beckwith; 23 (?1887) Colorado
      Clarence Beckwith; 11 (1889) Nebraska
      Augustus H Beckwith; 76 (1824) New York; father
      Maranda J Beckwith; 72 (1828) New York; mother

      Married: Beckwith - Russell; A.J. Beckwith, of Oconee, and Miss Cora Russell, of Omaha, were married by Judge Ratterman in this city last Monday and sent on their way rejoicing.
      [source] Columbus Telegram (Columbus, Nebraska); August 18, 1905; from the USGenWeb site for Platte County Nebraska.

      AJ Beckwith, age 34, of Oconee Nebraska; born Indiana, father FJ Beckwith, mother Alma Cole.
      Cora Russell, age 18, of Omaha Nebraska; born Iowa; father JA Russell, mother Mary Jones
      On 14th August 1905 at Columbus GA Byers joined in marriage; witness Mrs Bertha Byers
      [source] Marriage License of Platte county Nebraska.

      1910 Census of Howell county Missouri; Goldsberry
      Curtiss C Wright; 58, Illinois; teaming, town work
      Amanda J Wright; 54, Illinois; proprietor of boarding house
      several children
      Albert J Beckwith; 37 (1873); boarder; proprietor of meat market
      Cora Beckwith; 22 (1888) Nebraska
      Leona May Beckwith; 4 (1906) Nebraska
      Ruth L Beckwith; 2 (1908) Nebraska
      further census details -
      Albert J Beckwith; married twice; married 5 years; no location information; can read and write; proprietor of meat market
      Cora Beckwith; married once; married 5 years; 2 of 2 children living; can read and write; parents born Iowa

      Deaths - Cora Armour, 30, 3489 Ruggles St (Omaha).
      [source] World Herald (Omaha Nebraska); 21 Nov 1919.

      1920 Census of Douglas county Nebraska; Omaha
      Mike Armor; 36, Illinois
      Goldie Armor; 4 (1916) Nebraska; daughter
      Lewis Armor; 9 (1911) Nebraska; son; [Lewis Beckwith]

      Albert J Beckwith
      Street Address - 736 S 12th W
      Residence Place - Missoula, Montana, USA
      Occupation - Cutter
      Publication Title - Missoula, Montana, City Directory, 1930

      Notes for Albert Beckwith; compiled by Pamela Hutchison Garrett, 2019; for Family Stories at pamgarrett.com.