Hester Ann Beedy

Female29 October 1861–25 August 1943

Brief Life History of Hester Ann

When Hester Ann Beedy was born on 29 October 1861, in Peotone, Will, Illinois, United States, her father, Nathan Southmaid Beedy, was 26 and her mother, Phoebe Goodspeed, was 23. She married Charles F Goodspeed on 24 October 1883, in Peotone, Will, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Joliet, Will, Illinois, United States in 1930 and Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. She died on 25 August 1943, in Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Glendale, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Charles F Goodspeed
Hester Ann Beedy
Marriage: 24 October 1883
Frank Goodspeed
Nathan L Goodspeed

Sources (25)

  • Hester A Goodspeed in household of Charles Goodspeed, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Hester A Goodspeed, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Hettie A Beedy, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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  • Marriage
    24 October 1883Peotone, Will, Illinois, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1869 · Transcontinental Railroad Reaches San Francisco

    Age 8

    The first transcontinental railroad reached San Francisco in 1869. The Western Pacific Railroad Company built the track from Oakland to Sacramento. The Central Pacific Railroad Company of California built the section from Sacramento to Promontory Summit Utah. The railroad linked isolated California to the rest of the country which had far-reaching effects on the social and economical development of the state.


    Age 25

    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: variant of Beedie, itself a variant of Beatty .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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