Frank Washington Beckstead

14 March 1868–14 March 1940 (Age 72)
Morrisburg, Williamsburgh, Dundas, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Frank Washington

When Frank Washington Beckstead was born on 14 March 1868, in Morrisburg, Williamsburgh, Dundas, Ontario, Canada, his father, Timothy William Henry Beckstead, was 70 and his mother, Emma Margaret Oliver, was 27. He married Mary Ellen Stata on 9 May 1895, in Morrisburg, Williamsburgh, Dundas, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Dundas, Ontario, Canada for about 10 years. He died on 14 March 1940, in Morrisburg, Williamsburgh, Dundas, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 72.

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Family Time Line

Frank Washington Beckstead
1868–1940
Mary Ellen Stata
1867–1958
Marriage: 9 May 1895
Kempfield Beckstead
1893–
Timothy Frank BECKSTEAD
1895–1988
Herbert Kemptfield Beckstead
1901–1992
Emma Edna BECKSTEAD
1904–1962

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
9 May 1895
Morrisburg, Williamsburgh, Dundas, Ontario, Canada
children

(4)

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

+4 More Children

World Events (4)

1871

Age 3

British Columbia joins the confederation.
1883 · Mining Boom

Age 15

In 1883, there was a mining boom in Northern Ontario when mineral deposits were found near Sudbury. Thomas Flanagan was the blacksmith for the Canadian Pacific Railway that noticed the deposits in the river.
1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

Age 38

Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.

Name Meaning

1 North German: partly Americanized form of the topographic name Beckstedde from Low German Beck ‘stream’ + -stedde ‘stead’, ‘place’, or a habitational name from Beckstedt near Wildeshausen, Oldenburg.2 Possibly an Americanized spelling of Swedish Beckstedt, an ornamental name composed of the elements bäck ‘stream’ + stedt (of German origin) ‘place’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Frank W Beckstead, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Frank W Beckstead in entry for Arthur Albert Taylor and Edna Emily Beckstead, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • Frank W Beckstead in entry for Arthur Albert Taylor and Edna Emily Beckstead, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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