Florence Lenore Beam

23 May 1877–26 May 1966 (Age 89)
Fulton, Illinois, United States

The Life of Florence Lenore

When Florence Lenore Beam was born on 23 May 1877, in Fulton, Illinois, United States, her father, John George Beam, was 44 and her mother, Harriet Litchfield, was 35. She married Earl Gillom Venters on 21 March 1906, in Rushville, Schuyler, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 26 May 1966, in Carlinville, Macoupin, Illinois, United States, at the age of 89.

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Earl Gillom Venters
Florence Lenore Beam
Marriage: 21 March 1906
Dorothy Eleanor Venters

Spouse and Children

21 March 1906
Rushville, Schuyler, Illinois, United States


    Dorothy Eleanor Venters


Parents and Siblings

    John George Beam


    Harriet Litchfield




    William Henry Beam



    Caroline Josephine Beam


    John Litchfield Beam



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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 8

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 24

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Old English bēam ‘beam’, ‘post’, a term with various applications. It denoted the beam of a loom and was therefore in some cases a metonymic occupational name for a weaver. In others it was a topographic name for someone who lived by a post or tree, or by a footbridge made from a tree trunk.2 Americanized form of German Boehm , or sometimes of Baum .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Florence Beeun in household of John Beeun, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Florence Beam in household of John G Beam, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Florence Venters in household of Earl Venters, "United States Census, 1940"

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