Minnie Gwynne

Female6 August 1872–6 October 1935

Brief Life History of Minnie

When Minnie Gwynne was born on 6 August 1872, in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States, her father, Holland Gwynne, was 37 and her mother, Sarah Isabella Coffman, was 20. She married Thomas Henry Bechill on 31 October 1892. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 6 October 1935, in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States, at the age of 63.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Henry Bechill
Minnie Gwynne
Marriage: 31 October 1892
George Hamilton Bechill
Fred James Bechill
Andrew Jackson Bechill
Jack Bechill
Boby Bechill
Sarah Isabel Bechill
William Alfred Bechill

Sources (14)

  • Minnie Bechill in household of Thomas H Bechill, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Minnie Bechill, "Oregon, Death Index, 1903-1998"
  • Minnie Gwynne Beuhil in entry for Boby Beuhil, "Oregon, Center for Health Statistics, Birth Records, 1903-1918"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    31 October 1892
  • Children (8)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

    Age 3

    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    1880 · The Great Gale of 1880

    Age 8

    The Great Gale of 1880 was a severe snow and wind storm that devastated parts of Oregon and Washington on January 9, 1880. The extratropical cyclone caused tides to rise seven feet, gale force winds, and snow accumulations of up to 18 inches.  

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

    Age 18

    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

    Name Meaning

    Welsh (southern): variant of Gwin .

    Irish: possibly shortened and altered from Mac Coinn, see McGuinn , a variant of McQuinn . However, it is far more likely to be the Welsh name (see 1 above), established in Ireland since the 16th century.

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

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