Alvah D. Beach

16 September 1844–24 July 1922 (Age 77)
Flint, Genesee, Michigan, United States

The Life Summary of Alvah D.

When Alvah D. Beach was born on 16 September 1844, in Flint, Genesee, Michigan, United States, his father, Asahel Hooker Beach, was 39 and his mother, Harriet Ann Day, was 31. He married Mercy Sophelia "Mertle" McCarthy on 1 November 1869, in Chesaning, Saginaw, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. He lived in Corunna, Shiawassee, Michigan, United States in 1860 and Mankato, Blue Earth, Minnesota, United States for about 10 years. He died on 24 July 1922, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 77.

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Family Time Line

Alvah D. Beach
Mercy Sophelia "Mertle" McCarthy
Marriage: 1 November 1869
Emma May Beach
Laura Beach
Mamie Beach
Nellie Beach

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 November 1869Chesaning, Saginaw, Michigan, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1850 · Los Angeles Is Incorporated
    Age 6
    Los Angeles was incorporated as a municipality on April 4, 1850.
    Age 21
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    Name Meaning

    English: topographic name from Middle English beche ‘beech-tree’ (Old English bēce) or Middle English beche ‘stream’ (Old English bæce). Middle English beche may be from Old English bēce ‘beech’ or bæce ‘stream’, and without further evidence it is impossible to distinguish these in Middle English.Americanized form of Alsatian and German Bitsch: habitational name from Bitche (German Bitsch) in Alsace and Lorraine, at the foot of the northern slope of the Vosges.Americanized form of German (mainly Hesse) Bitsch: unexplained.

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

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    Sources (30)

    • Alvah D Beach, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Alvah D Beach in household of Asahel H Beach, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Alvah D Beach in entry for Lewis O Harvreot and Emma M Eygabroad, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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