William Beaston

February 1851–25 January 1940 (Age 88)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of William

William Beaston was born in February 1851, in Pennsylvania, United States. He married Mary Ellen Melroy on 22 July 1880, in Crawford, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Texas Township, Crawford, Ohio, United States in 1900 and Eden Township, Seneca, Ohio, United States for about 10 years. He died on 25 January 1940, in Melmore, Seneca, Ohio, United States, at the age of 88.

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William Beaston
Mary Ellen Melroy
Marriage: 22 July 1880
Samuel Harrison Beaston
Kinza P Beaston
Willis Beaston
Frank Fredrick Beaston
Hattie Jane Beaston
Howard Beaston
Charles Mason Beaston

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World Events (8)

1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War
Age 9
Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.
1863 · Battle of Gettysburg
Age 12
The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
Age 24
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.

Name Meaning

(1997: 256;2007: 553; 2010: 778)English: variant of Beeston (the more common form of the surname in England), a habitational name from any of various places called Beeston.

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

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Sources (24)

  • Wm. Beaston in entry for Beaston, "Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003"
  • Wm M Beaston, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William Beaston in entry for Harry Samuel Beaston and Grace Harriette Somers, "New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936"

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