Margaret Anna Beam

23 December 1857–16 January 1938 (Age 80)
Liberty, Guernsey, Ohio, United States

The Life of Margaret Anna

When Margaret Anna Beam was born on 23 December 1857, in Liberty, Guernsey, Ohio, United States, her father, Richard Beam, was 29 and her mother, Sarah Cosgrave, was 30. She married Albert L Shuman on 7 November 1880, in Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. She lived in Cambridge, Guernsey, Ohio, United States for about 20 years and Cambridge, Russell, Upper Canada, British Colonial America in 1938. She died on 16 January 1938, in Zanesville, Muskingum, Ohio, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Northwood Cemetery, Cambridge, Guernsey, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Albert L Shuman
Margaret Anna Beam
Marriage: 7 November 1880
Lelia Shurman
Leola Mary Shuman
Nellie B Shuman

Spouse and Children

7 November 1880
Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Richard Beam





    George Beam


    Mary Jane Beam




    Ross A or M Beam


World Events (8)

1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 3

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.

Age 6

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 24

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.

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)

  • Margaret Beam in household of Richard Beam, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Margaret Shurman in household of Albert Shurman, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Margaret Shuman in household of Harold L Siens, "United States Census, 1930"

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