Charles Beckwith

December 1847–15 May 1926 (Age 78)
Otisco Township, Ionia, Michigan, United States

The Life of Charles

When Charles Beckwith was born in December 1847, in Otisco Township, Ionia, Michigan, United States, his father, Philander Beckwith, was 41 and his mother, Belinda McIntyre, was 36. He married Sarah A. Leake on 21 May 1869, in Ada, Kent, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Michigan, United States in 1870 and Larkin, Midland, Michigan, United States in 1900. He died on 15 May 1926, in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Greenville, Montcalm, Michigan, United States.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Charles Beckwith
1847–1926
Sarah A. Leake
1843–1906
Marriage: 21 May 1869
Charles M Beckwith
1893–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
21 May 1869
Ada, Kent, Michigan, United States
children

(1)

    Charles M Beckwith

    Male1893–Male

Parents and Siblings

    Philander Beckwith

    Male1806–1891Male

    Belinda McIntyre

    Female1811–1874Female

siblings

(5)

    Sarah A Beckwith

    Female1842–Female

    William Beckwith

    Male1843–Male

    Male1847–1926Male

    Oliver Beckwith

    Male1848–Male

    Ophelia Beckwith

    Female1854–1918Female

World Events (8)

1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

Age 7

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.
1863

Age 16

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 21

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in West Yorkshire named Beckwith, from Old English bēce ‘beech’ + Old Norse viðr ‘wood’ (replacing the cognate Old English wudu).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Charles Beckwith, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Charles Beckwith in household of Philander Beckwith, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Charles Beckwith in household of Philander Beckwith, "United States Census, 1870"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.