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.

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Charles Beckwith
Sarah A. Leake
Marriage: 21 May 1869
Charles M Beckwith

Spouse and Children

21 May 1869
Ada, Kent, Michigan, United States


    Charles M Beckwith


Parents and Siblings

    Philander Beckwith


    Belinda McIntyre




    Sarah A Beckwith


    William Beckwith



    Oliver Beckwith


    Ophelia Beckwith


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.

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.

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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"

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