Gerald Downing Beauchamp

1870–1958 (Age 88)
Ellis, Texas, United States

The Life of Gerald Downing

When Gerald Downing Beauchamp was born on 7 September 1870, in Ellis, Texas, United States, his father, Pvt Jeroboam Downing Beauchamp, was 27 and his mother, Ada Adelaide Tharp, was 16. He lived in Justice Precinct 3, Ellis, Texas, United States in 1900 and Justice Precinct 3, Navarro, Texas, United States for about 30 years. He died on 30 December 1958, in Kerens, Navarro, Texas, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Kerens, Navarro, Texas, United States.

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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1876 · Segregation Laws Are Passed

Age 6

A new state constitution was passed in 1876, announcing the segregation of schools.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 24

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.

Name Meaning

English (or Norman origin) and French: habitational name from any of several places in France, for example in Manche and Somme, that are named with Old French beu, bel ‘fair’, ‘lovely’ + champ(s) ‘field’, ‘plain’. In English the surname is generally pronounced Beecham.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Jerry D Beauchamp in household of Jerry D Beauchamp, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Jettie D Beauchamp, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Jedde D Beauchamp, "United States Census, 1910"

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