Mary Elizabeth Beecher

28 December 1860–14 November 1939 (Age 78)
Southbury, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Beecher was born on 28 December 1860, in Southbury, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, her father, William Curtiss Beecher, was 32 and her mother, Mary Emily Strong, was 26. She married Alfred Noyes Platt on 16 December 1891. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She died on 14 November 1939, at the age of 78, and was buried in South Britain Burying Ground, Southbury, New Haven, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alfred Noyes Platt
Mary Elizabeth Beecher
Marriage: 16 December 1891
George N Platt
Alfred Noyse Platt Jr.

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 December 1891
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1868 · Land in Groton Given to US Navy for Navy Station
    Age 8
    In 1868, the State of Connecticut gave the Navy 112 acres of land along the Thames River. This became the location of the Naval Submarine Base. It was designed to hold 1,400 men and 20 submarines. During WWII it was expanded to 497 acres. 
    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 21
    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

    English (Kent): from Middle English becher, denoting one who lived by a beech-tree, from an agent derivative of Middle English beche ‘beech-tree’ (see Beach ), the -er suffix having a locative sense. This English name is also common in Ireland, particularly in Cork.Americanized form of German Bücher (cognate with 1 above) (see Bucher ).

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

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    Sources (9)

    • Mary B Platt in household of Alfred N Platt, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Mary E Beecher in household of Wm C Beecher, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Mary Elizabeth Beecher, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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