John Beckley

1851–1919 (Age 67)
Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States

The Life of John

When John Beckley was born on 9 December 1851, in Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States, his father, Robinson B Beckley, was 38 and his mother, Rebecca Jane Stockton, was 29. He married Mary Elizabeth Randall about 1874, in Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Wilmington Hundred, New Castle, Delaware, United States in 1900. He died on 7 March 1919, in Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in New Castle, Delaware, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Beckley
1851–1919
Mary Elizabeth Randall
1855–1912
Marriage: about 1874
Robinson S. Beckley
1874–1885
John Rivers Beckley
1876–1958
George Beckley
1878–1881
Annie May Beckley
1881–
Elmer Wales Beckley
1883–1917
Mary Elsie Beckley
1889–
Grace Quigg Beckley
1893–1960

Spouse and Children

    Male1851–1919Male

    Mary Elizabeth Randall

    Female1855–1912Female

MARRIAGE
about 1874
Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States
children

(7)

    Robinson S. Beckley

    Male1874–1885Male

    John Rivers Beckley

    Male1876–1958Male

    George Beckley

    Male1878–1881Male

    Annie May Beckley

    Female1881–Female

    Elmer Wales Beckley

    Male1883–1917Male

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Robinson B Beckley

    Male1813–1885Male

    Rebecca Jane Stockton

    Female1822–1882Female

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1855 · Prohibition Law

Age 4

Delaware enacted a statewide prohibition law in 1855.
1863

Age 12

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 19

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from any of the various places, in Kent, Oxfordshire, and Sussex, named Beckley, from the Old English byname Becca ( see Beck 4) + Old English lēah ‘woodland clearing’.2 Altered spelling of the South German and Swiss topographic names Bächle, Bächli ( see Bach 1).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • John Beckley, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John Beckley, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John Beckley in entry for Grace Beckley, "Delaware, Wilmington Vital Records, 1847-1954"

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