William Oxley Beesley

Brief Life History of William Oxley

When William Oxley Beesley was born on 10 April 1846, in Whitewater Township, Franklin, Indiana, United States, his father, John S Beesley, was 48 and his mother, Mary Lees Miller, was 38. He married Mariette Riggs on 21 December 1882, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Utah, Utah, United States for about 50 years. He died on 18 December 1924, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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William Oxley Beesley
Mariette Riggs
Marriage: 21 December 1882
William Riggs Beesley
Mary Jane Beesley
Amy Beesley
John Oxley Beesley
Susan Ettie Beesley
Kilton Riggs Beesley
Clay Miller Beesley
Dorothy Beesley
Weimann Riggs Beesley

Sources (38)

  • William Beesley in household of Lydia Beesley, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Legacy NFS Source: William Oxley Beesley - birth-name: William Oxley BEESLEY
  • William Oxley Beesley, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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Historical Boundaries: 1849: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Utah, Utah, United States


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Beasley .

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

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