Elmer Edgar Beggs

Brief Life History of Elmer Edgar

When Elmer Edgar Beggs was born in January 1862, in Illinois, United States, his father, Samuel Bell Beggs, was 25 and his mother, Sarah Jane Hale, was 21. He married Mary Ellen Cates on 18 October 1884. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Sheridan Township, Crawford, Kansas, United States for about 10 years and Anaheim, Orange, California, United States in 1930. He died on 16 September 1935, in Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Westminster Memorial Park, Westminster, Orange, California, United States.

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Elmer Edgar Beggs
Mary Ellen Cates
Marriage: 18 October 1884
Lenna Leota Beggs
Earl Wayne Beggs
Beulah Beatrice Beggs
Lloyd Ellsworth Beggs
Laura L Beggis
Lucille Sonia Beggs
Mable Irene Beggs
Cora Thelma Beggs
George Roosevelt Beggs

Sources (32)

  • Elmer E Beggs, "Kansas State Census, 1915"
  • Elmer E Beggs, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Elmer Beggs, "Missouri Marriages, 1750-1920"

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Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish (Antrim): variant of Begg , with excrescent -s.

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

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