Peter B Beasley

12 May 1878–4 March 1951 (Age 72)
McEwen, Humphreys, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Peter B

When Peter B Beasley was born on 12 May 1878, in McEwen, Humphreys, Tennessee, United States, his father, John B Beasley, was 32 and his mother, Ellender Polk Choate, was 32. He had at least 1 daughter with Ada Elizabeth Choate. He lived in Civil District 9, Humphreys, Tennessee, United States in 1880 and Civil District 10, Humphreys, Tennessee, United States in 1900. He died on 4 March 1951, in Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Choate Cemetery, Liberty, Humphreys, Tennessee, United States.

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Peter B Beasley
Ada Elizabeth Choate
Lezoe Beasley

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    Lezoe Beasley


Parents and Siblings

    John B Beasley


    Ellender Polk Choate




    Margaret Mary Beasley


    Edward Beasley


    Elizabeth Jane Beasley




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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

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.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 4

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 20

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Lancashire named Beesley, perhaps from Old English bēos ‘bent grass’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • P Beasley in household of J B Beasley, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Peter Beasley in household of John Beasley, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Pete Beasley in entry for Lizzie Choate Beasley, "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966"

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