Note for: Edith Emily Beach, 22 FEB 1902 - 16 JUL 1968 Index
FUNERAL SERVICES AT MASON MEMORIAL CONGREGATIONAL
CASKET BEARERS- HAROLD SAVALJA, GORDON JOHNSON, MAHLON
SWENTKOFSKE, HAROLD NAGELEISEN,ED HENRICKSON,FRED GREEN
Note for: Elton John Green, 14 FEB 1928 - 23 OCT 1999 Index
BORN AT HOME
The Story -
Elton was born on the 14th of February, 1928, to Frederick Arthur and Beatrice Isabel (Dilts) Green, at the family's home in White Bear Lake, Ramsey Co. MN. It must have been an extra special day to Fred and Bea, to have their first child born on Valentine's Day
In 1931, Fred, Bea, and children Elton, Lloyd, and Anna May, moved to Remer, and took up farming. Why the family moved to Remer is "unknown". Perhaps the depression had something to do with it, as there might not have been any jobs available in the "big city". Land was obtained, and a cabin built (link to cabin photo) on the east side of Little Sand Lake, which was about four miles north of Remer.
Back then, and in some cases yet today, farming was more of a way of "existing", rather than an "occupation". The family grew what they could in their garden, kept some cattle for meat and milk, and did some hunting and fishing. Any extra milk was taken to town and sold at the creamery. After a few years, Fred and Bea were tired of just "existing", as they took the opportunity of "greener pastures" elsewhere. Some would say they were part Gypsy. Once they were on the move again, their wandering took them back to White Bear Lake, Minnesota; Globe, Arizona; and Mexico, before finally settling down again "permanantly" in Minnesota in the 1940's.
Fred's natural talents, and "learn on the go" farming skills, developed into mechanical skills. With the advent of Henry Fords $500 dollar cars, and World War II in the horizon, Fred's talents came in handy. He managed to find jobs in Arizona and Mexico as a civilian, helping Uncle Sam in the war effort.
The 1940's found the Fred Green family back in Remer. Once again, I'm not sure of the "lure", but farming was the calling again. After working for "Uncle", Fred probably wanted to be his "own boss " This time, land was obtained in a new location, close to Big Sand Lake, about two miles west of Remer. Another little cabin was built, along what is now refered to as the "Skunk Road". Perhaps it was Bea and the evolving of the "Women's Sufferage" movement, or perhaps Bea just "plain suffered" enough, as the family soon moved down the road a little ways, into an actual "house". Bea didn't move into a fairy tale "dream house" however, as I heard the story of Bea naming the wood heating barrel stove, "The Black Bastard". Seems the stove pipe decided to fall apart wilst many loaves of fresh baked bread were setting out to cool.
Elton, our main character, was growing up fast. Even today, Remer has a hard time "holding" the attentions of many a young man. To "See the World", or Stare at the "ass end" of a cow for life ....... It wasn't a hard choice for Elton to "move on". Join the Army, and get a free ride out of town, was the plan. Elton, and his little brother Lloyd, a.k.a. as "Skee", were gone quicker than a Minnesota summer. Elton and Skee spent time together in Boot Camp, and then the Army sent them their separate ways. Elton was off to Fort Brag, Fayetteville, North Carolina.
Elton's interest in Remer were not entirely forgotten, as he left a pretty little girl behind. Violet Hicks was her name. Elton was taking "no chances" on those "Southern Girls", so he asked Vi for her hand in marriage before leaving Remer. Violet said yes..... She wanted a "man of the world " and adventure ..... not playing second fiddle to some "farmer Brown" in Remer. Vi was soon on a train with her girlfriend, and maid of honor, to wed the newly settled Elton in North Carolina. (link to marriage certificate) A visit to a little chapel was soon arranged upon Vi's arrival, and Elton and Vi were "Man and Wife". They soon were established, and set up in their very own trailer-house. (link to trailer photo) Taj Mah Hall it wasn't, but it was a cozy start, to over 50 years of marriage.
Name Birth Death Last Residence Last Benefit SSN Issued
ELTON GREEN 14 Feb 1928 23 Oct 1999 56672 (Remer, Cass, MN) (none specified) 527-22-5117 Arizona
Note for: Emma May Beach, 23 FEB 1899 - 12 MAR 1992 Index
Signed Daney Beach's Death . Register
MARRIAGE WITNESSES- FRANCIS AND ANNA (JOHANNA) BEACH. MARRIED BY JUDGE OF PROBATE, E.A. LEWIS (SOURCE, LONG PRAIRE COURT HOUSE) Called "Emmy".
Note for: Frances May Beach, 16 FEB 1911 - Index
LIVED IN BERTHA IN 1932
Note for: Francis Milton Beach, 27 MAR 1860 - 24 JUL 1932 Index
FARMER, DIED FROM SUICIDE
WITNESSES AT FRANCIS M. BEACH'S MARRIAGE TO PURDISA WERE CURTIS
AND MYRTLE GADBAW. ALSO SAME WITNESSES AT FRANCIS' MARRIAGE TO
THIRD WIFE JOHANNA CONEN. JUSTICE OF PEACE FOR FRANCIS AND
PURDISA WAS E.E. CORVERDY, FOR FRANCIS AND JOHANNA WAS Z.V. BOOTH.
FRANCIS SHOT HIMSELF IN THE HEAD WITH A 22 RIFLE, HE HAD LOST HIS HEARING
AND MAY HAVE BEEN DEPRESSED. HIS WIFE AND SON ROY WENT TO THE CREAMERY, AND WHENTHEY GOT HOME THEY FOUND HIM DEAD.(FROM NEWSPAPER ARTICLE IN
THE "LEADER", DATED JULY 21, 1932)
Todd County 1910 - Leslie Township, Federal Census
1. Beach Francis Head 31 Ohio Indiana Ohio
2. Hannah wife 34 Minn. Germany NewYork
3. Emma dau. 11 Minn. Ohio Minn.
4. Alice dau. 8 Minn. Ohio Minn.
5. James son 5 Minn. Ohio Minn.
6. George son 2 Minn. Ohio Minn.
Occupation #1 farmer
Was this George Beach the person that signed Daney W. Beach's funeral
Francis M Beach
Age: 71 years
Estimated birth year: 1858
Relation to Head-of-house: Head
Home in 1930: Leslie, Todd, Minnesota
Occupation: View image
Education: View image
Military Service: View image
Rent/home value: View image
Age at first marriage: View image
Parents' birthplace: View image
Owned a radio: View image
Image Source: Year: 1930; Census Place: Leslie, Todd, Minnesota
Roll: T626_1132; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 22; Image: 0842.
Beach, Francis M. 71 OH IN OH ( first married at 22 yrs old ) (general farm)
Anna 54 MN Ger NY ( first married at 22 yrs old )
George 22 MN OH MN (general farm)
Roy 16 MN OH MN
Note for: Franklin J. Beach, 9 OCT 1893 - 1 MAY 1898 Index
FROM L.P. COURT HOUSE RECORDS
STATED ON BIRTH RECORD THAT MOTHER (PRITHY) WAS AGE 18, AND
FATHER (FRANCES BEACH) WAS AGE 32.
LIVED 4 YRS, 6 MONTHS, 24 DAYS.
Note for: Fred Helmer Beach, 30 SEP 1920 - Index
GRAD. AKELEY 1939
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Note for: Frederick Arthur Beach, 23 AUG 1870 - 24 SEP 1939 Index
Akeley Herald newspaper, dated October 8, 1925, has, under
"Local News Notes".....
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Beach and children have moved to their new
home on West Broadway.
Akeley Herald Tribune, April 22, 1926
Mrs. Fred Beach is visiting with her mother, Mrs. E. Gerling,
at Long Prairie.
Akeley Herald Tribune, Nov, 27 1930
Mrs. Donald Bradt and daughter Donna Belle, of Williston,
N. D., are visiting at the Fred Beach Home.
Akeley Herald Tribune, Sept. 28, 1939
Fred Beach Stricken
The village people were shocked Sunday morning to
learn of the sudden death of Fred Beach, of
heart failure, shortly after building
the morning fire, as was his custom. Mr. Beach
was slowly recovering from an extended illness. Services
were held at the M. E. church, Tuesday afternoon
at 2:00 o'clock, the Rev. Charles
Swindells, of Laporte, officiating.
There were a profusion of flowers as silent messenters of
esteem and love. Interment was made
at Akeley cemetery.
Mr. Beach was born at Lima, Ohio, August 23, 1869, and
died Sept. 24, 1939. Was married to Lucile Gerling in 1893,
at Long Prairie. The family resided at Nevis before coming to
Akeley in 1917. The decedent is survived by his wife and the following children:
Daney Beach, Arlie, Robert, of Akeley; William, of Isanti; Mrs.
Thos. Hicks, of Remer, and Mrs. Donald
Bradt, of Akeley; also 10 grandchildren.
MARRIED ON A THURSDAY
FREDERICK AND SONS ARLIE, WILLIAM, ROBERT, WORKED AT AKELEY
SAWMILL AS SHOWN BY 1920 CENSUS IN AKELEY MUSEUM. FRED CAME FROM
THE LONG PRAIRIE AREA, AND LIVED IN NEVIS BEFORE MOVING TO
(FROM RAYMOND BEACH) -
FREDERICKS FATHER CAME FROM ENGLAND TO AKRON,
OHIO AROUND THE YEAR 1873, WITH HIS WIFE WHOSE PARENTS WERE FROM
IRELAND. IN AKRON, OHIO THEY HAD THREE CHILDREN: FRANCI, GEORGE,
AND FRED. THEY FARMED BUT ONLY ENOUGH TO HAVE AMPLE FOOD TO LIVE
ON. THE FATHER WAS A TRAVELING PREACHER. HE TRAVELED THROUGHOUT
OHIO, AND WOULD SOMETIMES GO AS FAR AS MINNESOTA TO PREACH THE
GOSPEL. HE WOULD BE AWAY FOR MONTHS AT A TIME, WHICH MADE LIFE
EXTREMELY HARD ON THE FAMILY. WHEN THE BOYS WERE IN THEIR EARLY
TEENS THEIR PARENTS SEPARATED, AND THEIR FATHER WAS NEVER SEEN
AGAIN. THE BOYS WITH THEIR MOTHER TRAVELED ON TO MINNESOTA IN
HOPES OF FINDING BETTER FARMING LAND. THEY SETTLED ALONG THE LONG
PRAIRIE RIVER IN LONG PRAIRIE. GEORGE AND FRANCI BECAME FARMERS.
FRED BEGAN WORK AS A STEAM ENGINEER IN A SAWMILL IN ABOUT 1894.
FRED MET AND MARRIED LUCY GERLING IN LONG PRAIRIE.
IN 1904 FRED DECIDED TO MOVE TO NEVIS, MN. IT WAS A BOOMING
LUMBER TOWN. SO LUCY TOOK THE CHILDREN AHEAD AND CHECKED INTO A
HOTEL TO WAIT FOR FRED. WILLIAM WAS SEVEN YEARS OLD AT THIS TIME,
AND REMEMBERS THE HOTEL KEEPER SAYING "THE LUMBERJACKS WON'T HURT
YOU". IT TOOK FRED THREE DAYS TO DRIVE HIS HORSE AND BUGGY THE
NINETY MILES FROM LONG PRAIRIE TO NEVIS. THE FAMILY STAYED IN
NEVIS UNTIL 1916, AND THEN MOVED TO AKELEY.
MARRIAGE WITNESSES- EMMA GERLING, WILLIAM A. MAHER. JP- Z.V.
LUCY HAD HER PARENTS CONSENT TO GET MARRIED.(UNDERAGE)
ON WILLIAM'S BIRTH RECORD, FRED BEACH IS STEAM ENGINEER, BORN IN
THEIR HOUSE IN AKELEY MN WAS KNOWN AS THE "HUNTER HOUSE"
(DARLENE BRADT CHILDS)
P.S.- I KNOW NOW THAT PETER BEACH WAS BORN IN OHIO, AND WAS THE
SON OF WILLIAM BEACH, B.CIRCA 1797 IN N.J, AND OF ELIZABETH HUGHES.
Name: Peter BEACH
Estimated birth year: <1836>
Home in 1880: Wall Lake, Sac, Iowa
Marital status: Married
Head of household: Peter BEACH
Father's birthplace: NJ
Mother's birthplace: PA
Beach, Peter 44 OH NJ PA farmer
Emily R. 39 OH MD MD keeping house
Judson E. 21 OH OH OH helps on farm
Francis M. 19 OH OH OH helps on farm
George W. 15 IN OH OH herder
Viola J.? 13? IN OH OH at school
Freddie 10 IN OH OH at school
Myrtle I. or J.? 7 OH OH OH
Census Date: 1895
Name: William Beach
Birth Location: Indiana
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1869
1900 Todd County MN
BurleenTwp, 6 June 1900
ED 186, Sheet 1
Beach, Fred b. 1880 age 20 IA, OH, OH Day Laborer
Lucy G. b. 1878 age 21 MN, Ger, WI
Daney b. 1893 age 6 MN, IA, MN
Arley b. 1896 age 4 MN, IA, MN
William b. 1898 age 2 MN, IA, MN
1905 State Census, Nevis Twp, Hubbard Co. MN
1920 Akeley Township, Hubbard Co. MN, Federal Census
Born Father Mother
1. Beach Frededrick Head 49 Ohio Ohio Ohio
2. Lucile Wife 45 Minn. Ger. Wis.
3. Arlie son 23 Minn. Ohio Minn.
4. William son 22 Minn. Ohio Minn.
5. Robert son 20 Minn. Ohio Minn.
6. Edith dau. 18 Minn. Ohio Minn.
7. Violet dau. 13 Minn. Ohio Minn.
Occupation #1, 3, 4, 5 - sawmill, #2, 6, 7, ?
1930 Hubbard Co. MN
Akeley, Marie Avenue
Beach, Fred A. 62 OH OH Maine
Luciell D. 52 Wis, Berlin Germany, Wisconsin
Robert F. 29 MN
Date of Death: 09/24/1939
County of Death: HUBBARD
Note for: George Henry Beach, 21 DEC 1909 - 5 MAY 1999 Index
LIVES IN CARE CENTER WITH WIFE
GEORGE AND HIS WIFE GLADYS HAVE A GRAVE PAID FOR AT PLEASANT
MOUND CEMETERY NEAR CLOTHO, MN.
Note for: George W. Beach, ABT 1865 - 24 MAY 1929 Index
MARRIAGE WITNESSES- G.W. MAYNARD AND J.W. LAKE. MINISTER T.S.
RECORDED JULY 6, 1891. CLERK- C.E. HARKEUS. TODD CO. MN.
FROM THE LONG PRAIRIE LEADER- GEORGE BEACH DIES IN OREGON- GEORGE
W. BEACH, MENTION OF WHOSE CRITICAL ILLNESS WAS BRIEFLY MENTIONED
IN THE LEADER LAST WEEK, DIED ON FRIDAY, MAY 24, AT HIS HOME IN
PORTLAND. ORE., HIS DEATH DUE TO HEART TROUBLE AND COMING AFTER
AN ILLNESS OF SIX WEEKS. MR BEACH VISITED LONG PRAIRIE ABOUT
THREE MONTHS AGO, ACCOMPANYING WM. HOUSTON TO LONG PRAIRIE WHEN
MRS. HOUSTON'S REMAINS WERE BROUGHT HERE FOR INTERMENT, AND THE
NEWS THAT HE HAS NOW PASSED AWAY COMES AS A SHOCK AND SURPRISE.
HE SEEMED TO BE IN GOOD HEALTH WHEN HERE DUING THE WINTER AND HIS
FRIENDS AND RELATIVES HAD NOT THE SLIGHTEST SUGGESTION FROM HIM
THAT HE HAD BEEN AILING. MR. BEACH, SON OF PETER AND EMILY BEACH,
WAS BORN IN TODD COUNTY AND RESIDED HERE FOR MANY YEARS BEFORE
GOING TO PORTLAND ABOUT TWENTY YEARS AGO. HE WAS MARRIED ABOUT 35
YEARS AGO TO MISS STELLA LAKE, THE CEREMONY BEING PERFORMED AT
THE HOME OF THE BRIDE'S PARENTS, THEN RESIDENTS OF REYNOLDS
TOWNSHIP. AFTER THEIR MARRIAGE MR. AND MRS. BEACH CAME TO LONG
PRAIRIE TO RESIDE. MR. BEACH FOLLOWING HIS TRADE AS A MASON AND
CONTRACTOR. ONE OF THE FINE BUILDINGS ERECTED BY HIM IN THE
VILLAGE IS THE RESIDENCE PROPERTY NOW OCCUPIED BY MR. AND MRS.
O.P. KNEDEL ON WASHINGTON STREET. PRIOR TO GOING TO PORTLAND MR.
BEACH SPENT SOME TIME IN CANADA AND ALSO A COUPLE OF WINTERS IN
FLORIDA, BUT FOR THE PAST TWENTY YEARS THE FAMILY HOME HAS BEEN
IN PORTLAND. HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS WIFE, WHO HAS BEEN IN POOR
HEALTH FOR A LONG TIME, AND BY ONE DAUGHTER, MRS. PAUL DOYLE, OF
PORTLAND. A SON GERALD, DIED AT THE AGE OF THREE YEARS, PASSING
AWAY ABOUT 25 YEARS AGO. THE FOLLOWING BROTHERS AND SISTERS ALSO
SURVIVE: FRED, FRANCIS, BEACH OF CLOTHO; JUDSON BEACH, OF
PORTLAND; AND MRS. MYRTLE GADBAW, OF EAGLE BEND. FUNERAL SERVICES
AND INTERMENT WERE AT PORTLAND.
Found Land Record for a George W. BEACH, St. Cloud Land Office,
Doccument # 4343, misc. # 9606, dated 1883/08/13. Section 8,
Township 133 North, Range 35 W, 5th Baseline. Total Acres, 160.
1910 Multnomha Co. Oregon
27 April 1910
Image 131A, Precinct 85, E.D. 235, Sheet 18A
Ancestry Image 35 of 71
Beach, George W. 45 IN OH OH Building Contractor
Estella 40 MN OH OH (married 21 years) (mother of 3 children, 1 living)
Lepha Ione 13 MN IN MN
Beach, George W View Image Online
Age: 54 Year: 1920
Birthplace: Indiana Roll: T625_1503
Race: White Page: 2A
State: Oregon ED: 171
County: Multnomah Image: 61
Beach, George W. 54 IN IN OH
Estella 49 MN OH OH
Lipha 22 MN IN MN
Note for: Gerald Weyburn Beach, 1905 - 1909 Index
DATES ABOUT (SEE G.W.'S OBIT)
Note for: Infant Beach, 20 MAR 1892 - Index
INFO FROM LONG PRAIRIE COURT HOUSE BIRTH RECORDS
Note for: James Beach, 4 SEP 1904 - 27 DEC 1994 Index
CEMETERY SOUTH OF CLARISSA
JAMES BEACH 4 Sep 1904 - 27 Dec 1994 56446 (Eagle Bend, Todd, MN)
SSN 472-42-5632 Minnesota
Date of Birth: 09/04/1904
Place of Birth: MINNESOTA
Mother Maiden Name: COENEN
Note for: Judson Emory Beach, 19 DEC 1859 - 20 FEB 1939 Index
JUDD mentioned in the "leader" July 21, 1932, Long Prairie,
J.E. Beach and G.H. Beach witnessed a marriage between Clarence
and Mary Sargent, on 14 Sept. 1911, at St. Davids Parish Church
in Portland, Oregon.(Multnomah Co. marriage records)
Is the child Myrtle & Merle the same person? Which one is Baby BEACH?
Oregon Death Index, 1903-98
Name: Beach, Judson
Death Date: 20 Feb 1939
27 April 1910
Name: J E Beach
Age in 1910: 51
Estimated Birth Year: 1858
Home in 1910: 10-WD PORTLAND 85-PCT, MULTNOMAH, Oregon
Beach, J. E. 51 OH OH OH (married 27 yrs) (building contractor)
Clara M. 46 IL ME NY (mother of 8 children, 6 living)
Clarance E. 26 MN OH IL (building contractor)
Gertrude 20 IA OH IL (stenographer)
Harold 18 IA OH IL (building contractor)
Murriel 15 IA OH IL
Beatrice 10 IA OH IL
Jack 8 IA OH IL (Note: Judson J.)
Note: living in the same neighborhood as brother George W. Beach
Beach, Judson View Image Online
Age: 60 Year: 1920
Birthplace: Ohio Roll: T625_1503
Race: White Page: 4B
State: Oregon ED: 169
County: Multnomah Image: 10
Beach, Judson 60 OH PA OH Mason Contractor
Clara 55 IL ME NY
Judson 17 IA OH USA
King, Virgil 22 OR USA USA Machinist
Bertha 21 IA OH IL
Beach, Judson E
Age: 70 Year: 1930
Birthplace: Ohio Roll: T626_1954
Race: White Page: 2B
State: Oregon ED: 514
County: Multnomah Image: 0559
Beach, Judson E. 70 OH OH OH
Sarah 57 OH Ire Ire
Gogo, Robt. F Stepson 29 Can Can(French) OH
Louise Dau-in-Law 26 Ger Ger Ger
Philip Step-grandson 1 Ore Can Ger