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Lucius Morris Beebe
Birth: Dec. 9, 1902
Wakefield
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Feb. 4, 1966
Hillsborough
San Mateo County
California, USA

Notable Newspaper Columnist, Author, Editor, Publisher, and Authority on the Golden Age of American Railroads. Son of Junius Beebe (1854 - 1934), President of the Brockton (Mass.) Gas Company and prominent Boston banker, and Eleanor Harriet Beebe (1865 - 1939). Graduated from Harvard in 1927; joining the staff of The Boston Telegraph, and later, from 1929 to 1950, The New York Herald Tribune. For a decade, from 1950 to 1960, he was the owner, publisher, and editor of Mark Twain's old journal, The Territorial Enterprise, of Virginia City, Nevada; a highly opinionated and widely read newspaper with elegant overtones. An ornate gentleman of such sophistication and grandiloquent wordiness he would not deign to use a familiar word if an enriched one could be found. In 1960 he began a column in The San Francisco Chronicle, as opulent as it was unusual, that transported the delighted beholder into an ineffable world of extravagant wealth and bedazzlements evoking the memory of long-vanished but endearing wonders. Six feet, four inches tall, and of excellent proportions, he was a gentleman of custom attire who was never indifferent to his effect; he flailed a gold-headed cane with superb aplomb. His own view was that "nothing mattered but the gallant gesture." Author of more than twenty works, Beebe's last book, "The Big Spenders", was published after he began his encounter with eternity. Wedded only to elegance, Lucius Beebe left no immediate survivors. (bio by: Robert Bruce) 
 
Burial:
Lakeside Cemetery
Wakefield
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Nov 13, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6925942
Lucius Morris Beebe
Added by: Robert Bruce
 
Lucius Morris Beebe
Added by: Robert Bruce
 
Lucius Morris Beebe
Added by: Robert Bruce
 
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I've seen your private railway coach, which is at the Railroad Museum in Sacramento. So elegant! God bless you, Sir!
- Christian
 Added: Jun. 15, 2014
Elegance
- Bernard Johnson
 Added: May. 11, 2014
Remembering Lucius Beebe on this day ~ an ornate gentleman who drank deeply of the pleasures of the world, and who loved its velvet comforts. His high style in dress, manners and letters made him a true boulevardier in a mold of his own creation !
- Robert Bruce
 Added: Feb. 4, 2014
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