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Rachael Jane Osborne Beecher
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Birth: Jul. 13, 1822
Death: Apr. 8, 1907

Rachael Jane (Osborne) BEECHER was born July 13, 1822, in Ithica, New York, and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Emily LINDERMAN, April 8, 1907, in Los Angeles, California.

In early life she was converted and united with the Methodist Episcopal church.

February 16, 1841, at Nanticoke, New York, she was united in marriage to the Rev. Elijah J. BEECHER, a minister on probation of Oneida Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Having been born of Christian parents and reared in a cultured Christian home, and possessed of a well developed intellectuality and a clear definite Christian experience, she became at once a worthy helpmate of her husband in the experiences peculiar to an itinerant Methodist preacher's life. In 1855 her husband took transfer from Oneida to Wisconsin Conference, where he continued his pastoral labors until failing health necessitated his retirement to the superannuated relation. Beaver Dam was selected as the place for the home of their retirement. Her husband passed to his reward in 1877, since which time she remained in the home of her son, Arthur, in Beaver Dam, until about three years ago, when she removed to the home of her daughter, Emily of Los Angeles, Cal., from whence she passed to her eternal home on April 8, 1907. She was the mother of eight children, three of whom still survive, Henry BEECHER of Nelson, Wis., Mrs. Emily LINDERMAN of Los Angeles, Cal., and Arthur C. BEECHER of Beaver Dam, Wis.

Sister BEECHER was possessed of a strong personality, bright, sunny disposition, a sweet and cheerful spirit, all radiant with Christian hope. Possessing such adornments of Christian character, how natural that after the long years of Christian living she would welcome her departure as she heard the Master say: "Well done, good and faithful servant. Enter thou into the joy of the Lord."

"Servant of Christ -- well done.
Praise be they new employ,
And while eternal ages run,
Rest in thy Savior's joy."

James E. Garrett.

(Published in the Wisconsin Historical Society; 30 N. Carroll St.; Madison, WI 53703)
Family links: 
  Elijah Parks Beecher (1810 - 1877)
  Charles Pitman Beecher (1842 - 1906)*
  Joseph A. Beecher (1844 - 1863)*
  Henry W. Beecher (1845 - 1923)*
  Arthur Clark Beecher (1858 - 1909)*
*Calculated relationship
Created by: Donna Barnes
Record added: Jul 14, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 54940169


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