|Birth: ||Sep. 19, 1842|
|Death: ||Aug. 11, 1928|
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Emma Walker Mead was born on September 19, 1842 in Springdale, Hamilton Co., Ohio, the daughter of Benjamin Church Mead (1804-1850) and Mary Livingston Brown Mead (1810-1897). Her mother married William Durland Hilts (1806-1874) on May 11, 1853 in Cincinnati. He was the appraiser of her husband's estate. They moved to Illinois in 1857.
Emma married John Beeler on her 23rd birthday in Towanda, McLean County, Illinois at the home of her mother and stepfather, William Durland Hilts. John had recently recovered from wounds inflicted during the siege of Vicksburg. He was born on March 16, 1837 in Sharonville, Hamilton County, Ohio, the youngest son of Samuel Beeler (1793-1858) and Anna Myers (Meyers) Beeler (1794-1879).
The children of John Beeler and Emma Mead were:
• John Allen Beeler, born June 28, 1867 in Towanda, McLean County, Illinois; died July 11, 1945 in New York City, New York. He married (1) Fannie Mary Gillette ca. 1895, probably in Denver, Colorado; she was born January 31, 1874 in Connecticut; died November 19, 1908 in Denver, Colorado. He married (2) Amanda Ida Rosina Gall July 17, 1913 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois; she was born July 30, 1889 in Sebewaing, Huron County, Michigan; she died July 17, 1981 in Wilton Manors, Broward County, Florida.
• Edwin Mead Beeler, born July 2, 1871 in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio; died October 18, 1931 in Scarsdale, Westchester County, New York. He married Mary Agnes Hickey June 12, 1900 in Denver, Denver County, Colorado; she was born June 22, 1881 in Albany, Albany County, New York; she died after 1930.
• Mary Emma Beeler, born October 21, 1873 in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio; she died August 24, 1910 in The Dalles, Wasco County, Oregon. She married Oscar Henry Sawers February 3, 1897 in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio; he was born February 10, 1871 in Lafayette, Tippecannoe County, Indiana; he died December 18, 1941 in Manatee City, Manatee County, Florida.
John and Emma Beeler lived in Cincinnati after their marriage. During the 1870s he was a partner in Beeler and Curry, stationery and engraving firm. He was later connected with the federal internal revenue department of Cincinnati. In 1908, John Beeler gave up active business when he and Emma moved to Denver to be near their sons, John Allen and Edwin.
Their son, John Allen Beeler, was an assistant engineer in the construction of the cable railways of Cincinnati and Denver from 1885 to 1890, and the chief engineer of the Denver Tramway Company from 1890 to 1902. He left Ohio for Denver around 1890, where he worked in the construction of the streetcar lines and became subsequently became general manager of the Denver Tram Company and the Director of Operations, Denver and Intermountain Railroad Company.
John Allen "J.A." became vice president and general manager of the Denver Tramway Company in 1902 and remained with it until 1915, when he established his own consultant practice. He was a consultant engineer on transit and other public utility projects in Atlanta, New York, Boston, Washington, Kansas City, New Orleans, Dallas, Seattle, and other cities. He also served, from 1902 to 1915, as vice-president and general superintendent of the D. and N.W. Railway Company, and from 1903 to 1915 as director in charge of operations of the Denver and Intermountain Railroad Company. In New York he later was a consulting traffic expert for the New York Transit Commission.
Emma and John celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on September 19, 1915. John Beeler died there on February 12, 1920, age 83. Emma outlived him by eight years and died at her son Edwin Mead Beeler's home in New York City on August 11, 1928, at the age 86 years.
Benjamin Church Mead (1804 - 1850)
Mary Livingston Brown Mead Hilts (1810 - 1897)
John Beeler (1837 - 1920)
John Allen Beeler (1867 - 1945)*
Mary Emma Beeler Sawers (1873 - 1910)*
Walter Scott Mead (1841 - 1843)*
Emma Walker Mead Beeler (1842 - 1928)
Eliza Perlee Mead (1844 - 1902)*
Frances Mead (1845 - 1846)*
Frances Etta Mead (1846 - 1849)*
Elmore Mead (1849 - 1851)*
Created by: Sandra Johnson Witt
Record added: Apr 22, 2011
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