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Leo J Beachy
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Birth: Mar. 29, 1874
Grantsville
Garrett County
Maryland, USA
Death: May 5, 1927
Grantsville
Garrett County
Maryland, USA

Leo J. Beachy (18741927) left us a special legacy. One of seven children raised on a farm named Mt. Nebo, he lived in these mountains all his life. He enjoyed drawing pictures and began his career as a teacher. At thirty-one, he found his real calling.

"What induced me to take up photography was that I wanted our home photographer to go to that old log school where I taught my first school and take some pictures of it and the great hills lying about it and the rocky Savage River. He never got the pictures for me."

For the next two decades, Beachy lovingly chronicled the mountains, the villages and the travelers who passed on the National Road. He was stricken with multiple sclerosis and, as he weakened, his sister Kate drove him and carried him to spots where he could work. Made on glass plates, there are 2500 of his distinctive photographs remaining, a priceless record of a lost era on the National Road.

Parents: Jonas J. Beachy 1831 1931 and Anna Yutzy 1840 1926 
 
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 Parents:
  Jonas J Beachy (1831 - 1931)
  Anna D Yutzy Beachy (1841 - 1926)
 
 Siblings:
  Catharine J. Beachy (1870 - 1961)*
  Leo J Beachy (1874 - 1927)
  Elmer J Beachy (1879 - 1933)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Otto Cemetery
Jennings (Garrett County)
Garrett County
Maryland, USA
 
Maintained by: mdshome
Originally Created by: Roseanne Kocinski-Fowler
Record added: Jan 25, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 64655778
Leo J Beachy
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Your work lives on. Ruhe sanft.
- waldonia
 Added: Aug. 10, 2011
 
 
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