|Death: ||Aug. 15, 1923|
Joel Willis Beckham was born in Wayne Co, TN and moved to Jefferson Co, IL in 1863 with his parents and siblings. He was married 1st on 30 Sep 1869 in Jefferson Co, IL to Sarah Emeline Martin. He was married (2nd) in 1920 in Jefferson Co, IL to Mary J Randall. The children of Joel Willis Beckham and Sarah Emeline Martin are: (1) Nevada Julie Beckham born Jun 1870 in IL and died 1949 in Jefferson Co, IL who married Lee Crier Martin; (2) Olive Margaret Beckham born Apr 1872 in IL and died 1903 in Jefferson Co, IL who married James Stinson Peterson; (3) John Willis Beckham born 8 Feb 1875 in Elk Prairie Twsp, Jefferson Co, IL and died 20 Jan 1937 in Waltonville, Jefferson Co, IL who married Drucie A McLaughlin and Mary Ana (Allen) Kelley; (4) Edward Beckham born 1876 in IL and died before 1900; (5) Mary Lorrin Beckham born 21 May 1880 in Elk Prairie Twsp, Jefferson Co, IL and died 9 Nov 1917 in Jefferson Co, IL who married Samuel Johnson Hicks; (6) Cora Jennie Beckham born 6 Mar 1882 in Elk Prairie Twsp, Jefferson Co, IL and died 11 May 1973 in Flora, IL who married James Alvah Wells; (7) Samuel Joel Beckham born 7 Feb 1884 in Elk Prairie Twsp, Jeffercon Co, IL and died 24 Nov 1916 in Jefferson Co, IL who married Margaret A Schultz; (8) Franklin Beckham born May 1886 in Elk Prairie Twsp, Jefferson Co, IL and died 14 Sep 1939 in Dareville, Jefferson Co, IL who married Lillie Martin; and (9) Sarah Thompson Beckham born Aug 1889 in IL.
The following obituary came from the Mt Vernon Register-News, Mt Vernon, Jefferson Co, IL on 16 Aug 1923 - Thursday - Pg 3:
Joel Beckham is buried 2:300 p.m. At Hickory Hill
Joel Beckham who died suddenly of heart trouble about 12:30 at his home in Elk Prairie yesterday, was buried this afternoon at Hickory Hill in McClellan township.
Mr. Beckham had been in poor health, and died shortly after a visit to his barn to inspect some oats just threshed. He returned to the house, fell on the porch and died before medical aid could be summoned. Mrs. Beckham rushed to his assistance when he fell.
Mr. Beckham was 75 years old and highly respeced resident.
Green Berry Beckham (1814 - ____)
Rebecca Weatherford Beckham (1820 - ____)
Sarah Emeline Martin Beckham (1854 - 1919)*
Nevada Julie Beckham Martin (1870 - 1949)*
Franklin Beckham (1886 - 1939)*
William Green Berry Beckham (1841 - 1915)*
Edward Beckham (1845 - 1913)*
Joel Willis Beckham (1848 - 1923)
James W Beckham (1849 - 1902)*
Note: Son of Green Berry Beckham and Rebecca Weatherford, husband of Sarah Emeline Martin and Mary J Randall
South Hickory Hill Cemetery
Created by: James E Heidlebaugh
Record added: Jul 28, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28587428
Added: Aug. 24, 2009