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John Hurst Beecroft
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Birth: Oct. 19, 1846
Bradford
West Yorkshire, England
Death: Apr. 25, 1919
Douglas
Cochise County
Arizona, USA

Son of Joseph Beecroft and Sarah Hurst

Married Ellen Chestnut, 20 Nov 1864, Rockport, Summit, Utah

Children - William Chestnut Beecroft, Joseph Henry Beecroft, Sarah Ellen Beecroft, John Chestnut Beecroft, Robert Chestnut Beecroft, Mary Beecroft, James Beecroft, Martha Beecroft

Married Catherine Ann Martin, 27 Feb 1880, St. George, Washington, Utah

Children - Isabell Beecroft, Mary Ann Beecroft, Laura Beecroft, Rose Ann Beecroft, Alice Tempest Beecroft, Christopher Beecroft

Married Petrine Bertelsen, 8 Feb 1912, Parowan, Iron, Utah

An Enduring Legacy, Volume Four, p. 311

John H. Beecroft was an honest, cheerful, industrious, kindly old gentleman whose greatest handicap was deafness. He was not a polygamist, as were most men who had gone to Mexico. He and his wife raised a large family before his wife died. After this, he had married again, a highly temperamental woman from whom he separated soon after their marriage.

An Enduring Legacy, Volume Four, p. 312

During the time he lived with Mother he seemed to be always busy. Among other jobs, besides the outside chores, he trimmed the orchard trees and cut the trimmings up for firewood. During late spring, summer and fall, he would go to the fields with a scythe, cut alfalfa and other vegetation from the ditch banks, and then trudge home with a tremendous load on his back to be fed to "old Hetty," the milk cow. His plodding along next to the highway so burdened is one picture of him I retain in my mind.

An Enduring Legacy, Volume Four, p. 312

Although their life together was very brief, Parley sincerely felt that they were as congenial and happy during the little less than two years of their marriage as could be expected. After Thrine's death, $161.55 of the meager funds of her estate was allotted to this good old gentleman. This was barely enough to pay his way back to Mexico, where he died soon after. 
 
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 Parents:
  Joseph Beecroft (1811 - 1883)
  Sarah Hurst Beecroft (1813 - 1882)
 
 Spouses:
  Ellen Chestnut Beecroft (1844 - 1879)
  Catherine Ann Martin Beecroft (1860 - 1895)
  Threne Nielsen Bertelsen Dalley (1840 - 1914)
 
 Children:
  William Chesnut Beecroft (1865 - 1946)*
  Sarah Ellen Beecroft Naegle (1870 - 1913)*
  John Chestnut Beecroft (1871 - 1948)*
  Robert Chesnut Beecroft (1873 - 1958)*
  James Thomas Beecroft (1875 - 1876)*
  Isabell Beecroft Kartchner (1881 - 1909)*
  Mary Ann Beecroft Haymore (1883 - 1964)*
  Rose Ann Beecroft Dillman (1888 - 1977)*
  Alice Tempest Beecroft Rowley (1890 - 1919)*
  Christopher Beecroft (1893 - 1965)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Calvary Cemetery
Douglas
Cochise County
Arizona, USA
 
Created by: SMSmith
Record added: May 31, 2010
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