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Jean Raphael Fuqua Beckham
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Birth: Aug. 19, 1879
Death: Oct. 4, 1962

COURIER JOURNAL OBITUARY - 10/06/1962
FORMER GOVERNOR'S WIDOW DIES AT 83
Mrs. John Crepps Wickliffe Beckham, 83, widow of a former Kentucky Governor and United States senator, died Thursday at her home in Winter Park, Fla. She had lived there more than 30 years. Her husband, who died in 1940, was a colorful force in Kentucky politics for nearly two decades. He began his career as a State representative in 1896. He was later elected lieutenant governor and then became Governor in 1900 after the assassination of Governor William Goebel. He served in the U. S. Senate from 1914 to 1920. He remained active as a Democratic Party leader. Mrs. Beckham, the former Jean Fuqua, was an Owensboro native. She was active in Presbyterian Church work in Florida. Her survivors include a daughter, Miss Eleanor Beckham, New York, and a sister, Mrs. W. E. Gardner. The body will be at Lee E. Cralle Funeral Home, 1330 S. Third, after 1 p.m. Monday. The funeral will be there at 1 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in Frankfort Cemetery, Frankfort, Ky.
(abstracted by Dolores Bohn)
 
 
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 Parents:
  Joseph Anderson Fuqua (1849 - 1915)
  Eleanor Raphael Smith Fuqua (1853 - 1928)
 
 Spouse:
  John Crepps Wickliffe Beckham (1869 - 1940)
 
 Children:
  Eleanor Raphael Beckham (1901 - 1987)*
  John Crepps Wickliffe Beckham (1905 - 1934)*
 
 Siblings:
  William Hampden Fuqua (1875 - 1944)*
  Bettie Fuqua (1878 - 1878)*
  Jean Raphael Fuqua Beckham (1879 - 1962)
  Joseph Anderson Fuqua (1883 - 1937)*
  Thomas Leitch Fuqua (1884 - 1955)*
  George McFerran Fuqua (1887 - 1960)*
  Hettie Belle Fuqua Gardner (1889 - 1980)*
  Peter Smith Fuqua (1892 - 1914)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Frankfort Cemetery
Frankfort
Franklin County
Kentucky, USA
 
Created by: Francie Ede
Record added: Mar 26, 2010
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Jean Raphael <i>Fuqua</i> Beckham
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Jean Raphael <i>Fuqua</i> Beckham
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Jean Raphael <i>Fuqua</i> Beckham
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