|Birth: ||Sep. 25, 1900|
|Death: ||Aug. 27, 1956|
Royal, (Roy) Beauchamp's parents were Charles & Adeline Beauchamp.
The story goes that the samll town where he was born, Whitney, was supposed to be named Beauchamp's Vill, but
the family never did find out the reason for the sudden change to Whitney. (The small community of Whitney appears to be about 35 miles southeast of Hardwood, Michigan along Route M-69)
At the age of 16, Royal & a brother walked all the way from Canada to Whitney.
Stella & Royal were married in 1916 in Escanaba, Delta County, Michigan. Stella was 15 years & 11 months of age & Royal 20 when their 1st child, son Francis, was born. Along came the other 11: Robert, Arnabelle, Ernest, Edwin, Leslie, Emanuel, Eunice, Honore, Donald, Lorraine & Karen.
In 1922 tragedy struck the family when 4-year-old son Robert ran after his father's truck, slipped and was run over. One year after Robert's death, Edwin, their 6-month old infant, died from pneumonia.
Son Leslie died in 1972 at the age of 47.
The family originally lived in Iron Mountain while Roy worked at the Ford Motor Company, & later in Escanaba, Delta, Michigan. In 1934 they bought a farm in Hardwood, Dickinson County, Michigan. In 1945, on the 1st day of hunting season, less than a mile away from home, Roy was accidently shot & killed. Stella was left with 5 children still at home. Three sons, Leslie, Emanuel & Ernest were in the service and it was months before they learned of their father's death.
More of this family can be found in the Breen Township Centennial Book: 1878-1978
Samuel Piche (1872 - 1955)
Phillena Rouse Piche (1881 - 1961)
Royal Joseph Beauchamp (1896 - 1945)*
Francis Roy Beauchamp (1917 - 2002)*
Arnabelle M. Beauchamp Paquette (1920 - 2014)*
Ernest Joseph Beauchamp (1922 - 1990)*
Leslie H. Beauchamp (1925 - 1972)*
Emanuel F. Beauchamp (1926 - 1998)*
Honore J. Beauchamp (1929 - 2007)*
Lorraine S. Beauchamp Raihala (1934 - 1991)*
Stella Marie Piche Beauchamp (1900 - 1956)
Edna Piche Perron (1902 - 1928)*
Wilfred J. Piche (1903 - 1980)*
Eunice Piche (1904 - 1908)*
Mabel L. Piche Dedich (1906 - 1970)*
Lucille E. Piche Collins (1908 - 1975)*
Mildred Piche (1910 - 1910)*
Lloyd W. Piche (1912 - 1986)*
Francis J. Piche (1913 - 1980)*
Mildred Piche Boldt (1915 - 2011)*
Ronald R Piche (1917 - 1986)*
Evelyn Dorothy Piche Tousignant (1918 - 1973)*
Walter E. Piche (1921 - 1992)*
Marie Alice Piche Grau (1925 - 1996)*
Large stone - "BEAUCHAMP" is engraved across the top front. On the lower right, "STELLA MARIE 1900 1956". Foot stone - "MOTHER 1900 1956"
Foster City Cemetery
Created by: L.A. Tousignant
Record added: Oct 28, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 60771693