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Jeremiah Thornton "Jerry" Beach
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Birth: May 26, 1853
Rutland County
Vermont, USA
Death: 1912
Fort Collins
Larimer County
Colorado, USA

Son of Vermonters Stukely T. Beach and Margaret [aka Maryette] Thornton, Jeremiah was first born in a family of four known children, all born in Castleton, Rutland Co., VT. He was twice wed. His first wife, Nellie Hewitt was a native New Yorker. His second wife, Salvina, daughter of Jacob Flowers and Elizabeth Meeks, was born in West Virginia.

"History of Larimer County, Colorado," comp. Ansel Watrous [The Courier Printing & Publishing Company, Fort Collins, Colorado, 1911], p.p. 437-438:

JERRY THORNTON BEACH. -- Wherever sheep raising and wood growing can be carried on with success and at a profit, there one may expect to find some of the hardy sons of the Green Mountain state engaged in the business. Vermont was for many years prior to 1850, the chief wool growing state in the Union, but since that time the annual clip has decreased, owing to strong outside competition. But the choice breeds of fine wooled merino sheep of ancient pedigree raised in Vermont are celebrated all over the world, and have been exported to Australia, South American and other remote countries. Texas, Colorado and California sheep-raisers still visit that state to get thoroughbred animals to use in keeping up the standard of their flocks. Our subject was raised in a sheep-raising and wool-growing atmosphere and on arrive [sic] at man's estate, he came to Colorado to establish himself in the business that his father had followed among the mountains of Vermont.

Mr. Beach was born May 26th, 1853, at Castleton, Vermont, and raised on a farm. In 1872 he married Nellie Hewitt and shortly afterwards started for Fort Collins, which has since, with the exception of a few years spent in Wyoming, been his home. He stocked a ranch near Spring canon with sheep and laid the foundation for a competence, but in 1877 sold his ranch and sheep to Rogers and Moore and engaged in farming in Pleasant valley. In 1881 he went to Lookout Mountain, Wyoming, and in company with his father established another sheep ranch which he sold in 1889 and returned to Fort Collins. Since then he has bought and sold sheep and fed lambs for the eastern markets, going with one shipment to England where he sold his lambs at a good profit. Two sons were born to him by his first wife, Edgar and Walter.

For his second wife, Mr. Beach married Salvina Flowers in 1880 [sic]*, and four children were born to them: Mrs. Minnie Hotchkiss, Mrs. Maggie Johnson, Mrs. Cora Snook and Herbert C. Beach. His second wife died in 1905, and Mr. Beach now has his home with his daughter, Mrs. Snook, at 410 S. Howes street. Mr. Beach, his young wife and father and mother arrived in Fort Collins from Vermont, December 31st, 1872.

Shortly afterwards he went to work as a salesman in Jacob Welch's general store, having in the meantime, established his father and mother on the Spring canyon sheep ranch, where he remained seven years, becoming thoroughly acquainted with the business and with the people. He was an excellent salesman, faithful, accurate and trustworthy. In 1890, he, like many others, engaged in sheep feeding and buying lambs on the range and selling them to other feeders. One season he bought and sold 75,000 lambs, and was considered one of the best judges of sheep in the country.

Since his wife died in 1905, he has led a retired life. His father and mother both died in this city a few years ago.

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*According to Larimer County marriage records, Jeremiah Beach and Sallie Flowers were married 17 Dec 1879.
Family links: 
  Stukley T Beach (1824 - 1897)
  Margaret Thornton Beach (1832 - 1909)
  Salvina Rebecca Flowers Beach (1859 - 1905)
  Edgar Carolas Beach (1874 - 1942)*
  Walter H. Beach (1876 - 1947)*
  Minnie Beach Hotchkiss (1880 - 1919)*
  Margaret May Beach Johnson (1883 - 1947)*
  Cora Flowers Beach Snook (1888 - 1959)*
  Jeremiah Thornton Beach (1853 - 1912)
  George H Beach (1855 - 1882)*
  Ida Elnora Beach (1860 - 1878)*
*Calculated relationship
Grandview Cemetery
Fort Collins
Larimer County
Colorado, USA
Maintained by: J.K.Erickson
Originally Created by: Judson Rhoads
Record added: Jun 29, 2011
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Jeremiah Thornton Jerry Beach
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Jeremiah Thornton Jerry Beach
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Jeremiah Thornton Jerry Beach
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In remembrance of a distant Colvin and Thornton cousin.
- cpt
 Added: Nov. 5, 2015

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