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Clarence Addison Beckwith
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Birth: Aug. 11, 1890
Van Buren County
Michigan, USA
Death: Mar. 21, 1955
Clark County
Nevada, USA

Clarence was the first son born to his parents, Austin Ormond Beckwith and Jeanette Pauline Jones Beckwith. Clarence had two older sisters and three younger brothers. They were Ruth, Lula Vern, Francis Lloyd, Glen Wells, and Benjamin Merl. His sister Ruth died in 1889 at one year and two months of age. She is buried in the Arlington Cemetery, Bangor, Van Buren Co., Michigan.

Clarence was 23 when he married 18 year old Susan Christiana Ashley on Nov 26 1913 in Paw Paw, Van Buren Co., Michigan. They had 2 sons. Ormond was the first born on Sep 5 1914. Ormond died of scarlet fever on Sep 24 1919 at age 5. He may be buried in the Arlington Cemetery. I do not know the name of the second son, but he was still born May 25 1918. He is buried in the Arlington Cemetery.

Clarence served as a Private in the US Army during WW1. He and Susan were married 4 1/2 years when he was inducted March 5 1918 in Paw Paw. He was 27 1/2 years of age, standing 5'6", with brown hair and grey eyes. He was honorably discharged from Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia on Feb
3 1919, in good health with no wounds reported.

It was reported to me that Susan died in the 1919 Flu Pandemic. I do not have confirmation of that. She was living when her son Ormond passed away. Somehow, the marriage of Clarence & Susan dissolved. It may have been because of her death or perhaps there was a divorce.

Clarence married again on June 9 1926 to Ruth Pemberton Randall at St. Bartholomew's Church in Ely, White Pine Co., Nevada. While in Nevada, Clarence made a living as a blacksmith and also drove truckloads of dynamite. He corralled wild mustangs as well and eventually opened his own gas station.

While in Ely, Clarence & Ruth were greeted by a darling daughter on Mar 24 1927. She was born on the exact anniversary of Clarence's beloved mother's death, just one short year before. They honored his mother's memory by naming the newborn Jeanette Pauline Beckwith. Baby Jeanette shared this name with another cousin, and so to distinguish their difference, they called their baby, "Jane". That nickname is what she went by for the rest of her life.

Jane grew up in Ely as an only child, adoring her father. Jane eventually married Robert Brown, and they produced two daughters. Clarence & Ruth moved to rural Las Vegas, which is where he developed liver cancer in 1954. He lived for one year after being diagnosed. His occupation, as stated on his death certificate, was that of a carpenter in the building trade.
Funeral services under the auspices of the American Legion will be held tomarrow at 11a.m. for Clarence Addison Beckwith who died Tuesday at the Rose de Lima Hospital in Henderson. Beckwith had been undergoing surgery at the hospital and was there two days.

He had been a resident of 20 years in Henderson, and was a veteran of World War 1. He was 64 years old. Beckwith is survived by his wife, Ruth Beckwith of Henderson; a daughter, Mrs. Jane Brown of North Lake, Ill.; two brothers, Merle and Glen Beckwith of South Haven, Mich., and a sister, Mrs. Vern Springett, also of South Haven.

1900 Census Bangor, Van Buren, Michigan; Roll: 745; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 0133; FHL microfilm: 1240745.

Age: 9
Birth Date: Aug 1890
Birthplace: Michigan
Home in 1900: Bangor, Van Buren, Michigan
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Son
Marital Status: Single
Father's Name: Austin O Beckwith
Father's Birthplace: Michigan
Mother's Name: Janette Beckwith
Mother's Birthplace: Ohio
Household Members:
Name Age
Austin O Beckwith 42
Janette Beckwith 32
Verne Beckwith 11
Clarence Beckwith 9
Frances Beckwith 8
Glenn Beckwith 6
Merl Beckwith 4
Ruth Beckwith 68

1930 Census McGill, White Pine, Nevada; Roll: 1297; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 9; Image: 336.0

Name: Clarence A *Beckwyth (*note incorrect spelling)
Gender: Male
Birth Year: abt 1891
Birthplace: Michigan
Race: White
Home in 1930: McGill, White Pine, Nevada
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Ruth R *Beckwyth (*note incorrect spelling)
Father's Birthplace: Ohio
Mother's Birthplace: Michigan
Occupation: Electrician
Military service: Veteran World War
Age at first marriage:35
Father's birthplace: Ohio
Mother's birthplace: Michigan

Household Members:
Name Age
Clarence A Beckwyth 39
Ruth R Beckwyth 41
Jane P Beckwyth 3

1940 Census Place: Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada; Roll: T627_2276; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 2-14.

Name: Clarence A Beckwith
Age: 48
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1892
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: Michigan
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1940: Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada
Map of Home in 1940: View Map
Street: Old Los Angeles Highway
Farm: Yes
Residence in 1935: Mesquite, Clark, Nevada
Resident on farm in 1935: Yes
Occupation: Blacksmth
House Owned or Rented: Owned
Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented: 500
Attended School or College: No
Highest Grade Completed: Elementary school, 8th grade
Hours Worked Week Prior to Census: 40
Weeks Worked in 1939: 52
Income: 1320
Income Other Sources: No
Household Members:
Name Age
Clarence A Beckwith 48
Ruth R Beckwith 50
Jane P Beckwith 13

Source: United States World War I Draft Registration
Name Clarence Addison Beckwith
Event Date 1917-1918
Event Place Van Buren County, Michigan, United States
Gender Male
Nationality United States
Birth Date 11 Aug 1890
Birthplace Bangor, Michigan, United States

Source: United States World War II Draft Registration 1942
Name Clarence *Eddison Beckwith (*Should read Addison)
Event Type Draft Registration
Event Date 1942
Event Place Las Vegas, , Hawaii, United States
Residence Place Las Vegas, , Nevada
Gender Male
Birth Date 11 Aug 1890

Clarence Addison Beckwith is my maternal Grandfather. 
Family links: 
  Austin Ormond Beckwith (1857 - 1934)
  Jeanett Pauline Jones Beckwith (1867 - 1926)
  Ruth Pemberton Randall Beckwith (1888 - 1981)*
  Ruth Beckwith (1887 - 1889)*
  Lula Verne Beckwith Springett (1889 - 1961)*
  Clarence Addison Beckwith (1890 - 1955)
  Francis Lloyd Beckwith (1891 - 1954)*
  Glen Wells Beckwith (1893 - 1978)*
  Benjamin Merl Beckwith (1895 - 1976)*
*Calculated relationship
Bunkers Memory Gardens Cemetery
Las Vegas
Clark County
Nevada, USA
Plot: Garden of the Good Shepherd Lot 201 space 3 & 4
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Record added: Apr 09, 2005
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Clarence Addison Beckwith
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- Neil B (John 3:16)
 Added: Nov. 25, 2013
Sending love and gratitude to my dear grandfather on this Memorial Day 2013.
- fonda flamingo
 Added: May. 27, 2013
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