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 Sam Erie <I>Wilson</I> Beckham

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Sam Erie Wilson Beckham

  • Birth 16 Jan 1889
  • Death 16 Aug 1990
  • Burial McClellan Township, Jefferson County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 28678831

Sam Erie Wilson was married on 16 Jun 1907 in Elk Prairie Twsp, Jeffercon Co, IL to Joe Beckham. Their only child was Margaret Beckham born 17 Nov 1907 in McClellan Twsp, Jefferson Co, IL and died 21 Sep 2000 in Stratford, Sherman Co, TX who married Byford Charles Denham.

The following obituary came from the Register-News, Mt Vernon, Jefferson Co, IL on 18 Aug 1990 - Saturday - Pg 2A:

Erie Beckham Mt Vernon

Erie Beckham, 101, of Jeffersonian Nursing Home, formerly of 1215 Jones St., died 7:50 p.m. Aug. 16, 1990, at Jeffersonian Nursing Home.

Mrs. Beckham was employed at the Mt. Vernon Shoe Factory for several years.

She was born Jan. 16, 1889, in Jefferson County, a daughter of S. H. Nad Mary Emmaline (Strain) Wilson. In 1907 in Jefferson County, she married Joe Beckham, who died in 1953.

Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at the Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon with Grant Hawkins officiating. Burial will follow in South Hickory Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Beckham is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Margaret Denham of Mt. Vernon; two sisters, Mrs. Opal Wells and Mrs. Mildred Kries, both of San Diego; five grandchildren, Betty Jean Brown, JoEllen Campbell, Donald Denham, Neva Holstein and Sandra Kissner; nine great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces.

Mrs. Beckham was a member of South Hickory Hill Christian Church.

In addition to her husband, shd was preceded in death by her parents, five brothers, three sisters and one granddaughter.

Family Members

Gravesite Details Daughter of Samuel Henry Wilson and Mary Evelyn Strain, wife of Joe Beckham





  • Created by: James E Heidlebaugh
  • Added: 31 Jul 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 28678831
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sam Erie Wilson Beckham (16 Jan 1889–16 Aug 1990), Find A Grave Memorial no. 28678831, citing South Hickory Hill Cemetery, McClellan Township, Jefferson County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by James E Heidlebaugh (contributor 47011691) .