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John Hurst Beecroft

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John Hurst Beecroft

Birth
Bradford, Metropolitan Borough of Bradford, West Yorkshire, England
Death
25 Apr 1919 (aged 72)
Douglas, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
Burial
Douglas, Cochise County, Arizona, USA Add to Map
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Son of Joseph Beecroft and Sarah Hurst

Married Ellen Chestnut, 20 Nov 1864, Rockport, Summit, Utah

Children - William Chestnut Beecroft, Joseph Henry Beecroft, Sarah Ellen Beecroft, John Chestnut Beecroft, Robert Chestnut Beecroft, Mary Beecroft, James Beecroft, Martha Beecroft

Married Catherine Ann Martin, 27 Feb 1880, St. George, Washington, Utah

Children - Isabell Beecroft, Mary Ann Beecroft, Laura Beecroft, Rose Ann Beecroft, Alice Tempest Beecroft, Christopher Beecroft

Married Petrine Bertelsen, 8 Feb 1912, Parowan, Iron, Utah

An Enduring Legacy, Volume Four, p. 311

John H. Beecroft was an honest, cheerful, industrious, kindly old gentleman whose greatest handicap was deafness. He was not a polygamist, as were most men who had gone to Mexico. He and his wife raised a large family before his wife died. After this, he had married again, a highly temperamental woman from whom he separated soon after their marriage.

An Enduring Legacy, Volume Four, p. 312

During the time he lived with Mother he seemed to be always busy. Among other jobs, besides the outside chores, he trimmed the orchard trees and cut the trimmings up for firewood. During late spring, summer and fall, he would go to the fields with a scythe, cut alfalfa and other vegetation from the ditch banks, and then trudge home with a tremendous load on his back to be fed to "old Hetty," the milk cow. His plodding along next to the highway so burdened is one picture of him I retain in my mind.

An Enduring Legacy, Volume Four, p. 312

Although their life together was very brief, Parley sincerely felt that they were as congenial and happy during the little less than two years of their marriage as could be expected. After Thrine's death, $161.55 of the meager funds of her estate was allotted to this good old gentleman. This was barely enough to pay his way back to Mexico, where he died soon after.
Son of Joseph Beecroft and Sarah Hurst

Married Ellen Chestnut, 20 Nov 1864, Rockport, Summit, Utah

Children - William Chestnut Beecroft, Joseph Henry Beecroft, Sarah Ellen Beecroft, John Chestnut Beecroft, Robert Chestnut Beecroft, Mary Beecroft, James Beecroft, Martha Beecroft

Married Catherine Ann Martin, 27 Feb 1880, St. George, Washington, Utah

Children - Isabell Beecroft, Mary Ann Beecroft, Laura Beecroft, Rose Ann Beecroft, Alice Tempest Beecroft, Christopher Beecroft

Married Petrine Bertelsen, 8 Feb 1912, Parowan, Iron, Utah

An Enduring Legacy, Volume Four, p. 311

John H. Beecroft was an honest, cheerful, industrious, kindly old gentleman whose greatest handicap was deafness. He was not a polygamist, as were most men who had gone to Mexico. He and his wife raised a large family before his wife died. After this, he had married again, a highly temperamental woman from whom he separated soon after their marriage.

An Enduring Legacy, Volume Four, p. 312

During the time he lived with Mother he seemed to be always busy. Among other jobs, besides the outside chores, he trimmed the orchard trees and cut the trimmings up for firewood. During late spring, summer and fall, he would go to the fields with a scythe, cut alfalfa and other vegetation from the ditch banks, and then trudge home with a tremendous load on his back to be fed to "old Hetty," the milk cow. His plodding along next to the highway so burdened is one picture of him I retain in my mind.

An Enduring Legacy, Volume Four, p. 312

Although their life together was very brief, Parley sincerely felt that they were as congenial and happy during the little less than two years of their marriage as could be expected. After Thrine's death, $161.55 of the meager funds of her estate was allotted to this good old gentleman. This was barely enough to pay his way back to Mexico, where he died soon after.


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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/53078065/john_hurst-beecroft: accessed ), memorial page for John Hurst Beecroft (19 Oct 1846–25 Apr 1919), Find a Grave Memorial ID 53078065, citing Calvary Cemetery, Douglas, Cochise County, Arizona, USA; Maintained by SMS (contributor 46491005).