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William Richard Beamer

  • Birth 11 Nov 1846 Sweet Springs, Saline County, Missouri, USA
  • Death 4 Jul 1900 Morgan Hill, Santa Clara County, California, USA
  • Burial Unknown
  • Memorial ID 89263592

Son of Menoah J. Beamer &
Mary "Polly" Owen m. 27 Apr 1847 MO
One of nine (known) children;
5 sisters & 3 brothers
1849 James Henry***see below
1852 Nancy Missouri
1854 Martha Virginia (McGrew) (Evans)***see below
1855 Laura Elizabeth (Cropp)***see below
1858 Philip Robert***see below
1860 Thomas W.
1864 Mary L.***see below
1869 Rebecka (Hancock)***see below

His father married;
Sarah Leila Hutcherson
18 Dec 1873 Lafayette County, MO
Four half-siblings;
1 half-sister & 3 half-brothers
1876 Paschal Hutcherson***see below
1877 Samuel Campbell
1879 Hattie Irene (Patrick)***see below
1883 Glover***see below

Married Sarah
Father of two children;
1 daughter & 1 son
1855 Helen F. (Carrick)
1857 Luke

Married Mary Jane Frizzell
27 Mar 1866 Saline Co, MO
Father of three children;
2 daughters & 1 son
1868 Gertrude Emma "Gertie" (Rasmussen)***see below
1870 Richard Henry***see below
1875 Mary V. (McKinnon)

He is living with his three children in the home of his daughter Helen and her family

Often referred to as "Stoker" Beamer because he worked for Woodland's fire department. "Dick" as he was mostly known as had the job was to keeping the fire stoked for the fire department's 1874 Clapp & Jones steam fire engine.

Dick or "W.R." was married to Mary Jane Frizzell in Saline Co, MO when he was just 19 and she 18. Their first child, "Gertie" who was born 10 days before Dick's 22nd birthday.

Two more children, a son and then a daughter, would follow before his wife's untimely death. His wife Mary died just after their daughter Mary's birth in 1875

1890 W. R. resigned as stoker in Woodland

Married Mary F. (?)
No children were born of this children

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  • Created by: Marcia Lynne vonGunden
  • Added: 28 Apr 2012
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