Life Sketch of Mary Jane and John H. Beatty and their Children
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Life Sketch of Mary Jane and John H. Beatty and their Children
Written by Marguerite Beatty (Daughter)
John H. Beatty is the son of Abram H. Beatty and Elizabeth Hand Irwin (Beatty).
He married Mary Jane who gave him eight children.
Her first child was Marguerite Beatty, born September 13, 1876, at Goshen, Ohio. She gave birth to Fred Williams Beatty, June 23, 1878. In 1880 the family moved to Abingdon, Illinois and a second son was born January 4, 1881, named Charles Larkin. A second daughter, Elizabeth Jane was born February 23, 1883 in Abingdon, Illinois and Myra Custer was born November 22, 1884.
In the spring of 1886, John H. and Mary Jane Beatty and their five children moved to his uncle Nelson Williams farm five miles out of Gibbon, Nebraska. Elizabeth Jane died here, October 22, 1887. On November 11,1887 Myra Custer died at age 3.
In 1895 the family moved to Robinson, Kansas. Here Charles Larkin finished his schooling. His older brother, Fred, had gone into Montana where he worked on a sheep ranch, so Charles joined Fred in Helena, Montana where on June 29, 1915 he married Mati Benfer.
The climate did not agree with Matti and she and Charley returned to Kansas when she died at Highland, Kansas, May 3, 1918. Charley continued to farm at Highland until his father died at Robinson, Kansas, April 5, 1920. His mother died at Highland, January 2, 1924.
Charley sold his 5 acre home in Highland and went to Montana where he married Mary Graham, the mother of 2 sons, Ed Graham and Jack Graham.
John Harvey Beatty
(ref: news article titled "AFTER SIXTY-FIVE YEARS")
The Beattys and the Hughes reached Northeast Kansas by diverse routes, the former as refugees from a Nebraska drought, the latter from as immigrants from Ireland.
John H. Beatty was one of the farmers around Goshen, Ohio, who joined the tide that was running strong to the West and he and his family landed at Gibbon, Nebraska, with more faith than money. It turned out that his faith was misplaced. Drought spared their land, and retreat seemed the better part of valor. They heard that Northeast Kansas offered more promise, so in 1896 the Beattys found themselves farming in the Robinson community. Their eldest daughter, Marguerite, had just graduated as salutatorian of her class in the Abington, Ill. High School, so she was well qualified to accept a position as teacher in the Robinson School.
John Hughes brought his family all the way from Ireland, and some years before the arrival of the Beattys, had homesteaded land between Robinson and Everest, where Charles was born in 1878. The elder Hughes, with an A. B. Degree from Trinity College, Dublin, taught school during the winters for $25 a month. He died when Charles was two years old. Charles twin brother, Harley, lived only three months.
Marguerite Beatty and Charles Hughes, who were the same age, became good friends and on September 21, 1898, they were married in the Hiawatha Presbyterian Church. Marguerite continued teaching in the Robinson school, and Charles, who had worked for a time as typesetter and Advertising Manager for the "News Press" bought a half interest in a meat market there.
1849 - Goshen, Clermont, Ohio, USA - Birth of John H. Beatty January 1, 1849 to Abram HIldebrand Beatty and Elizabeth Hand Irwin
1878 - Robinson, Brown, Kansas, USA - Marriage to Mary Jane Robinson - Age ____
1876 - Robinson, Brown, Kansas, USA - Birth of Marguerite Mae Beatty 13 Sep 1876 - Age __
-Margaret Mae Beatty married Charles Berdyn Hughes 21 Sep 1898 in Hiawatha, Brown, Kansas. Charley had a love of athletics and played first base and was the manager of a ball club, and acquired the lifelong nickname "Manager Hughes". Marguerite a teacher in the Robinson schools. Charley was in business there. They moved to Highland, Kansas in 1902, where she took a teaching position, and he was in a Meat Packing business which continued until 1929. Together they had two sons: Randall Herbert Hughes (1908-1967) and Boyd Douglas Hughes (1910-1987). Marguerite was the Post Mistress for many years and was also the family historian, tracing her family history back many generation. She worked diligently on this until about a year before her death in 17 Jan 1971 in Highland, Kansas. He died 10 Jun 1965 in St. Joseph Missouri
1878 - Goshen, Clermont, Ohio, USA - Birth of son Fred William Beatty 23, Jun 1878 - Age ____
-Fred William Beatty worked as a City Employee and was injured on the job March 1933. He was injured in Fall - In attempting to load material on a truck, Fred Beatty of 14211 Sylvan Street, received a dislocated knee cap and possible fracture of the left leg Saturday morning when he slipped and fell to the ground. Beatty is employed in the maintenance division of the district engineer's department. The accident occurred on Sylvan street near the fire station driveway. Beatty was given first aid treatment at the hospital and then removed to the Valley hospital. Fred William Beatty died in Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California on 25 Nov 1949 at the age of 69.
1881 - ______ - Birth of Charles Larkin Beatty 4 Jan 1881. -Age ____
- Charles Larkin Beatty married Mati Benfer 29 Jun 1915. She died 3 May 1918. He then married Mary Graham in 1924. (written by Charles Larkin Beatty in the newspaper) I worked at the Naval Training Station, second largest in the U.S. with 20,000 sailors in training. We have an aluminum reduction plant and rolling mill in tow seprate units, Naval Supply depot, Geiger Air Field, with another air base and repair plant to be built this year." Mr. Beatty's address is 8105 Apple Way, Opportunity Wash. He died 3 Jan 1965 at age 84.
1883 - Abingdon, Knox, Illinois, USA - Birth of daughter Elizabeth Jane Beaty 23 Feb 1883 - Age ___
-Elizabeth Jane Beatty died as a child just four years of age. She died 22 Oct 1887 and was burried in Gibbon, Buffalo,Nebraska.
1884 - Abington, Knox, Illinois, USA - Birth of daughter Myra Custer Beatty 22 Nov 1884 - Age ___
-Myra Custer Beatty died a child three years of age. She died 11 Nov 1887.
1886 - Nebraska, USA - Birth of daughter Anna Catherine Beatty 4 Nov 1886 - Age ____
-Anna Catherine Beatty was the sixth child of John H. Beatty and Mary Jane Beatty. In 1913 she went to Helena, Montana where she joined her brothers on a sheep ranch. She became their housekeeper and cook. She took a claim nearby and Roy Wilson had taken a claim adjoining Anna's. On November 4, 1915, Anna Catherine Beatty and Roy Wilson were married and they were the parents of six children. She died in 1956, and he died in 1962.
He died at age 72