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Luther Sanford Beasley / Ruth Matella Claggett


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Luther Sanford Beasley / Ruth Matella Claggett

[14155]
Husband: Luther Sanford Beasley
Born: 15 Mar 1859[22] [23] [24] at: Reva, Culpeper, Virginia, USA
Married: 20 Aug 1882at: Lexington, McClean, Illinois, USA
Died: 27 Nov 1925[25] at: Lexington, McLean, Illinois, United States
Father: Thomas Wesley Beasley
Mother: Ann Elizabeth Claggett
Notes: [27]
Wife: Ruth Matella Claggett
Born: 1 Oct 1856at: Warrenton, Fauquier, Virginia, USA
Died: 23 Jan 1915[28] at: Normal, McLean, Illinois, USA
Father: James Augustine Claggett
Mother: Catherine Johnson
Notes: [29]
Sources: [28] [30]
Children
Name: Johnson Tucker Beasley [62] [57] [58] [59] [60] [61] [55] [56]
Born: 18 Feb 1883[55] at: Culpeper, Virginia, USA
Married: at:  
Died: 1 Apr 1950[56] at: Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA
Spouses: Elizabethe Margarethe Wilhelmine Bremser

Name: Beulah Beasley [80]
Born: 25 Sep 1884[80] at: Lexington, McLean, Illinois, United States
Married: at:  
Died: 23 Nov 1959at: Normal, McClean County, Illinois
Spouses: Zacharias T. Garrett

Name: Frances Folsom Beasley [6767] [6755] [6756] [6757] [6758] [6759] [6761] [6762] [6764] [6765] [6766] [6768] [6769]
Born: 29 Sep 1886[6755] [6756] [6757] [6758] [6759] [6761] [6762] at: Lexington, McLean County, Illinois, USA
Married: at:  
Died: 12 Feb 1979[6764] at: Macon, Macon County, Illinois, USA
Spouses: William Melvin Grimes

Name: Guy Claggett Beasley [68] [66] [67] [63] [64] [65]
Born: 21 Jun 1888[63] [64] at:
Married: at:  
Died: 24 Jul 1976[65] at: Pontiac, Oakland, Michigan, USA
Spouses: Olga T. Bredesen , Alma Amelia Kron

Name: Ruth Matella Beasley [83] [81] [82]
Born: 17 Oct 1891[81] [82] at: Lexington, McLean, Illinois, United States
Married: at:  
Died: 27 Dec 1984at: Lexington, McLean, Illinois, United States
Spouses: Ray Haymond Ricketts

Name: Felix Matthew Beasley [73] [72] [69] [70] [71]
Born: 21 Aug 1894[69] [70] at:
Married: at:  
Died: 12 Jun 1964[71] at: Detroit, Michigan, USA
Spouses: Frances Cleveland , Nancy Elizabeth Evans , Mary Bass

Name: Ann Catherine Beasley [74] [75] [76]
Born: 8 Mar 1896[74] at:
Married: at:  
Died: 17 May 1948[75] at:
Spouses: Lyle Murphy , Earl James Nocton


Pedigree Chart for: Luther Sanford Beasley

      /--
   /--
   |  \--
/--Thomas Wesley  Beasley 
|  |  /--
|  \--
|     \--
|--Luther Sanford  Beasley 
|     /--Samuel  Claggett  II
|  /--Samuel  Claggett  III
|  |  \--Amey Jane  Ramey 
\--Ann Elizabeth  Claggett 
   |  /--Samuel  Claggett  II
   \--Julia Frances  Sanford 
      \--Kesiah  Wilson 

Pedigree Chart for: Ruth Matella Claggett

      /--Samuel  Claggett  II
   /--Samuel  Claggett  III
   |  \--Amey Jane  Ramey 
/--James Augustine  Claggett 
|  |  /--Thomas  Sanford 
|  \--Lucy  Sanford 
|     \--Kesiah  Wilson 
|--Ruth Matella  Claggett 
|     /--
|  /--Moses  Johnson 
|  |  \--
\--Catherine  Johnson 
   |  /--
   \--Catherine  Norris 
      \--Hannah  Bell 

[14155] Luther and Matella were first cousins.

[27] The 1900 Census gives his occupation as "Day Laborer". He left Virginia to settle in Illinois. Obituary: Luther Beasley is Called Suddenly Dies from Heart Failure Friday While at Work Husking Corn Luther Beasley, of Reva, Virginia, a former Lexington resident, who has been visiting for several weeks at the home of relatives at Lexington, was found dead Friday morning about seven o'clock in a field southeast of town near the home of his niece, Mrs. Earl Warner, where he had gone to shuck corn. Mr. Beasley had lived in Lexington for many years until two and a half years ago, when he moved to Virginia. He came back to Lexington recently with the intention of making this city his home again, and expected Mrs. Beasley to arrive from the south within a few days. He had not been feeling well Thursday night, but went into the field to shuck corn Friday morning and was found dead about seven o'clock, presumably from heart failure. He was born in Virginia, March 15, 1859, and moved to Lexington when but sixteen years old. He was united in marriage forty-five years ago to Metella [sic] Claggett, who died January 23. 1915. After his return to Virginia, be was married in September, 1916, to Dora Kilby, who survives. The following surviving children were born to his first marriage: J. P. [sic] Beasley of Kansas City, Mo.; Mrs. Beulah Garrett, of Lexington, Mrs. Frances Grimes of Normal, Guy, of Chicago, Felix, of Detroit, Mich., Mrs. Ruth Ricketts, of Lexington and Catharine, of Chicago. Funeral services were held from the Baptist church in Lexington at two o'clock, with the pastor, Rev. Edwin Erickson, in charge. A quartet composed of Mesdames Gilbert Jenkins and Estella F. Mowdy and Messrs. Joe Leach and Ira Whiteman, sang. The pallbearers were: William Anderson, Clayton Ballinger, Mack Wick, Edward Murphy, T. M. Patton and H. E. Flesher. Interment was made in the Lexington cemetery. Those from distance in attendance were: Lillian Taylor and Mrs. Bessie Corbon, all of Reva, Virginia. All of the children were present except Felix of Detroit.

[29] Based on notes compiled by Ruth Matella Beasley. "My mother came to Illinois on Christmas Day, 1866." Obituary: MRS. LUTHER BEASLEY Well Known Lexington Woman Died at Brokaw Hospital Saturday Matella, daughter of James A. and Catherine Claggett, was born at Warrenton, Farquier [sic] county, Virginia, Oct. 1: 1855 and died at the Brokaw hospital in Normal, Jan. 23, 1915. She came to Illinois with her parents on Christmas day in 1866 and they located on a farm her father purchased south of Lexington, which continued to be the family home until after her father's death in 1886. Here she was married to Luther S. Beasley August 4, 1882. Seven children were born to this union, all of whom survive their mother. They are: Johnson T. and Guy C., of Chicago, Mrs. William Grimes of Chenoa;, Mrs. Zack T. Garrett, Mrs. Ray Pickens, Felix M. and Katherine of Lexington. She is also survived by her husband, one brother, R. T. Claggett and three grandchildren. Mrs. Beasley had been ill for about three weeks and was taken to the Brokaw hospital Wednesday where she underwent a severe operation Thursday. All that could be done for her was done but without avail and she passed away about nine o'clock Saturday evening. The body was brought to home Sunday morning where the funeral service was held at 2 p. m. Tuesday. Rev. C. S. Osborn, pastor of the Baptist church, of which Mrs. Beasley was a member, officiated. The burial was in the Lexington cemetery. Mrs. Beasley was a loving wife and a mother, a kind neighbor and a faithful friend and she will be greatly missed in her home and by all who knew her. -- Thursday, January 28, 1915

[62] The 1900 census gives his occupation at age 17 as a dry goods clerk. A member of the Claggett family, Bernard Clagget, owned a "dry goods store" as of the 1900 Census, so it's possible Johnson worked in his uncle's store. According to his daughter, Jane, Johnson was a "high expense man," She said that he worked many years as a traveling salesman for a seat manufacturer. In 1930, he separated from his wife and moved from Kansas City, Missouri, to Chicago. He was frequently out of touch with the rest of his family. After the Depression hit, in 1933 his seating sales job went from salary plus commission to full commission. He left that job and managed hotels. We know from family letters that in 1950 he was managing the Hazel-Crest Hotel at 4278 Hazel Avenue in Chicago. He stayed in touch with some members of the family on occasion, as shown by letters he wrote. His daughter Jane wrote, "In graduate school [around 1944] I came into Chicago to accompany a friend to the hospital. On leaving the hospital I called my father to tell him I was in town, was returning to Ann Arbor on a train later that day, but would have some time to visit, if he were free. He became annoyed that I had not told him in advance of my coming, saying that since I hadn't bothered to tell him, he wouldn't bother to see me. I never talked to him again or wrote him. I only attended a graveside burial service in the little town where he had grown up. This was five or six years after the call." Obituary-- Johnson T. Beasley Dies In Chicago Burial In Lexington Johnson Tucker Beasley, 67, Chicago, a former resident of Lexington, died suddenly of a heart attack in Chicago Saturday, April 1, 1950. He was born in Lexington Feb. 18, 1883 a son of Luther and Matilda Beasley. He married Elizabeth Bremser of Norwalk, Ohio, in 1918. Mr. Beasley is survived by his wife; two daughters, Miss Jane Beasley of Athena, Ohio, and Mrs. Annabeth Phelps, of Long Beach, Cal., three sisters, Mrs. Beulah Garrett, Mrs. Frances Grimes and Mrs. Ruth Ricketts, all of Lexington and two brothers, Guy and Felix Beasley, of Detroit, Mich. He was preceded in death by two daughters, one son and one sister. Masonic services were held at the Fern Funeral home in Chicago at 8 p.m. Monday. Mrs. Garrett, Mrs. Grimes, and Mrs. Ricketts went to Chicago for the services and accompanied the funeral party to Lexington Tuesday. Brief services were held at the Lexington cemetery Tuesday afternoon. The Rev. Loren Miller, pastor of the Lexington Evangelical United Brethren church, offered prayer at the grave. Members of the Lexington Masonic Lodge served as pall bearers. Our Appreciation We wish to thank our many friends who remembered us with cards of sympathy and in other thoughtful ways expressed their understanding for us at the time of the sudden passing of our brother, Johnson T. Beasley. We would thank, too, the Rev Loren Miller and the Masons who officiated at the grave. We are deeply grateful. Beulah Garrett Frances Grimes Ruth Ricketts Felix Beasley Guy Beasley --Lexington, Illinois newspaper

[6767] ~Searched WFT vols. 1-12, no hits. Searched CAG no hits. Searched Pres &F&P no hits.

[68] BIOGRAPHY: In 1910, 20 year old Guy was a boarder in the Brederson household, along with five others. Olga was 18. Jane Raph reported that Guy worked for Chrysler his entire life, first in Chicago and later in Detroit. In fact, Guy held many jobs. In 1920, he was working on Chicago's historic Motor Row on South Michigan Avenue for the Louis Geyler Automobile Company, which distributed Hudson automobiles. Louis Geyler was an advertising solicitor on a motor paper, but wanted to get into the motor business. He took over the Autocar agency in 1907 and had a place on Wabash avenue. A little later Geyler pulled out of the firm, took over Stevens Dyryea and moved to Michigan Avenue. In 1911 he secured the Hudson agency, incorporated a big company, saw business grow so rapidly that he was forced to take the old Peerless Building at 1500 South Michigan Avenue, and set about building up an organization second to none on the street, and with a record in the way of output. ~SSN 362-01-7161 issued in Michigan; last residence, 48054 East China, Saint Clair, Michigan In the 1920 US Census, a Guy and Olga Beasley are reported in Chicago. The facts shown match Guy and his wife: Race: White State: Illinois County: Cook Roll T625_315 Page: 8A ED: 405 Image: 614 No children are indicated. They are shown living at 6445 Harper Avenue.

[83] Obituary: Ruth Ricketts Lexington - Ruth Ricketts, 93, of 209 S. Benson, Lexington, died at 5:30 a.m. yesterday (Dec. 27. 1984) at her home. Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Musselman-Moore Funeral Home, Lexington, the Revs. Glen Harms and Lloyd Kiber officiating. Burial will be in Lexington Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mrs. Ricketts was born Oct. 17, 1891, in Lexington, a daughter of Luther and Metella [sic] Claggett Beasley. She married Ray Ricketts on April 9, 1913, in Lexington. He died July 8, 1967. Survirors include a son, Harold Ricketts, RR 1, Lexington; a daughter, Carol Biddle, with whom she made her home; six grand-children; and eight great-grand-children, Two sons, three brothers, and three sisters preceded her in death. She was a member of Evangelical United Methodist Church, Lexington; Daughters of the American Revolution; Gold Star Mothers; Lexington Home Bureau; and Ladies Aid Society and Missionary Society of the church. Mrs. Ricketts was a Sunday school teacher and paid superintendant of the Sunday school department of the church. Memorials may be made to the church. -- Sexton Record, December 28, 1984 ~SSN 318-42-6626

[73] ~SSN 362-32-0872

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    Aunt Fanny Walling had some sons living I believe in Los Angeles.
    [6760] Johnson left these notes to his daughter, Annabeth.

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Daniel Fowler / (--?--)

Husband: Daniel Fowler
Born: Jan 1728at: Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States
Married: 1 Dec 1757at:
Died: Jul 1802at:
Father: Samuel Fowler
Mother: Mercy Root
Wife: (--?--)
Children

Pedigree Chart for: Daniel Fowler

      /--Ambrose  Fowler 
   /--Samuel  Fowler 
   |  \--Jane  Alvord 
/--Samuel  Fowler 
|  |  /--Peter  Brown 
|  \--Abigail  Brown 
|     \--Mary  Gillett 
|--Daniel  Fowler 
|     /--
|  /--John  Root 
|  |  \--
\--Mercy  Root 
   |  /--
   \--Mary  Ashley 
      \--

Lewis Patterson / Lucy Russell

Husband: Lewis Patterson
Born: at: Windsor, Vermont
Married: at:  
Died: at:
Father:
Mother:
Wife: Lucy Russell
Born: at:
Died: at:
Father:
Mother:
Children
Name: Salome Patterson
Born: 27 Jan 1814at: Stowe, Vermont
Married: at:  
Died: 12 Feb 1886at: Oquawka, Henderson, Illinois
Spouses: Stephen Sumner Phelps


Pedigree Chart for: Lewis Patterson

      /--
   /--
   |  \--
/--
|  |  /--
|  \--
|     \--
|--Lewis  Patterson 
|     /--
|  /--
|  |  \--
\--
   |  /--
   \--
      \--

Pedigree Chart for: Lucy Russell

      /--
   /--
   |  \--
/--
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|  \--
|     \--
|--Lucy  Russell 
|     /--
|  /--
|  |  \--
\--
   |  /--
   \--
      \--


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