Congressman Charles Dyer Beckwith

Male 1838 - 1921  (82 years)


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  • Name Charles Dyer Beckwith 
    Title Congressman 
    Born 22 Oct 1838  Stillwater, Saratoga Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 Mar 1921  Chatham, Columbia Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Chatham Center Rural Cemetery, Chatham, Columbia Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (COLUMBIA COUNTY AT THE END OF THE CENTURY, Volume II, 1900)
      Beckwith, Charles D., p. o. Chatham Center, N. Y., was born in Stillwater, N. Y., October 22, 1838. His father was Franklyn C. Beckwith, who spent the early part of his life in connection with railroads and afterwards engaged in the manufacture of iron in Paterson, N. J. His wife was Esther Ann Clarke, and their children were Charles D., Joseph A., and Julia Frances Beckwith. Mr. Beckwith died in 1875. Charles D. Beckwith attended the district schools and New Haven Military School. After leaving school he engaged with his father in the iron business. He was a prominent man in Paterson, serving two terms as mayor of the city, and one term as member of the Fifty-first Congress. He is a member of Columbia Lodge Xo. 98, F. & A. M., is a Knight Templar, and a member of the Royal Arcanum. He was married to Frances C. Jaqua, daughter of Sherman Jaqua. of Connecticut. Their children are Charles E., Fanny J., George A., Claude S., Marion C. and Florence C.

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      (WIKIPEDIA)
      Charles D. Beckwith (October 22, 1838, near Coveville, Saratoga County, New York - March 27, 1921, Chatham Center, New York) was an American Republican Party politician from New Jersey who represented the 5th congressional district from 1889 to 1891.

      Beckwith was born near Coveville, New York (in Sartoga County) on October 22, 1838; attended private schools in Troy, New York, Philadelphia, Worcester, Massachusetts, and a military institution in New Haven, Connecticut. He moved to Paterson, New Jersey in 1860 and engaged in the manufacture of iron. He was member of the board of aldermen in 1882, and mayor of Paterson from 1885-1889.

      He was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-first Congress, serving in office from March 4, 1889-March 3, 1891, but was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1890 to the Fifty-second Congress.

      After leaving Congress, he resumed manufacturing pursuits. He returned to the State of New York and settled on a farm in the town of Chatham in Columbia County, New York in 1897 and engaged in the management of his farm until his death near Chatham Center on March 27, 1921. He was interred in Chatham Center Rural Cemetery.

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    Father Franklin Coleman Beckwith,   b. 2 Jul 1817, Schuylerville, Saratoga Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Feb 1875, Paterson, Passaic Co., New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Mother Esther Ann Clark,   b. 28 Nov 1820, Saratoga, Saratoga Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1891, Paterson, Passaic Co., New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 22 Oct 1837 
    Family ID F13942  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Frances C. Jaqua,   b. 1840, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1911, Chatham, Columbia Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Children 
     1. Charles Ellsworth Beckwith,   b. Apr 1864, Paterson, Passaic Co., New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1941, Garnersville, Rockland Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years)
     2. Fannie J. Beckwith,   b. 1866, Paterson, Passaic Co., New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1940, Suffern, Rockland Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     3. George Alexander Beckwith,   b. 7 Nov 1868, Paterson, Passaic Co., New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1952, Paterson, Passaic Co., New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    +4. Marion Crandal Beckwith,   b. 2 Feb 1872, Paterson, Passaic Co., New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1853
     5. Claude Selwyn Beckwith,   b. 1 Jul 1874, Paterson, Passaic Co., New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1961, Kinderhook, Columbia Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     6. Florence Beckwith,   b. 16 Jun 1876, Paterson, Passaic Co., New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1949, Chatham, Columbia Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    Family ID F13937  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Oct 1838 - Stillwater, Saratoga Co., New York, USA Link to Google Earth
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