Descendants of Newton Jasper McGath
Generation No. 1
1. NEWTON JASPER5 MCGATH (ANDREW JACKSON4, JOHN3, EBENEZER2, SAMUEL1) was born April 02, 1866 in
Mechanicsburg, Sangamon Co., Il., and died September 19, 1947 in Springfield, Sangamon Co., Il.. He married
SARAH ELLEN BEECRAFT September 16, 1894 in Machanicsburg, Sangamon Co., Il, daughter of GEORG
BEECRAFT and MATILAD WATERMAN. She was born January 18, 1867 in Loami, IL1, and died March 04, 1942
in Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL1.
Notes for NEWTON JASPER MCGATH:
---1900 census lists Newton living with his Brother Charles B. McGath in Buffalo, IL. He is shown as being 34
yrs. old born Aug. 1865.
---1920 Sang. Co., IL census list Newton J and Sarah E living in Mechanicsburg, IL on South 8th. gives his age
as 55 her's as 53.
Spfld, IL State Journal 17 Sep 1947 Pg 8 Cl 8 ----NJ McGath, 81, Dies of Injuries
----Was Struck By Car Last June 16.
----Newton Jasper McGath, 81 of 931 S Seventeenth St., dies at 6:40 a.m. yesterday at St. John's hospital of
injuries suffered June 16, when he was struck by a car driven by Theodore Draper, of 321 N. Fifteenth St., at
Sixteenth St. and South DGrand
Ave. E. Coroner W.L. Dragoo will hold an inquest. ----Mr. McGath had been a resident of Springfield for 11
years. He was born April 20, 1866, in Mechanicsburg, and was married on Sept. 16. 1897, to Sarah Becraft. He
was a member of Stuart Street
Christian church. ----He is survived by a stepdaughter, Mrs. Myrtle Blankenship, of city; one brother, Crate
McGath, of city; three sisters, Mrs. Ira Daniels, of Peoria, Mrs. Louise Thompson and Mrs. Anna Stillwell both
of city, and several nieces
and nephews. ---The body is at the Vancil funeral home.
----Spfld., IL. State Journal 18 Sep 1947 Pg 19 Cl 3 ----McGath --- Remains of Newton Jasper McGath of
231 S Seventeenth St. are at Vancil funeral home (north side) where memorial services will be held at 1 p.m.
Friday, Rev. D.J. Finley
officiating. Burial will be in Mechanicsburg cemetery. Remains may be viewed from noon to 10 p.m. Thursday
and 9 a.m. to time of services Friday.
More About NEWTON JASPER MCGATH:
Baptism: Mbr, Stuart Street Christian Ch. Spfld.
Burial: Mechanicsburg, Sangamon Co., Il.
Notes for SARAH ELLEN BEECRAFT:
---Father George W Beecraft b Louisville,KY Mother Tildie Jane Waterman b Dawson IL.
---Spfld, IL State Journal 5 Mar 1942, Pg 17 Cl 2&3 ---Mrs. Sarah McGath Dies at Hospital ----Former Lomi
Resident Lived Here Four Years ---Mrs. Sarah McGath, 1107 South Seventeenth street, died at 1 p.m. yesterday
at St. John's hospital following
an illness of three years. She was 75 years old. ----Mrs McGath was born at Loami. She had resided in
Springfield the last four years. She is survived by her husband, Newton; a daughter Mrs. Luther Blankenship,
Springfield; two brothers, Bert
Becroft, Mechanicsburg, and John Becroft, Peoria; twelve grandchildren and fourteen great children. Remains
were removed to Vancil Funeral home.
---Spfld IL State Journal 6Mar 1942 Pg 28 Cl 1 DEATH NOTICE ---M'Gath ---Remains of Mrs. Sarah
McGath, 1107 South Seventeenth street, will be removed at 10 a.m. Friday to residence, where memorial
services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday and
at 2 p.m. at Stuart Street Christian church, Rev. D. J. Finley officiating. Burial in Mechanicsburg Cemetery.
More About SARAH ELLEN BEECRAFT:
Burial: March 07, 1942, Mechanicsburg, Sangamon Co., Il2
1. Sarah's death cert.
2. Vancil Funeral Home, Death cer