Am looking for any information on Beckworth family in Minnesota, IL or MO, NM. Great Grandmother's name was Myrtle Beckworth, believed to be born in Minnesota (listed on my grandfather's death certificate). She was born October 31, 1887. Husband was Albertie Jackson Williams b Iowa, Nov 22, 1881. Myrtle's mothers name was Celestia Alicia(?) Beckworth, maiden name unknown b abt 1870, Carbondale, Jackson, IL. I know that Myrtle & Albertie were in New Mexico about 1918. She had a child there named Joy Egbert who died in infancy. Albertie & Myrtle resided in McDonald Co., Tiff City, MO until their deaths. Celestia Beckworth's first husband ? Beckworth was known to have died after being kicked by a horse. Do not have any other info on him or his name. Celestia married again abt. 1914 to a Harry Van Hopper.
Myrtle & Albertie's children were:
Ray Williams b Dec 6, 1908 d?, in Sebastopol, CA Elvin Williams b August 8, 1911 d? in Colorado Joy Egbert Williams, b Nov 17, 1918, d?, in New Mexico. He is burried there. Emma Williams b July 10, 1915, d? Ileane - Still living Gerald J. Williams b June 25, 1922 in Tiff City, MO, d Feb 1991, Santa Rosa, Ca. Gerald is my grandfather.
Have recently received this information about this family from another Beckworth family member connected to me, the message reads:
Myron Jessrell (Jess)Beckworth born 1898 at Southwest City,McDonald County,MO. His father was Jessrell(Jeff)Beckworth born in Canada abt 1856. Myron's mother was Celestia Alicia Lathrop Beckworth born ?Ill. On the 1900 Census for McDonald Co MO it lists Jezrel Beckworth as head of family and Celestia A. as his wife. His children: Floyd L.born 1885 MINN Myrtle L.born 1887 MO Elizabeth F.born 1890 MO Earl U.born 1893 MINN Celestia E.born 1895 MINN Myron J.born 1898 MO There were also 2 more children born to them. Sid born in NM? and George born in NM in 1908. Jessrell died in NM when he got kicked in the head by a horse after 1908. He is buried at San Jon,NM. Celestia Alicia remarried a Harry Van Hopper in NM. She is also buried at San Jon NM. Think Jessrell's father was a Charles Beckworth born in Canada but not sure of this. Haven't been able to trace back any further.
If anyone has further information on this family, please contact me, at Joelle@impend.com . Would love to hear from you as not many people are researching this family. What I have posted here is what I know. Have a photo of Celestia Alicia and some of my Beckworth/Williams family. Am willing to share any info I have.