Beck, Matilda J.

Birth Name Beck, Matilda J.
Gender female
Age at Death unknown

Events

Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Death December 17, 1943 Avon, Massachusetts at 70 years 4 months 20 days; dau. William and Jane (Lacheur) - mother from PEI
 
Birth   Prince Edward Island, Canada  
 

Families

    Family of Ballum, Alexander McDougall and Beck, Matilda J.
Married Husband Ballum, Alexander McDougall
   
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage June 15, 1893 Massachusetts, United States  
 
  Children
  1. Ballum, Celina Selina Jane
  2. Ballum, Grace R.
  3. Ballum, John William
  4. Ballum, Howard Ansel
  5. Ballum, Kenneth Erskine
  6. Ballum, Lawrence Kingsley
  7. Ballum, Alexander McDougall
  8. Ballum, Albert
  9. Ballum, Blanche Windsor
  10. Ballum, David Ira

Narrative

Grand-daughter of Vere Beck

from Historic Houses of PEI:

"All of the Becks in Prince Edward Island are descended from the twelve children of Vere Beck (1783-1878) and his wife, Elizabeth Marfleet (1787-1867), who arrived in PEI in 1813 from Crayford, Kent County, England. In 1814, Vere Beck purchased 100 acres of land in Guernsey Cove from John Cambridge, the proprietor of Lot 64. He soon built their first home, a log cabin. He would later sell half of the land, 50 acres, on the east side of his property to Henry Brehaut (1767-1848), another settler from England (Guernsey in the Channel Islands) who also was an adherent of the Methodist faith. Henry Brehaut was a cooper who made barrels.

Vere Beck was an engraver or "worker in metals" in England, but in PEI, in addition to managing his land which he paid for by cutting lumber for Cambridge's shipyard, he became involved in politics. He served as a member of the House of Assembly from 1837 to 1840, which was then meeting in a local Charlottetown pub!"

 

Pedigree

    1. Beck, Matilda J.
      1. Ballum, Alexander McDougall
        1. Ballum, Celina Selina Jane
        2. Ballum, Grace R.
        3. Ballum, John William
        4. Ballum, Howard Ansel
        5. Ballum, Kenneth Erskine
        6. Ballum, Lawrence Kingsley
        7. Ballum, Alexander McDougall
        8. Ballum, Albert
        9. Ballum, Blanche Windsor
        10. Ballum, David Ira