William T. Beckett

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     William T. Beckett, a former well known resident of Adams county, living near Camp Point, but who for several years had resided in Shelby county, Mo., died Sunday afternoon after a brief illness from pneumonia. The deceased was a little more than 73 years of age and was born and reared in Camp Point township.
     As a youth of 20 years he enlisted in company G, Seventy-eighth regiment, Illinois volunteer infantry, and served throughout the Civil war, being a member of Sherman's army corps, and rendering distinguished service to his country. He was wounded at the battle of Kenesaw Mountain, returned home on a furlough, but was later enabled to return to the front and completed his services with his regiment.
     After his return from the army Mr. Beckett was married to Miss Celestine Downing, who preceded him in death many years ago, leaving four children who survive him. They are: Mrs. Alice Smith and Clarence Beckett of Shelby county, Mo.; Mrs. Cora Dickhut, of Camp Point, and James E. Beckett general pasenger (sic) agent of the Northern Pacific railroad company at Butte, Montana. Some years later he was married to Miss Lizzie Keith, daughter of Capt. And Mrs. A. P. Keith, of Camp Point, who with several children survives him. There are also two brothers and one sister, all residing in Adams county.

William T. married Celestine Downing Jan 27, 1867
(Marriages of Adams County, Illinois 1861 - 1875 Vol II)

William T. married Lizzie Rieth (sic) Keith Mar 26, 1891
Clarence Beckett married Lizzie D. McFarland Feb 15,1899
(Marriages of Adams County, Illinois 1891 – 1899 Vol IV)

Alice Beckett married Eugene Smith Jan 17, 1889
(Marriages of Adams County, Illinois 1876 – 1890 Vol III)

Wm T. Sep 15, 1841 – Apr 4, 1915, Co G 78th Regt. Ill. Vol.
Celestine w/o W. T. d. Nov 22, 1882 – 33y 1m 14d
William S. s/o W. T. & C. d.Sep 27, 1887 – 8y 11m 16d
Infant s/o W. T. & L. K. (one date), Jun 8, 1907
three stones on one base – No information.
Lena L. d/o W. T. & L. K. d.Feb 29, 1904 – 1m 7d
Clyde s/o W. T. & L. K. d.Aug 25, 1905 – 4m 28d.
Buried in Hebron Cemetery Section A, Row 28

Lizzie (Keith) Beckett – w/o W. T. Oct 29, 1866 – Dec 22, 1925 Hebron cemetery Section B, Row 24
Clarence A. Dickhut – 1875 – 1956 Cora J. (Beckett) Dickhut – 1870 – 1953 Buried in Hebron Cemetery Section B, Row 27

Hebron Cemetery is located in Section 13 of Camp Point, Il.
(Cemeteries of Adams County, Vol V)

Allen P. Keith Jun 21, 1820 – sep 19, 1908 Mary A. “His Wife” Mar 21, 1835 – Sep 7, 1919 “Mother” “Father” Parents of Lizzie Keith Beckett Evergreen Cemetery, Camp Point, Section IV, Row 18

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