Biography of Mrs. Jane Beebe

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MRS. JANE BEEBE, of Willow Springs. was born in Montreal in 1818, daughter of James Ferguson and Jane McLane Ferguson. She was married in 1833 to George Beebe and in 1837 they came to Illinois. Mr. Beebe was an extensive contractor on the Illinois & Michigan Canal, working at times 300 men. In 1840 he located on the farm where Mrs. Beebe now resides, and which contains eighty acres. His death occurred in 1864. They had seven children, five now living- William, Thomas G., Adeline, Arabella and George W. Thomas G. was born in Lyons Township in 1843, and at the age of twenty-one learned the trade of iron molder. He has been engaged in engineering for three years; was Town Collector of Lyons Township for one year. In October, 1879, he was appointed agent of the Chicago, Altos & St. Louis Railroad at Willow Springs. He is a member of the I. O. O. F. and resides at the old homestead with his mother. George W. was boro in Lyons Township in 1845, and married in i88r, Miss Harriet A. Spear, daughter of John and Matilda (Adams) Spear. They have one child, Ethel M.


FROM:
History of Cook County, Illinois
From the earliest period to the present time.
BY: A. T. Andreas
A. T. Andreas, Publisher
Chicago 1884.