Biography of James B. Beach
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD
OF SARATOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK
PREPARED AND PUBLISHED UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE SARATOGIAN
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1899

D-Descriptive guide of the battlefield of Saratoga

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Beach, James B., was born in Saratoga Springs, April 22, 1848, a son of Joseph and Julia (Duprey) Beach, natives of Montreal, Canada, where their ancestors, who were French people, settled generations ago. Mr. Beach was educated in the schools of the village and when sixteen years of age he took a position as clerk in the commissary department at Washington, in 1864, and continued there in that capacity until the close of the war. A notable incident of his life while in Washington was that he was at the play in the Ford Theatre the night Lincoln was shot. After the war Mr. Beach learned the trade of painting and paper hanging and pursued this vocation until 1876. when he became connected with Morrissey's celebrated club house and up to the present time, a period of twenty-two years, he has been associated with the club house continuously. In May, 1896, he opened his brilliant parlors in the Mitchell Block and this establishment is one of the finest and best conducted to be found in the up State country. Mr. Beach is one of the oldest native Saratogians living in the village, which he calls "the garden spot of the world," and which he has seen grow up from a small village to its present metropolitan state. On Novem her 15, 1870, he married Clara R. Cole, and their children are Benjamin Ernest, and Bertha Luella.


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