Biography of Mrs. C. K. Beckwith
Steuben County, NY Biographies





Beckwith, Mrs, C. K. - Chester K. Beckwith was born in Steuben county, May 23, 1835, son of Zenas Beckwith, who was one of the pioneer settlers of the county. Chester K. Beckwith was educated in the district schools of Hornby, after which he was employed as fireman on the N. Y., L. E. and W. Railroad until 1863, when he enlisted in the 9th N. Y. Vols. and served two years; after which he was employed as engineer by the N. Y., L. E. and W., and the Buffalo, N. Y. and Phila. Railroads until 1880, when he was engaged by the pipe line of the Standard Oil Co. for two years. He then commenced farming, which he followed up to the time of his death, which occurred January 4, 1891, aged fifty five years. He married Martha L. Doud, by whom he had three children: Herbert C., Addie E., the wife of George W. Thompson, and Martha A. Mr. Beckwith was a member of the Masonic fraternity, also of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. In politics he was a Republican.

From:
Landmarks of Steuben County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Harlo Hakes
Assisted by: L. C. Aldrich and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1896


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