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James John Beament California
« on: Saturday 21 February 09 12:28 GMT (UK) »
Hi

Please can any one help or advice me with finding out more about my new found American "cousin". He is my first American connection & I'm floundering a bit. :)

With much thanks to Casalguidi on the Kent board I have discovered James John Beament has a WW1 draft card with a date of birth in Kent, 1889, that matches my J J.

 On the† US social security death index there is a death for him in 1975 & also a Mrytle Beament in 1998 who we think is his wife as they seem to be together on the 1930 US census. Would it be possible for me to find an Obit for them, please.

Any help would be most welcome in discovering more about his life after he left England which I think would have been not long before WW1 but as yet I haven't had any luck finding him on a passenger list. ???

Many thanks in advance.

Maddie
Beament, Hertfordshire, Middlesex, Canada, USA.
Brown, Herts & Berkshire
Hester, Oxfordshire
Wise, Berkshire
Dwight, Buckinghamshire
Warrell/Worrel, Bucks & Herts
Census Information is Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

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Re: James John Beament California
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 21 February 09 12:43 GMT (UK) »
From the SS Death Index, where was he most recently living?  And where was he when he registered for the draft in WWI and in 1930?
Wiltshire:  Banks, Taylor
Somerset:  Duddridge, Richards, Barnard, Pillinger
Gloucestershire:  Barnard, Marsh, Crossman
Bristol:  Banks, Duddridge, Barnard
Down:  Ennis, McGee
Wicklow:  Chapman, Pepper
Wigtownshire:  Logan, Conning
Wisconsin:  Ennis, Chapman, Logan, Ware
Maine:  Ware, Mitchell, Tarr

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Re: James John Beament California
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 21 February 09 13:19 GMT (UK) »
Hi

He was in Redwood City, San Mateo, California on the Death Index & Myrtle in was in San Jose, Santa Clara.

1930 in San Fransisco City, the ref is roll 195 page 9a district 45 ( kindly provided by Casalguidi)

I think it was California on the WW1 draft but I don't have any other info from it apart from his name & birth date.

Any help much appreciated. :)

Maddie
Beament, Hertfordshire, Middlesex, Canada, USA.
Brown, Herts & Berkshire
Hester, Oxfordshire
Wise, Berkshire
Dwight, Buckinghamshire
Warrell/Worrel, Bucks & Herts
Census Information is Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

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Re: James John Beament California
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 21 February 09 13:42 GMT (UK) »
Hereís the information from the WWI draft registration:

5 June 1917, San Francisco, California

James John Beament, 28, b. 15 June 1888, Kent, England; alien, citizen Gt. Britain; 832 Ĺ Frank? St., San Francisco; laborer. Selly Smelting and Lead Co.., First and Standard, S.F.; caucasian; married; dependents - wife, child 1 yr, and 2 step children; no previous military service; height medium, build medium, light blue eyes, light hair, not bald, no defects.
Wiltshire:  Banks, Taylor
Somerset:  Duddridge, Richards, Barnard, Pillinger
Gloucestershire:  Barnard, Marsh, Crossman
Bristol:  Banks, Duddridge, Barnard
Down:  Ennis, McGee
Wicklow:  Chapman, Pepper
Wigtownshire:  Logan, Conning
Wisconsin:  Ennis, Chapman, Logan, Ware
Maine:  Ware, Mitchell, Tarr

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Re: James John Beament California
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 21 February 09 13:59 GMT (UK) »
Thank you very much, that is brilliant.

Casalguidi had given me some of that info but it's only just starting to make sense. ;D
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,362503.0.html

I hope that link works & takes you to my Kent post.

Any idea where I might find a marriage for him.

As I said, I am totally in the dark when it comes to researching in the USA.

Many thanks again.

Maddie
Beament, Hertfordshire, Middlesex, Canada, USA.
Brown, Herts & Berkshire
Hester, Oxfordshire
Wise, Berkshire
Dwight, Buckinghamshire
Warrell/Worrel, Bucks & Herts
Census Information is Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

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Re: James John Beament California
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 21 February 09 14:00 GMT (UK) »
You could try here for obituaries:

http://www.obitlinkspage.com/obit/ca.htm
Wiltshire:  Banks, Taylor
Somerset:  Duddridge, Richards, Barnard, Pillinger
Gloucestershire:  Barnard, Marsh, Crossman
Bristol:  Banks, Duddridge, Barnard
Down:  Ennis, McGee
Wicklow:  Chapman, Pepper
Wigtownshire:  Logan, Conning
Wisconsin:  Ennis, Chapman, Logan, Ware
Maine:  Ware, Mitchell, Tarr

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Re: James John Beament California
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 21 February 09 14:08 GMT (UK) »
Many thanks for the link I shall try it with fingers crossed.

Maddie ;D
Beament, Hertfordshire, Middlesex, Canada, USA.
Brown, Herts & Berkshire
Hester, Oxfordshire
Wise, Berkshire
Dwight, Buckinghamshire
Warrell/Worrel, Bucks & Herts
Census Information is Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

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Re: James John Beament California
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 21 February 09 14:14 GMT (UK) »
If nothing else pans out, www.raogk.org has a person in Santa Clara Co. who does obituary look-ups.

The California Death Index (free on rootsweb.com) has James J. Beament born 6/15/1889, born outside the US, died 9 Oct. 1975 in San Mateo.  There's also a Myrtle Andrea Bement (note the different spelling) who died 10 Sep. 1997 in Santa Clara. 

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Re: James John Beament California
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 21 February 09 14:46 GMT (UK) »
Mistranscribed as Beaumont in 1930 census.

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California Birth Index, 1905-1995

Dorothy Ann Beament, 5 Sep 1928, female, motherís maiden name Lang, San Francisco
Mary Jane Beament, 31 May 1933, female, motherís maiden name Lang, San Francisco

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Nevada Marriage Index, 1956-2005
 
James J Beament Jr, Male, Residence:  California, Spouse:  Mary L Wingate, residence:  California, Marriage date:  1 Oct 1983,  Reno, Religious celebrant, Recorded:  6 Oct 1983, Reno, Book 776, Page, 892, number 52951

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California Marriage Index, 1960-1985

Beament, Mary J., 35, married Richard L. Olsen, 27, 31 Aug 1968, Santa Clara County, register co # 43 5236, state file # 101921*

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Wiltshire:  Banks, Taylor
Somerset:  Duddridge, Richards, Barnard, Pillinger
Gloucestershire:  Barnard, Marsh, Crossman
Bristol:  Banks, Duddridge, Barnard
Down:  Ennis, McGee
Wicklow:  Chapman, Pepper
Wigtownshire:  Logan, Conning
Wisconsin:  Ennis, Chapman, Logan, Ware
Maine:  Ware, Mitchell, Tarr