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Elmira Murphy Beaubien

Female 1855 - 1929  (73 years)

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  • Name Elmira Murphy Beaubien 
    Nickname Aunt Mide, Elmyra 
    Born 19 Dec 1855  Logansport, Cass County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 11 Mar 1929  Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Wanette Cemetery, Wanette, Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1522  Rossville
    Last Modified 14 Dec 2019 

    Father Alfred Murphy,   b. 1824, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1893  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother Julia Ann Dixon Murphy,   b. 1835,   d. 1884  (Age 49 years) 
    Family ID F7767  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Charles H Beaubien,   b. Aug 1854 
    Married 11 Mar 1875  Silver Lake, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. Nellie A Beaubien Neiswender,   b. 1879
     2. Walter Lee Beaubien,   b. 20 Jul 1881,   d. 31 Jul 1950  (Age 69 years)
     3. Clara Beaubien
    Last Modified 23 May 2014 07:39:53 
    Family ID F406  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsMarried - 11 Mar 1875 - Silver Lake, Shawnee County, Kansas Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Obituary- Beaubien, Elmyra
    Obituary- Beaubien, Elmyra
    (Wanette item in Shawnee, Okla. Morning News)
    Mrs. Elmyra Beaubien, pioneer woman of the Wanette district who passed away recently (March 11) was born in Logansport, Indiana, December 19, 1855, and died at the age of 74 years on her 54th wedding anniversary to Charlie H. Beaubien, her husband, who is yet living.

    Mrs. Beaubien, who before her marriage was Elmyra Murphy became the wife of Charlie Beaubien on March 11, 1875, at Silver Lake, Kan., where they made their home for several years prior to coming to Oklahoma in 1896 and settling on a farm near Wanette, where they have lived ever since and have been numbered among the pioneers of the county.

    Three children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Beaubien, Nellie, Walter and Clara, the latter however, died in infancy and three grandchildren of later years, one of whom died in 1928. Mr. and Mrs. Beaubien were lovingly called “Uncle Charlie” and “Aunt Mide” among their relatives and friends and the latter’s death calls to mind the fact that one by one the pioneers of Pottawatomie county are rapidly slipping away.

    At her bedside during her last illness were the members of Mrs. Beaubien’s immediate family and a host of relatives and friends. She is survived by her husband, Charlie Beaubien, a son, Walter, of Oklahoma City; a daughter, Mrs. Nellie Neiswender of Los Angeles, Calif.: two brothers, Geo. Murphy of Buffalo. N. Y. and Wm. Murphy of Topeka, Kan; three sisters, Mrs. R. C. Wilson of Childwoll, N. Y.; Mrs. Ross Swain, of Rosedale, Ohio and Miss Margaret Murphy of Topeka, Kan.

    Out of town relatives and friends attending the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Ogee, Mr. and Mrs. K. Ogee and Mrs. May Holt all of Maud; Mr. and Mrs. Lee Wickens and daughter of Oklahoma City; F. Smith, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Pearce and Mrs. G. W. Pearce of Purcell. Interment was in Wanette cemetery.