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BECKWITH DATABiographical Data Ancestral Data Descendants Info Current Addresses Other Data (Books, Church, Census, etc.) BECKWITH, ARMSTRONG, HAIR Rev. Edward G. BECKWITH, D.D. (1826-1909) m. Caroline Porter ARMSTRONG (1832-1905) * served Wailuku Union Church 1894-1897 on Maui. * daughter of Richard ARMSTRONG (1805-1860)
Edward Griffin BECKWITH Memorial Program, 1909: Edward Griffin BECKWITH, D.D. 1826 Born at Great Barrington, MA 1845-1849 Williams College 1850-1851 Principal Westfield Normal School 1852-1854 Principal Royal School, Honolulu, HI 1854-1859 President of Oahu College, Honolulu, HI 1859-1862 Congregational Church, Sacramento, CA 1862-1867 Third Congregational Church, San Francisco, CA 1867-1870 Principal Oakland College School, CA 1871-1881 Second Congregational Church, Waterbury, CT 1881-1887 Third Congregational Church, San Francisco, CA 1887-1894 Central Union Church, Honolulu, HI 1894-1905 Makawao Union Church, Paia, Maui -1909 Died Punahou started in 1841 by Rev. Daniel Dole. In 1854 Rev. Beckwith became the first President of Oahu College. (Oahu college seems to have been created to broaden and strengthen the educational scheme of Punahou School. It was called Oahu college from 1853-1934 when the name was changed back to Punahou School.) In 1909 Albert F. Judd was the Secretary of the Trustees of The Oahu College. He sent his condolences to Mrs. Hair in Makawao, Maui. Rev. Beckwith was called to be the first pastor of Central Union Church in Honolulu when the Bethel Union Church and the Fort Street Church merged in 1887. They physically moved from the Fort Street Church into their new church in 1891. In 1909 Rev. Edward Bater Turner was the pastor of Makawao Union Church. Rev. Beckwith had three brothers (David, Maurice, George) and one sister (Martha). George came to help his brother teach at the Royal School in 1853. He met his wife Caroline P. Armstrong, a missionary daughter, in Massachusetts and married her in Honlulu in 1853. She was an invalid all her 52 years of married life. They had five children and two lived to adulthood. Frank was the oldest, born 1854. He died in 1885. He resigned, for health reasons, as President of Punahou in 1859. The Honorable H. P. Baldwin wrote that next to his father and father Alexander that Dr. E.G. Beckwith exercised the greatest influence over him, for good, in his life. The Evangelical Association of Maui, Molokai and Lanai expressed condolences to Mrs. M.B. Hair. The Hawaiian Board (Board of the Hawaiian Evangelical Association) expressed their condolences to Mrs. M.B. Hair.Ancestral Data: . . . Go to the Top, Biographical, Ancestral, Descendants, Addresses, Other, End
Ancestors Thanks to Rev. Hubert S. Beckwith of Annandale, VA. His principal reference is The Beckwiths, 1891, Paul Beckwith. Matthew ca.1612 Engl-ca.1682 New London, CT, m. Mary _______ Matthew ca.1645 Hartford CT-1727 Lyme, CT, m1.Eliz (HILL?) Jonah (Deac) 1673 New London, CT-1731 Lyme, CT, m.Rebecca DeWOLF George (Rev) 1703 Lyme, CT-1794 Lyme, CT, m.Sarah BROWN Barzillai(Deac)1738 Lyme, CT-1818 EH*, CT, m1. Mary BUTLER George(Deac)(Capt)1764 EH*,CT -1842 GB*,m1.Patience BECKWITH Erastus(Deac) 1793-1873 GB*, m. Martha WILCOX Edward G.(Rev)1853 GB*-1909 P*, HI, m.Caroline ARMSTRONG Frank A. -1885 Caroline A. m. James J. HAIR Benjamin 1706 Lyme, CT- m. Patience ROWLAND Allen 1736 Lyme, CT-<1782 ,m.Esther MARVIN Patience 1764 -1814 GB*, MA m. George BECKWITH EH*=East Haddam, CT GB*=Great Barrington, MA P*=Paia, Maui, HI Deacon Erastus BECKWITH b.1793 East Haddam, New London Co., CT d.1873 Great Barrington, Berkshire Co., MA m. 1821 Great Barrington, Berkshire Co., MA Martha WILCOX b.1797 d.1822 Great Barrington, Berkshire Co., MA dau. of Daniel WILCOX and Mehetabel WRIGHT\ Daniel W. BECKWITH 1823 GB*-1911 , m. Harriet MARTIN Maurice BECKWITH 1825 GB*- HI, m. Sarah MOSLEY Edward Griffin BECKWITH 1827 GB*-1909 HI, m. Caroline P. ARMSTRONG George Ely BECKWITH 1829 GB*- , m. Harriet Winslowe GOODALE Martha N. BECKWITH 1831 GB*- , m. E. HUMPHREYS Baruch BECKWITH 1831 GB*-1834 unnamed BECKWITH 1834 GB*-1834 GB* = Great Barrington It is interesting that George 1764-1842 was a Deacon in Great Barrington Church from about 1811 to 1842. Then his son Eratus served as Deacon from 1845-1873. Then his son Daniel W. served as Deacon from 1864-1911. For half of the church's 200 year history a Beckwith held this position. Three of Erastus' children went to Hawaii. George taught at the Royal School and at Punahou and developed a plantation in Haiku, Maui. George's daughter, Martha, was noted for her book, Hawaiian Mythology, 1970.Descendants Info: . . . Go to the Top, Biographical, Ancestral, Descendants, Addresses, Other, End
BECKWITH kids lived: Frank Armstrong b. 23 Apr. 1854 Honolulu,HI Ruth, b 24 Jul 1882, Santa Barbera, CA m. A.A. BULLOCK Holmes, b. 5 Oct 1884, Haiku, Maui, HI d. 2 Apr 1921, Syracruse, NY Clara, b. 13 Aug. 1855, Honolulu,HI d. 13 Feb 1856, Honolulu, HI William Chapman, b. 20 Mar. 1860 Sacramento,Ca d. 24 Jul. 1860 Sacramento, CA Caroline Amelia, b. 2 Feb. 1865, San Francisco, Ca., d.1942 Berkeley, CA m. John James Hair Dorothy B. HAIR 1898 Hamakuapoko, Maui m. C.B. THOMAS Margaret A. HAIR 1899 Hamakuapoko, Maui m. R.D. EASTMAN Edward B. HAIR 1901 Hamakuapoko, Maui Doris B. HAIR 1904 Hamakuapolo, Maui m. R.G. KLOSS Edward Wilcox, b. 26 Jun 1868 San Francisco, CA d. 24 Feb 1869 Piedmont, CA. Descendants of New England Protestant Missionaries to the Sandwich Islands (Hawaiian Islands) 1820-1900, year?, from the reocrds of the Hawiian Mission Children's Society Library: (Additional detail shown in records) Edward Griffin BECKWITH 1826-1909 Hamakuapoko, Maui, m.1853 Hon. Caroline Porter ARMSTRONG 1832 Honolulu-1905 Hamakuapoko, Maui Frank Armstrong BECKWITH 1854 Honolulu -1885 SanFrancisco, CA m.1881 Montclair NJ Ellen Warren HOLMES Ruth BECKWITH 1882 SantaBarbara, CA, m. A.A. BULLOCK Holmes BECKWITH 1884 Haiku, Maui-1921 Syracuse, NY m.1909 Berkeley, CA Helen Francis ROBINSON Clara BECKWITH 1855 Honolulu -1856 Honolulu William Chapman BECKWITH 1860 Sacramento -1860 Sacramento, CA Caroline Amelia BECKWITH 1865 SanFrancisco-1942 Berkeley, CA m. John James HAIR Dorothy B. HAIR 1898 Hamakuapoko, Maui m. C.B. THOMAS Margaret A. HAIR 1899 Hamakuapoko, Maui m. R.D. EASTMAN Edward B. HAIR 1901 Hamakuapoko, Maui Doris B. HAIR 1904 Hamakuapolo, Maui m. R.G. KLOSS Edward Wilcox BECKWITH 1868 SanFrancisco-1869 Piedmont, CACurrent Addresses: . . . Go to the Top, Biographical, Ancestral, Descendants, Addresses, Other, End
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Hawaiian Evangelical Association Minutes: 1854- Inaugurated as 1st President of Oahu College chartered by HI govt 5/23/1853 as outgrowth of Punahou School 1841- for missionary children started by Rev. Mr. Dole 1888- Called by Bethel Union & Fort St. Church from San Francisco 1894- Called by Paia, left Central Union 1895- Pastor in Paia, engaged to preach in Wailuku 1 Su/mo for 1 year 1896- Pastor in Paia, and helping with Wailuku - Chinese From Congregatonal Year Books (Searched 1879-1910) 1879-1881 Beckwith, Edward G., Waterbury, CT, Waterbury 2nd(1852) P. Ord.'57, Com.'71 1882-1887 Beckwith, Edward G., San Francisco, CA S.F. 3rd(1863) P. Ord.'57, Com.'81 1888-1893 Beckwith, Edward G., Honolulu, H.I. ABCFM, Honolulu Ord.'57, Com.'87 1894-1897 Beckwith, Edward G., Makawao, H.I. ABCFM, Honolulu Ord.'57, Com.'87 1898-1901 Beckwith, Edward G., Honolulu, HI ABCFM, Honolulu Ord.'57, Com.'87 1902-1903 Beckwith, Edward G., Paia, H.I. Paia, English(1878) P. Ord.'57, Com.'94 1904-1904 Beckwith, E.G., Hamakuapoko,H.I.Paia, English(1878) P. Ord.'57, Com.'94 1905-1908 Beckwith, E.G., Hamakuapoko,H.I. ABCFM Ord.'57, Com.'94 1909 Beckwith, E.G., deceased 1910 Beckwith, E.G., deceased (see necrology report below) Edward Griffin Beckwith, D.D. m. Carrie P. Armstrong, dau. of Rev. R. Armstrong, D.D. 1826 Great Barrinton, MA, born 16 Nov. -1849 Williams College, graduated 1851-1854 Royal School, Honolulu, T.H., teacher 1854-1859 Oahu College, president 1857 Ordained 3 Feb 1859-1860 Sacramento, CA, paster 1860-1862 Andover Theological Seminary, resident licentiate 1862-1867 Third Church, San Francisco, CA, pastor 1867-1869 Oakland Collegiate School, principal 1869-1870 Second (now Plymouth) Church, San Francisco, CA, pastor 1871-1881 Second Church, Waterbury, CT, pastor 1874 Williams College, D.D. degree confered 1881-1887 Third Church, San Francisco, CA, pastor 1887-1893 Central Union Church, Honolulu, HI, pastor 1894-1905 Foreign Protestant Church, Makawao, Maui, T.H., pastor 1905-1909 Hamakuapoko, Maui, T.H., pastor 1909 Honolulu, Oahu, T.H., died 3 March, age 82 years, 3 months, 18 days I have looked up addresses on web for Churches in Sacramento, Waterbury, S.F., Wrote e-mail on 5/28 for better addresses to Waterbury and S.F. Must phone Pioneer in Sac. before 3pm. Kawaiahao Church Cemetery, Honolulu, Oahu Clara BECKWITH 1856-1856 (6 months) Others? Need help with BECKWITH in HI, and CA, NY. Who were his parents and siblings? Want to trace ancestors and contact descendants. Any help would be appreciated. James R. Davis, 6708 Austin Way, Sacramento, CA 95823 (916)-393-9186