Henry Simmons Beckley

1861 – 1937

 

Memories summited by Barbara Chaney Beckley - 2014

Henry Simmons Beckley and Emma Jane Prosser Beckley were married June 30, 1886 in Hickory County, Missouri by a Justice of the Peace.  Emma was 17 years old and Henry was 25.  My father, Herbert L. Beckley, used to tell the story of his parents, Henry and Emma, who eloped riding horses, Emma riding side-saddle and Emma’s father, Thomas Prosser following in hot pursuit.  They obviously out rode him and enjoyed 45 years of marriage and raised a family of 9 children, all surviving to adulthood.

 

The pictures below are thought to be Emma Jane Beckley and her son Thomas Edward Beckley, also a page from the Beckley Bible but some years in the bible are not completely accurate.

 

Descendants of Henry Simmons Beckley

 

Generation No. 1

1.

HENRY SIMMONS1 BECKLEY1 was born Jul 1861 in Iowa1,2, and died 1933 in Wyoming3. He married EMMA JANE BECKLEY3 Abt. 18864. She was born Apr 1868 in Missouri4, and died 14 Aug 1937 in Wyoming5.

More about HENRY SIMMONS BECKLEY:

Burial: 1933, Ten Sleep Cemetery, Ten Sleep, Washakie Co., Wyoming, Lot 7C owned by Ed Miller5

Children: 1900, Seven all living6

Individual Note: Parents born Ohio

More About EMMA JANE BECKLEY:

Burial: 1937, Ten Sleep Cemetery, Ten Sleep, Washakie Co., Wyoming, Lot 7D owned by Ed Beckley7

More About HENRY BECKLEY and EMMA BECKLEY:

Marriage: Abt. 18868

Children of HENRY BECKLEY and EMMA BECKLEY are:

i. ELIZABETH2 BECKLEY8, b. Apr 1887, Missouri8.

ii. RALPH BECKLEY8, b. Oct 1888, Missouri8.

iii. MABLE BECKLEY8, b. Sep 1889, Missouri8.

2. iv. EDWARD T BECKLEY, b. Feb 1892, Missouri; d. 1968, Wyoming.

v. DONALD BECKLEY8, b. Dec 1893, Missouri8.

3. vi. HERBERT BECKLEY, b. Oct 1895, Missouri.

vii. GEORGE DEWEY BECKLEY8, b. May 1898, Missouri8.

 

Generation No. 2

2.

EDWARD T2 BECKLEY (HENRY SIMMONS1)9,10,11 was born Feb 1892 in Missouri12,13, and died 1968 in Wyoming. He married ALMA LINA BECKLEY14,15,16 Abt. 191817. She was born 10 May 1894 in Washington18,19,20, and died 22 Oct 1961 in Wyoming21,22.

More About EDWARD T BECKLEY:

Burial: Ten Sleep Cemetery, Ten Sleep, Washakie Co., Wyoming, Lot 7F owned by Ed Beckley23

Notes for ALMA LINA BECKLEY:

In Memory of ALMA LINA BECKLEY, born May 10, 1894, died October 22, 1961. Services, October 25, 2:00 P.M., Ten Sleep Methodist Church, Rev. Bart Lockwood, officiating. Pall Bearers; George Woods, George Marple, Paul Lyman, Byron Breeden, George Greet, David Taylor, Ray Shriber, Hugh Boyd, Leo Rhodes and Richard Redland. Concluding Services, Ten Sleep Cemetery. Source: Funeral program card.

More About ALMA LINA BECKLEY:

Burial: 25 Oct 1961, Ten Sleep Cemetery, Ten Sleep, Washakie Co., Wyoming, Lot 7H owned by Ed Beckley23,24

More About EDWARD BECKLEY and ALMA BECKLEY:

Marriage: Abt. 191825

Children of EDWARD BECKLEY and ALMA BECKLEY are:

4. i. A

LMA JANE3 BECKLEY, b. Abt. 1923, Wyoming.

5. ii. P

AT BECKLEY, Adopted child.

 

3.

HERBERT2 BECKLEY (HENRY SIMMONS1)26 was born Oct 1895 in Missouri26.

More About HERBERT BECKLEY:

Individual Note: Homesteaded on Hammer Creek, also lived on Ed Beckley's homestead and moved from in 1931, a son born in Casper, Wyoming and two daughters in Colorado. (Visit with Barbara Chaney, 7/29/2006)

Child of HERBERT BECKLEY is:

i. B

ARBARA3 BECKLEY, b. Colorado; m. JAY S. CHANEY.

 

Generation No. 3

4.

ALMA JANE3 BECKLEY (EDWARD T2, HENRY SIMMONS1)27 was born Abt. 1923 in Wyoming27. She married MCLAUGHLIN.

Child of A

LMA BECKLEY and MCLAUGHLIN is:

i. S

ANDRA S4 MCLAUGHLIN28, b. 194128; d. 1941, Aged 3 days28.

More About SANDRA S MCLAUGHLIN:

Burial: Ten Sleep Cemetery, Ten Sleep, Washakie Co., Wyoming, Lot 7G owned by Ed Beckley28

 

5.

PAT3 BECKLEY (EDWARD T2, HENRY SIMMONS1) He married ALLEN L. SCHWEIGHART, son of CHARLES SCHWEIGHART and WILHELMINE. He was born 18 May 1933 in Gebo, Hot Springs Co., Wyoming, and died 19 Mar 2006 in Thermopolis, Hot Springs Co., Wyoming.

Children of P

AT BECKLEY and ALLEN SCHWEIGHART are:

i. C

INDY4 BECKLEY.

ii. E

ARNY BECKLEY.

6. iii. MARK A. BECKLEY, b. 27 Jul 1970, Bell Fourche, South Dakota; d. 14 Nov 1997, Manderson, Big Horn Co., Wyoming.

 

Generation No. 4

6.

MARK A.4 BECKLEY (PAT3, EDWARD T2, HENRY SIMMONS1)28 was born 27 Jul 1970 in Bell Fourche, South Dakota28, and died 14 Nov 1997 in Manderson, Big Horn Co., Wyoming28. He married NEYSHA DECKER 20 Jun 1993 in Meadowlark Lake, Big Horn Mountains, Washakie Co., Wyoming, daughter of DON DECKER and NANCY.

Notes for M

ARK A. BECKLEY:

Mark A. Beckley, Obituary, Northern Wyoming Daily News, Worland, Wyoming, November 18, 1997, page 2.

TEN SLEEP --- Longtime Ten Sleep resident Mark A. Beckley, 27, died in a gas line accident near Manderson on Friday, Nov. 14.

He was born on July 27, 1970 in Belle Fourche, S.D., a son of Pat and Alice Beckley.

At age 2 he moved with his family to Ten Sleep, where he grew up on the family ranch.

He was educated in Ten Sleep, and graduated from high school there in 1988. While in high school, Mr. Beckley participated in basketball and football. During his senior year he received the Defensive Player of the Year award.

After completing high school, he attended Wyoming Technical College in Laramie, where he graduated in 1991 with an associate's degree in auto mechanics.

He married Neysha Decker of Ten Sleep on June 20, 1993 at Meadowlark Lake in the Big Horn Mountains.

The couple lived in Ten Sleep for a short time, and in 1995 they moved to the family ranch south of Ten Sleep, where Mark spent many hours with his daughter Sawyer.

Mr. Beckley had worked as a pumper for KCS Mountain Resources since 1996.

He loved being in the mountains. He loved Corvettes, playing cards and video games, hunting with friends, ranching and the country life. He was active in 4-H and enjoyed racing horses.

He is survived by his wife, his daughter and his parents, all of Ten Sleep; his brother Ernie of Memphis, Tenn.; his sister Cindy Aune of Bozeman, Mont.; and four nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents.

The memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. today at the Ten Sleep Chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, with Bishop Matt Davidson officiating.

A private family burial service will follow the memorial service.

Memorials may be made to the Sawyer Beckley Education Fund in care of Bryant Funeral Home, P.O. Box 524, Worland, 82401.

Bryant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

More About M

ARK A. BECKLEY:

Burial: 18 Nov 1997, Ten Sleep Cemetery, Ten Sleep, Washakie Co., Wyoming, 221H owned by Neysha and Sawyer Beckley28

More About M

ARK BECKLEY and NEYSHA DECKER:

Marriage: 20 Jun 1993, Meadowlark Lake, Big Horn Mountains, Washakie Co., Wyoming

Child of M

ARK BECKLEY and NEYSHA DECKER is:

i. S

AWYER5 BECKLEY.

 

 

Endnotes

1. Ten Sleep Cemetery Records.

2. United States Census, 1900 North Campbell Township, Greene, Missouri.

3. Ten Sleep Cemetery Records.

4. United States Census, 1900 North Campbell Township, Greene, Missouri.

5. Ten Sleep Cemetery Records.

6. United States Census, 1900 North Campbell Township, Greene, Missouri.

7. Ten Sleep Cemetery Records.

8. United States Census, 1900 North Campbell Township, Greene, Missouri.

9. Ten Sleep Cemetery Records.

10. United States Census, 1930, Election District 2, Washakie Co., Wyoming, April 18.

11. United States Census, 1900 North Campbell Township, Greene, Missouri.

12. United States Census, 1930, Election District 2, Washakie Co., Wyoming, April 18.

13. United States Census, 1900 North Campbell Township, Greene, Missouri.

14. Ten Sleep Cemetery Records.

15. United States Census, 1930, Election District 2, Washakie Co., Wyoming, April 18.

16. Funeral Memorial Card.

17. United States Census, 1930, Election District 2, Washakie Co., Wyoming, April 18.

18. Ten Sleep Cemetery Records.

19. United States Census, 1930, Election District 2, Washakie Co., Wyoming, April 18.

20. Funeral Memorial Card.

21. Ten Sleep Cemetery Records.

22. Funeral Memorial Card.

23. Ten Sleep Cemetery Records.

24. Funeral Memorial Card.

25. United States Census, 1930, Election District 2, Washakie Co., Wyoming, April 18.

26. United States Census, 1900 North Campbell Township, Greene, Missouri.

27. United States Census, 1930, Election District 2, Washakie Co., Wyoming, April 18.

28. Ten Sleep Cemetery Records.