Cynthia Harriet Beadle

Female 1871 - 1952  (81 years)


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  • Name Cynthia Harriet Beadle  [1
    Born 8 Jun 1871  Richland Twp., Oswego County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 18 Jul 1952  [1
    Age 81 years 
    Buried Orwell, Oswego County, New York, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Patriarch & Matriarch
    John Beadle,   b. 3 Jan 1742, Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1798, Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)  (2 x Great Grandfather) 
    Elizabeth Fellows  (Great Grandmother) 
    Person ID I18985  Stewartsnydotcom
    Last Modified 18 May 2020 

    Father Ancestors Alfred Nathaniel Beadle,   b. 14 Apr 1837, Orwell, Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1912, Pulaski, Richland Township, Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ancestors Mary Frances Bentley,   b. 29 Aug 1838, Sandy Creek Twp., Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1895, Oswego, Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 6 Sep 1865  Richland Twp., Oswego County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F6649  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Cynthia Harriet “Thea” Beadle - June 8, 1871 - July 18, 1952. Daughter of Alfred Nathaniel and Mary Frances Bentley Beadle.
      Newspaper Obituary - Thursday, July 31, 1952 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Miss Cynthia Harriet Beadle, 81, Life-Long County Resident, Dies - Miss Cynthia Harriet Beadle, 81, well-known resident of Oswego for 65 years, and life-long resident of Oswego County, died early Friday morning, July 18, 1952, at 114 East Fifth street, in Oswego, New York. She had been confined to her home by ill health for the past three years. Her mind remained active until the last. Miss Beadle was born in Pulaski, June 8, 1871, the third daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Nathaniel Beadle. Her mother was Frances Mary Bentley. Miss Beadle’s father in partnership with Henry Lyman had a hardware store with a tin shop upstairs, at the corner of Lake and Jefferson streets. This was burned in the fire of 1881. Mr. Beadle moved his family to Oswego to live when he became Sheriff of Oswego County. The family home in Pulaski was at 37 Lake street. In Oswego, the family home was that 58 West Third street. Miss Beadle was a graduate of Oswego high school, and of Oswego Normal school, class of 1890. She taught with marked success, kindergarten and first grade children in Scriba, Pulaski, Hamilton, Yonkers in New York State, and East Orange, New Jersey. Miss Beadle became a member of the First Congregational church of Oswego in July 1887. For an unknown period of 65 years she was a devoted and tireless member of this church. She gave the chimes in that church as a memorial to her cousin, the late City Judge Norman Seymour Bentley, with whom she resided from the time in her girlhood when he came from Pulaski to Oswego to practice law and to live in the Beadle home, after his graduation from Amherst College in 1892, and Albany Law school in 1894, until his death in 1931. Miss Beadle was a life member of the New York State Historical Society, and was well versed in New York State and Oswego County history. She was a charter member of the Oswego Woman's City Club, and also a member of the Winter Club. She was secretary to the president of the Northern New York Federation of Women's Clubs, when Mrs. Udelle Bartlett was president. Miss Beadle was an intensely loyal member of the Fort Oswego Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. For many years, when Montcalm Park was first established by the D.A.R., she watched over it vigilantly from her Windows at 33 West Sixth street. Always lovingly interested in young people, from the time they were babies, until they were grown and had babies of their own, she was in recent years a member of a Troop Committee of the Oswego Girl Scouts, and was generous in her support of them. Miss Beadle was the last of her immediate family. Surviving her are a nephew, Commander Donald Stuart Gordon II of the United States Navy; and two nieces, Mrs. Benjamin Franklin Johnson III, of Houston Texas, and Miss Helen Fairfield Gordon, of Chicago, Illinois; a grandnephew, Benjamin Franklin Johnson IV; and a grandniece, Anne Wellman Beadle Johnson, of Houston, Texas. Surviving cousins are J. Joel Bentley and Mrs. Jennie Bentley Kaufman of Syracuse, Thomas Bowden Bentley of Fulton, Frank Beadle of Minetto, and Mrs. Herbert W. Damon (nee Hattie Seymour Hollis) and the Misses Mary Frances and Helen Elizabeth Bentley of Pulaski. Miss Beadle, all her life, was a cheerful, willing worker for her family and friends, who were of all ages, and of all walks of life. She was generous with her time and strength, and she was intelligently and honestly interested in helping her family and friends. She had lived a long and a good life, and she will be remembered by all who knew her, for her devotion, her happy disposition, her on comprising championship of the right, for the warm hospitality of her home, for her unusual talent for making others happy, and for her simple, honest, and undemanding friendship for all with whom she worked and lived. To hundreds of children, and to their parents, too, she was known as “Aunt Thea”, at whose home it was always something to interest a child, but most of all, a love of the child which he never forgot. To these children and their parents, the appearance of a letter in Aunt Thea’s distinctive handwriting, or, very often, a package addressed in that handwriting, was always a delightful occasion. The package would be packed with a care and talent which left professional packers open-mouthed with wonder. All this was part of the fun of opening the package, to see what Aunt Thea had sent this time. She sent all manner of things to all parts of the country. As it was her pleasure to serve others, so it was their pleasure to serve her. She had a genuine appreciation of thoughtfulness. Aunt Thea loved books, and the people in them, as she loved living people. She appreciated the good in life and books and people, and the memory of her own loved ones never faded for her. The memory of her own life will be here and clear always for her family and friends. Funeral services were held in Oswego on Sunday afternoon, July 20, at 2:45, with the Reverend Rees T. Williams, Pastor of the First Congregational church of Oswego, conducting the services. Mr. Williams gave a remarkable tribute to Miss Beadle, saying that when he visited her, he always felt that he came away with more than he had taken to her. Interment was in Orwell Evergreen cemetery on that afternoon, in the plot where her mother and father, three brothers who died in infancy, and the family of John Beadle, lie buried. This John Beadle was a brother of Nathaniel Beadle, Aunt Thea’s grandfather, who was one of Orwell's first settlers. John Beadle was one of the early owners of plots in Orwell Evergreen cemetery, and he erected the monument on the family plot there. Pallbearers were Judge George Penney, Arthur B. Smith, Maurice Keefe, James J. Peebles, William H. Wales, and Webb Cooper. - It is of interest that Miss Beadle has left to her nephew and nieces the 11 acre plot known for 75 years in Pulaski as the “Black Hole Lot” because the Salmon river makes a whirlpool flair. This plot fronts on Lake street, going back to the banks of the river, there. On this property, Miss Beadle’s father once had a fine orchard and vineyard.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2264] U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012;).