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John W. Beam and Almira Andruss of Hemlock NY

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Photo of John W. Beam.



Almira “Myra” Andruss Beam of Hemlock NY in 1900.

Courtesy of Canadice NY Historian, Margaret Bott.

The Family of John W. Beam and Almira “Myra” Andruss Beam




birth place

death place

John W. Beam


25 November 1840 - 17 February 1926

Canadice NY

Hemlock NY

Almira “Myra” Andruss Beam


12 May 1849 - 10 April 1928

Canadice NY

Glendale, CA



12 January 1872



Edith Beam


1877 - 3 April 1908

Canandaigua NY

Rutland VT





The Parents of John W. Beam

Mother and Father Beam

The Parents of Almira Andruss

George C. Andruss and Sarah A. Terbush


Beam Family Tree


Husband’s Maternal Family Tree


Andruss Family Tree


Terbush Family Tree

The Obituary of John W. Beam

25 November 1840 - 17 February 1926

From the Livonia Gazette, 19 February 1926

Hemlock - After a period of ill health extending over several weeks, John W. Beam died at his home at 10:30 Wednesday morning in is 86th year. He was born November 25, 1840, in Canadice, where his parents had settled, having come by ox-team from New Jersey.

On January 21, 1872, Mr. Beam married Miss Myra Andruss of Canadice. About 1880 Mr. Beam went to Penn Yan for a year, then came to Hemlock in 1882 and bought the Fox hardware, which he conducted until 1913, when he sold the business to Bacon & Wemett. Mr. Beam joined the Canadice Methodist churc April 10, 1870, transferring his membership to the Hemlock church when he moved to this village. All of this time he has been one of the most substantial supporters of the church, and was a trustee over practically the entire period. His interest in community matters was always an active and practical interest. One of a family of eight boys, Mr. Beam became an influential pat of the village life.

He is survived by his wife, his brother, D. S. Beam, who will be 91 in August and by two grandchildren, Esther and Robert Haynes, the children of a daughter, Mrs. Edith Haynes, who died in 1908.

Mr. Beam’s funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the house, with the Rev. Mr. Gooderham and the Rev. Mr. Sanderson officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn cemetery, Canandaigua.

The Obituary of Almira “Myra” Andruss Beam

12 May 1849 - 10 April 1928

From the Wayland Register, 19 April 1928

Canadice - The funeral of Mrs. Myra Beam was held in Hemlock Tuesday, Mrs. Beam was born in the town of Canadice seventy-nine years ago, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Andruss. She married John Beam of this place and they had one daughter, Edith, who died some years ago.

Mrs. Beam went last fall to spend the winter with her son-in-law, Rev. Haines at Glendale, Cal., where her death occurred.

She leaves one sister, Mrs. May Nelson of Hemlock, and two grandchildren, Esther and Albert Haines of Glendale, Cal., besides many friends in this vicinity. Rev. Sanderson, a former pastor, conducted the services and burial was in Canandaigua.

The Burial of John W. Beam

Woodlawn Cemetery in Canandaigua NY

The Burial of Almira Andruss Beam

Woodlawn Cemetery in Canandaigua NY

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