Ethel Jane Cameron1

F, #32721, b. August 1894, d. 22 March 1920
Step-father*Richard Arnold Beard2 b. 27 Apr 1870, d. 28 Aug 1921
Mother*Laura Rebecca Page2 b. Apr 1868, d. 12 Feb 1930
FatherWilliam Henry Cameron1
Last Edited17 Jun 2019
     She was born in August 1894 at Alliston, Tecumseth Twp., Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada.2,1
     She died on 22 March 1920 at Bridge St. (hospital?), Napanee, Lennox and Addington County, Ontario, Canada, at age 25.3

Census Data

     Ethel appeared on the 1911 Canadian Census of Niagara Falls, Welland County, Ontario, in the household of Richard Beard and Laura Beard.2
     Ethel Jane Cameronwas referenced in the biographical information that appeared about Richard Arnold Beard on 27 August 1921:
Constable Richard Arnold Beard
Napanee Police Department
Ontario

End of Watch: Saturday, August 27, 1921
Constable Richard Beard was stationed at Napanee, Ontario at the time of his death. Constable Beard died from a gunshot wound through his heart. He had been summoned to an alley where 3 suspects were in the process of Break and Enter into a jewelry store. Discovering 3 suspects he drew his weapon but was unable to discharge it before being shot. Constable Beard was accompanied by 2 citizens who fled the scene, sensing danger. A shot was fired and bystanders believed at the time it was Constable Beards weapon that had been discharged.

The suspects were able to elude capture in a stolen vehicle. They were later captured in an armed robbery in Kingston, Ontario that had followed several burglaries and armed hold up cases in that area. One case involved the wounding of a police officer and a businessman.

The 3 suspect males were 2 male twins age 20, and 1 male aged 21.

At the time of his death Constable Beard had served on the force for 7 years. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge. He survived by his second wife, 3 sons, 1 daughter, 1 step-son and a step-daughter. His funeral was attended by most of the towns people and businesses were closed for the service. (emphasis added by Rick Moffat.)

Constable Beards brother Assistant Jail Guard Eddie Beard
was injured in an incident that took the life of Jail Guard John Sangster at a Jail in Saskatchewan on August 2, 1936.

Copyright © 1996-2017, The Officer Down Memorial Page, Inc.

A much more detailed account of this incident is published on Facebook, including the fate of the murderers, "Erwood Upton, Sherwood Upton and Fred Bryant (who) were sentenced to life imprisonment in Portsmouth Penitentiary."4,5

     In the obituary of Malcom Shaw Beard who died 6 July 1940, his sister, Jean Beard of Kingston, was listed as a survivor.6

Citations

  1. [S1348] Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name: Ethel Jane Cameron
    Date of Birth:     24 Aug 1894
    Gender:     Female
    Birth Place:     Simcoe, Ontario, Canada
    Father's Name: Wm H Cameron
    Mother's Name: Laura Rebecca Page
    Registration #:     030600. Hereinafter cited as ON Births 1869-1913.
  2. [S5834] Richard Beard household, June 23, 1911 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Niagara Falls City, Welland, Ontario; ; Page: 36; Family No: 394, Library and Archives Canada (LAC).
  3. [S1347] Ontario, Canada, Deaths and Deaths Overseas, 1869-1946 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario), Ancestry.com, Ontario, Canada, Deaths and Deaths Overseas, 1869-1946; "This database is an index (with images) to over 2 million deaths that were registered in Ontario from 1869 to 1938, and 1943 to 1946. The database also includes deaths of Ontario military personnel overseas from 1939-1947"; cited as "ON Deaths, 1869-1946., Name: Ethyl Jane Cameron
    Gender:     Female
    Birth Year:     abt 1895
    Birth Place:     Alliston, Ontario
    Age at Death:     25
    Death Date:     22 Mar 1920
    Death Place:     Lennox and Addington, Ontario, Canada
    Registration #:     023519.
  4. [S5835] The Officer Down Memorial Page, Inc., online Constable Richard Arnold Beard memorial page, Constable Richard Arnold Beard
    Napanée Police Department
    Ontario
    End of Watch: Saturday, August 27, 1921. Hereinafter cited as The Officer Down Memorial.
  5. [S5836] Facebook, online https://www.facebook.com/OPPAssociation/posts/…, Ontario Provincial Police Association - In Remembrance - Constable Richard Beard – August 28, 1921. Hereinafter cited as Facebook.
  6. [S9272] Malcolm S. Beard, The Windsor Star, Windsor, Ontario, Jul 6. 1940, Page 10, column 5 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary; Malcolm Shaw Beard. Hereinafter cited as Windsor Star.

John Albert Cameron1,2

M, #32722, b. 13 June 1900, d. 3 October 1958
Step-father*Richard Arnold Beard3 b. 27 Apr 1870, d. 28 Aug 1921
Mother*Laura Rebecca Page3,1 b. Apr 1868, d. 12 Feb 1930
FatherWilliam Henry Cameron1
Last Edited21 Apr 2021
     He was born on 13 June 1900 at Tecumseth Twp., Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada.3,1,4 John married Nelda Pearl Graham on 2 May 1924 at Toronto, York County, Ontario, Canada.2
     He died on 3 October 1958 at Ontario, Canada, at age 58.4      John Albert Cameron was buried at Alliston Union Cemetery, Alliston, Tecumseth Twp., Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada.4

Census Data

     John A appeared on the 1911 Canadian Census of Niagara Falls, Welland County, Ontario, in the household of Richard Beard and Laura Beard.3
     John Albert Cameronwas referenced in the biographical information that appeared about Richard Arnold Beard on 27 August 1921:
Constable Richard Arnold Beard
Napanee Police Department
Ontario

End of Watch: Saturday, August 27, 1921
Constable Richard Beard was stationed at Napanee, Ontario at the time of his death. Constable Beard died from a gunshot wound through his heart. He had been summoned to an alley where 3 suspects were in the process of Break and Enter into a jewelry store. Discovering 3 suspects he drew his weapon but was unable to discharge it before being shot. Constable Beard was accompanied by 2 citizens who fled the scene, sensing danger. A shot was fired and bystanders believed at the time it was Constable Beards weapon that had been discharged.

The suspects were able to elude capture in a stolen vehicle. They were later captured in an armed robbery in Kingston, Ontario that had followed several burglaries and armed hold up cases in that area. One case involved the wounding of a police officer and a businessman.

The 3 suspect males were 2 male twins age 20, and 1 male aged 21.

At the time of his death Constable Beard had served on the force for 7 years. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge. He survived by his second wife, 3 sons, 1 daughter, 1 step-son and a step-daughter. His funeral was attended by most of the towns people and businesses were closed for the service. (emphasis added by Rick Moffat.)

Constable Beards brother Assistant Jail Guard Eddie Beard
was injured in an incident that took the life of Jail Guard John Sangster at a Jail in Saskatchewan on August 2, 1936.

Copyright © 1996-2017, The Officer Down Memorial Page, Inc.

A much more detailed account of this incident is published on Facebook, including the fate of the murderers, "Erwood Upton, Sherwood Upton and Fred Bryant (who) were sentenced to life imprisonment in Portsmouth Penitentiary."5,6

     In the obituary of Malcom Shaw Beard who died 6 July 1940, his brother, John C Beard of Toronto, was listed as a survivor.7

Family

Nelda Pearl Graham b. 27 Nov 1899, d. 27 Jun 1981
Marriage*John married Nelda Pearl Graham on 2 May 1924 at Toronto, York County, Ontario, Canada.2 

Citations

  1. [S1348] Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name: John Albert Camron
    Date of Birth:     13 Jun 1900
    Gender:     Male
    Birth Place:     Tecumseh, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada
    Father's Name: Wm Henry Camron
    Mother's Name: Laura Rebecca Page
    Registration #:     038830. Hereinafter cited as ON Births 1869-1913.
  2. [S1349] Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1936 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario, Toronto), Archives of Ontario, Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935; "Ontario, Canada, Select Marriages. Archives of Ontario, Toronto. This database includes images of the registrations. In some cases, alternative images in FamilySearch provide additional information"; cited as "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936., Name: John Albert Cameron
    Age:     23
    Birth Date:     abt 1901
    Birth Place:     Ontario
    Marriage Date:     2 May 1924
    Marriage County or District:     York
    Father:     Wm H Cameron
    Mother:     Laura Page
    Spouse:     Nelda Pearl Graham
    Spouse's Age:     24
    Spouse Birth Date:     abt 1900
    Spouse Birth Place:     Ontario
    Spouse Father:     Geo H Graham
    Spouse Mother:     Mary Elizabeth Anderson Graham
    Registration district:     York
    Registration #:     001662.
  3. [S5834] Richard Beard household, June 23, 1911 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Niagara Falls City, Welland, Ontario; ; Page: 36; Family No: 394, Library and Archives Canada (LAC).
  4. [S3862] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., John A. Cameron.
  5. [S5835] The Officer Down Memorial Page, Inc., online Constable Richard Arnold Beard memorial page, Constable Richard Arnold Beard
    Napanée Police Department
    Ontario
    End of Watch: Saturday, August 27, 1921. Hereinafter cited as The Officer Down Memorial.
  6. [S5836] Facebook, online https://www.facebook.com/OPPAssociation/posts/…, Ontario Provincial Police Association - In Remembrance - Constable Richard Beard – August 28, 1921. Hereinafter cited as Facebook.
  7. [S9272] Malcolm S. Beard, The Windsor Star, Windsor, Ontario, Jul 6. 1940, Page 10, column 5 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary; Malcolm Shaw Beard. Hereinafter cited as Windsor Star.

William Henry Cameron1,2

M, #32723
Last Edited4 Dec 2015
     He was born at Peel County, Ontario, Canada.3 William married Laura Rebecca Page.1

Family

Laura Rebecca Page b. Apr 1868, d. 12 Feb 1930

Citations

  1. [S1348] Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name: Ethel Jane Cameron
    Date of Birth:     24 Aug 1894
    Gender:     Female
    Birth Place:     Simcoe, Ontario, Canada
    Father's Name: Wm H Cameron
    Mother's Name: Laura Rebecca Page
    Registration #:     030600. Hereinafter cited as ON Births 1869-1913.
  2. [S1347] Ontario, Canada, Deaths and Deaths Overseas, 1869-1946 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario), Ancestry.com, Ontario, Canada, Deaths and Deaths Overseas, 1869-1946; "This database is an index (with images) to over 2 million deaths that were registered in Ontario from 1869 to 1938, and 1943 to 1946. The database also includes deaths of Ontario military personnel overseas from 1939-1947"; cited as "ON Deaths, 1869-1946., Name: Ethyl Jane Cameron
    Gender:     Female
    Birth Year:     abt 1895
    Birth Place:     Alliston, Ontario
    Age at Death:     25
    Death Date:     22 Mar 1920
    Death Place:     Lennox and Addington, Ontario, Canada
    Father's Name: William Henry Cameron
    Mother's Name: Laura Rebecca Page, Mrs. R. A. Beard
    Informant:     Mrs. R. A. Beard, mother
    Registration #:     023519.
  3. [S1347] "ON Deaths, 1869-1946", online Ontario, Canada, Deaths and Deaths Overseas, 1869-1946: Name: Ethyl Jane Cameron
    Gender:     Female
    Birth Year:     abt 1895
    Birth Place:     Alliston, Ontario
    Age at Death:     25
    Death Date:     22 Mar 1920
    Death Place:     Lennox and Addington, Ontario, Canada
    Father's Name: William Henry Cameron
    His birthplace:     County of Peel
    Mother's Name: Laura Rebecca Page, Mrs. R. A. Beard
    Her birthplace:     Hornings Mills
    Informant:     Mrs. R. A. Beard, mother
    Registration #:     023519.

Nelda Pearl Graham1,2

F, #32724, b. 27 November 1899, d. 27 June 1981
Last Edited9 Dec 2015
     She was born on 27 November 1899 at Ontario, Canada.1,2 Nelda married John Albert Cameron on 2 May 1924 at Toronto, York County, Ontario, Canada.1
     She died on 27 June 1981 at age 81.2      Nelda Pearl Graham was buried at Alliston Union Cemetery, Alliston, Tecumseth Twp., Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada.2

Family

John Albert Cameron b. 13 Jun 1900, d. 3 Oct 1958

Citations

  1. [S1349] Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1936 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario, Toronto), Archives of Ontario, Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935; "Ontario, Canada, Select Marriages. Archives of Ontario, Toronto. This database includes images of the registrations. In some cases, alternative images in FamilySearch provide additional information"; cited as "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936., Name: John Albert Cameron
    Age:     23
    Birth Date:     abt 1901
    Birth Place:     Ontario
    Marriage Date:     2 May 1924
    Marriage County or District:     York
    Father:     Wm H Cameron
    Mother:     Laura Page
    Spouse:     Nelda Pearl Graham
    Spouse's Age:     24
    Spouse Birth Date:     abt 1900
    Spouse Birth Place:     Ontario
    Spouse Father:     Geo H Graham
    Spouse Mother:     Mary Elizabeth Anderson Graham
    Registration district:     York
    Registration #:     001662.
  2. [S3862] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., John A. Cameron
    Transcription
    John A. Cameron
    June 13, 1900 - Oct. 3, 1958
    His Wife Nelda Graham
    Nov. 27, 1899 - June 27, 1981
    Their Daughters (sic)
    Ethyl June Kittmer
    Nov. 13, 1924 - Oct. 22, 2001.

Elizah Page1

M, #32726
Last Edited4 Dec 2015
     Elizah married Elizabeth (?).1

Family

Elizabeth (?)
Child

Citations

  1. [S1347] Ontario, Canada, Deaths and Deaths Overseas, 1869-1946 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario), Ancestry.com, Ontario, Canada, Deaths and Deaths Overseas, 1869-1946; "This database is an index (with images) to over 2 million deaths that were registered in Ontario from 1869 to 1938, and 1943 to 1946. The database also includes deaths of Ontario military personnel overseas from 1939-1947"; cited as "ON Deaths, 1869-1946., Name: Laura R German
    Gender:     Female
    Birth Year:     abt 1866
    Birth Place:     Ontario
    Age at Death:     64
    Death Date:     12 Feb 1930
    Death Place:     York, Ontario, Canada
    Father's Name: Elizah Page, Ontario
    Mother's Name: Elizabeth Page, Ontario
    Informant:     J. D. German, husband
    Burial Place:     Alliston, Ontario, Feby 15, 1930
    Registration #:     001911.

Elizabeth (?)1

F, #32727
Last Edited4 Dec 2015
     Elizabeth married Elizah Page.1

Family

Elizah Page
Child

Citations

  1. [S1347] Ontario, Canada, Deaths and Deaths Overseas, 1869-1946 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario), Ancestry.com, Ontario, Canada, Deaths and Deaths Overseas, 1869-1946; "This database is an index (with images) to over 2 million deaths that were registered in Ontario from 1869 to 1938, and 1943 to 1946. The database also includes deaths of Ontario military personnel overseas from 1939-1947"; cited as "ON Deaths, 1869-1946., Name: Laura R German
    Gender:     Female
    Birth Year:     abt 1866
    Birth Place:     Ontario
    Age at Death:     64
    Death Date:     12 Feb 1930
    Death Place:     York, Ontario, Canada
    Father's Name: Elizah Page, Ontario
    Mother's Name: Elizabeth Page, Ontario
    Informant:     J. D. German, husband
    Burial Place:     Alliston, Ontario, Feby 15, 1930
    Registration #:     001911.

Imelda Evoy1

F, #32728, b. circa 1897
Father*James Evoy1
Mother*Lena Maloney1
Last Edited17 Jun 2019
     She was born circa 1897 at Ontario, Canada.1 Imelda married Malcom Shaw Beard on 16 May 1923 at Toronto, York County, Ontario, Canada, according to Ontario Marriage Registration 092625.1
     Her name was also recorded as Alice Imelda Evoy according to notes on her husband's Find A Grave memorial page.2
     In the obituary of Malcom Shaw Beard who died 6 July 1940, his wife, Alice Imelda Evelyn Beard was listed as a survivor.3

Family

Malcom Shaw Beard b. 4 Nov 1898, d. 6 Jul 1940

Citations

  1. [S1349] Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1936 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario, Toronto), Archives of Ontario, Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935; "Ontario, Canada, Select Marriages. Archives of Ontario, Toronto. This database includes images of the registrations. In some cases, alternative images in FamilySearch provide additional information"; cited as "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936., Malcolm Shaw Beard & Imelda Evoy.
  2. [S3862] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., Malcom Shaw Beard.
  3. [S9272] Malcolm S. Beard, The Windsor Star, Windsor, Ontario, Jul 6. 1940, Page 10, column 5 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary; Malcolm Shaw Beard. Hereinafter cited as Windsor Star.

James Evoy1

M, #32729
Last Edited4 Dec 2015
     James married Lena Maloney, according to Ontario Marriage Registration 092625 he was a salesman and she was a dressmaker.1

Family

Lena Maloney
Child

Citations

  1. [S1349] Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1936 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario, Toronto), Archives of Ontario, Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935; "Ontario, Canada, Select Marriages. Archives of Ontario, Toronto. This database includes images of the registrations. In some cases, alternative images in FamilySearch provide additional information"; cited as "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936., Malcolm Shaw Beard & Imelda Evoy.

Lena Maloney1

F, #32730
Last Edited4 Dec 2015
     Lena married James Evoy, according to Ontario Marriage Registration 092625 he was a salesman and she was a dressmaker.1

Family

James Evoy
Child

Citations

  1. [S1349] Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1936 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario, Toronto), Archives of Ontario, Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935; "Ontario, Canada, Select Marriages. Archives of Ontario, Toronto. This database includes images of the registrations. In some cases, alternative images in FamilySearch provide additional information"; cited as "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936., Malcolm Shaw Beard & Imelda Evoy.

John Beard1

M, #32731
Last Edited5 Dec 2015
     He was born at London, England.1

Family

Child

Citations

  1. [S1347] Ontario, Canada, Deaths and Deaths Overseas, 1869-1946 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario), Ancestry.com, Ontario, Canada, Deaths and Deaths Overseas, 1869-1946; "This database is an index (with images) to over 2 million deaths that were registered in Ontario from 1869 to 1938, and 1943 to 1946. The database also includes deaths of Ontario military personnel overseas from 1939-1947"; cited as "ON Deaths, 1869-1946., Name: Richard A Beard
    Gender:     Male
    Birth Year:     abt 1870
    Birth Place:     London, England
    Age at Death:     51
    Death Date:     28 Aug 1921
    Death Place:     Lennox and Addington, Ontario, Canada
    Occupation:     Policeman
    Father's Name: John Beard, born in London, England.

Donald Jessup1

M, #32734, b. 11 January 1937, d. 4 October 2000
Last Edited10 Dec 2015
     He was born on 11 January 1937.1
     He died on 4 October 2000 at age 63.1      Donald Jessup was buried at Letterkenny Christian Cemetery, Brudenell Twp., Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada.1

Citations

  1. [S530] Canadian Gravemarker Gallery (in transition) , Canadian Gravemarker Gallery (See Canada Gen Web's Cemetery Project), Search page for Canada Gen Web's Cemetery Project; "After July 31, 2017, many links were broken. Search Canada GenWEB since content is being indexed and slowly moved to this site. I will replace links as time permits"; cited as "Canadian Gravemarker Gallery., Donald C. Jessup & Meleda C. Hass
    Transcription:
    JESSUP
    Donald C. Jessup
    Jan. 11, 1937 - Oct. 4, 2000
    Beloved husband of
    Meleda C. Hass
    June 18, 1941
    In God's Care.

Rodney G Jessup1

M, #32736, b. 20 October 1950, d. 2 January 2002
Father*James Jessup2 b. 22 Sep 1909, d. 7 Mar 1987
Mother*Marguerite E. Neuman2 b. 1921, d. 1994
Last Edited10 Dec 2015
     He was born on 20 October 1950.1
     He died on 2 January 2002 at age 51.1      Rodney G Jessup was buried at Letterkenny Christian Cemetery, Brudenell Twp., Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada.1
     His name was also recorded as Rodney.2
     In the obituary of Rosemary Melissa Hartwig who died 2 February 2013, Rosemary's brother, Rodney Jessup was listed as predeceased.2

Citations

  1. [S530] Canadian Gravemarker Gallery (in transition) , Canadian Gravemarker Gallery (See Canada Gen Web's Cemetery Project), Search page for Canada Gen Web's Cemetery Project; "After July 31, 2017, many links were broken. Search Canada GenWEB since content is being indexed and slowly moved to this site. I will replace links as time permits"; cited as "Canadian Gravemarker Gallery., Rodney G. Jessup
    Transcription:
    JESSUP
    Rodney G.
    Oct. 20, 1950 - Jan. 2, 2002.
  2. [S5849] Rosemary Melissa Hartwig Obituary, ObitsForLife, Killaloe, ON, abt Feb 3, 2013, viewed on-line viewed at Obits for Life, Obituary: Rosemary Melissa Hartwig. Hereinafter cited as ObitsForLife.