The Family of Joseph Beech and Emma Clark
Joseph Beech, b. December 1827 at Birmingham.
He married Emma Clark (b. 1827; d. 1 September 1903) in about 1852 (we have not yet been able to trace the record for the marriage). They had at least 7 children:
a. William Henry Beech, b. 17 May 1854 at 44 Lister Street, Aston, Birmingham; d. 13 December 1926.
c. Emily (or Emma) Beech, b. July 1861; m. Henry Yate in about 1877.
d. Gertrude Beech, b. c 1863.
e. George Beech, b. 1866.
f. Phoebe Ann Beech, b. 24 October 1868; m. George Francis Osborne (1871 – 1940) on 12 August 1899; d. 8 July 1954.
g. Ada Florence Beech, b. 2 May 1872; m. George Barrier (1874 – 1925) in about 1899.
Joseph died on 28 August 1893 at 89 Holt Street, Birmingham. He was buried at the City Cemetery, Whitton, Birmingham on 31 August 1893.
Joseph Beech was the son of Benjamin Beech (1805 – c 1870) and Phoebe Asbury (1805 – c 1875). Benjamin and Phoebe had 11 children.
We have not yet been able to trace the parents of Emma Clark.
Joseph was a brass caster (according to Phoebe’s Birth Certificate). He probably worked in the gun-making trade that was very important in Birmingham at that time.