07 December 2013

Clara Beauchamp married Clement Newcomb

Clara Yetter Beauchamp was born 13 Nov 1885 in Delaware, the daughter of George N. and Kate E. (Jones) Beauchamp. She married C.C. Newcomb, the son of Charles C. and Phoebe B. (Sheppard) Newcomb. His name appeared as Charles C. in the Delaware marriage records, but the license was issued to Clem. C. and the preponderance of evidence indicates he was Clement Campbell. On 23 Mar 1910, in Wilmington DE, Clara was murdered by Charles Tindall, who shot her and then himself. According to newspaper accounts, the motive was jealousy and Clara's refusal to elope with Tindall. Clement's second wife was Carrie B. (Caulk) Anderson, whom he married in 1914.

6 comments:

  1. When were Clara and Clement married? Clara was my mother's mother's sister and I am researching the family history.

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  2. Clara and Clement were married 5 June 1906 in Delaware.

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    1. Thank you Rosemary. That was such a tragedy and all my family that would know about any of it are dead. I'm Claire Greer Ault and live in NJ. Clara was my Mother's aunt.I appreciate your response.

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  3. Thank you so much. I appreciate your response. No one in my family who would know about this tragedy is still alive. Clara was my Mother's aunt, although she never knew her. My grandmother was a Beauchamp. I am Claire Greer Ault and I live in New Jersey.

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  4. Also, there were no children from the union, correct?

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    1. I believe that is correct. I don't think Clement Newcomb had children with either of his wives.

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