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Name: Leonard Beaumont

Burial Number: 1222

Gender: Male

Occupation:   Coal Merchants Assistant; Hotel Waiter; Insurance Agent

Born: 16/02/1889

Died: 20/01/1926

Buried: 23/01/1926

Story

Leonard Beaumont was born in Worthing on 16th February 1889, he had two older siblings, Charles 3yrs, and Ethel 2yrs. His father, Charles Beaumont, 35yrs, ran a Coal Merchants business at 49, High Street, Worthing, where the family lived over the shop. His mother was Ann Eliza Beaumont, 26yrs, nee Beaumont.

By 1911 their father, Charles Beaumont, 56yrs, had retired and Leonard and his brother, Charles jnr. had taken over the business. The family now lived at 3, Westbourne Villas, Worthing.

Leonard left Worthing to travel in the United States when he was about 23 yrs. of age. World War 1 was on going in Europe and in 1917, on June 17th in California, Leonard registered in the civilian draft and joined the American Army.  He gave his occupation as “Hotel Waiter”.

In 1921 he returned to Worthing for a holiday but owing to family reasons he did not return to the States. The family had now moved to Christchurch Road, Worthing;

Leonard’s father died in 1924 and two years later, aged 35yrs, Leonard died after a prolonged illness. Leonard Beaumont, aged 35 yrs., died on 20th January at 26 Christchurch Road, Worthing.

Researcher: Maggie Martin

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: NWS Row: 7 Plot: 13

Exact Location (what3words): marked.dome.closet

Ashes or Urn: Unknown

Headstone

Description:

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Inscription:

In ever loving memory of our dear Len Leonard Beaumont who passed peacefully away 20th Jan 1926 aged 36. The deeply loved son of Charles and Anne Beaumont. "Devoted son and brother"

Further Information

Birth

Name: Leonard Beaumont

Gender: Male

Born: 16/02/1889

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England

Occupation:Coal Merchants Assistant; Hotel Waiter; Insurance Agent

Marriage

Maiden Name: Not applicable

No marriage information is available for this burial record.

Information at Death

Date of Death: 20/01/1926

Cause of death: Carcinoma of L. Kidney 12 months

Address line 2: 26

Address line 3: Christchurch Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England

Obituary

Obituary – Worthing Gazette 27th January, 1926. Mr. Beaumont was the younger son of the late Mr. Charles Beaumont, who died about eighteen months ago, and who was for many years in business as a coal merchant in High Street. That business is now carried on by his elder son, Mr. Charles Beaumont. The deceased, who had been unwell for a prolonged period, was taken more seriously ill about six weeks ago, with the fatal termination recorded above. Mr. Beaumont who was of a particularly happy disposition, was very well known locally, and was at one time in partnership with his brother in the coal business, but at a later period he went to America, where he spent about ten years. When he first went to the United States he joined his uncle on a peach ranch, after which he was in several of the States, and was at one time located in Salt Lake City. Later on he went to California, being for some time in business in San Francisco; and during the Great War he joined the American Army though his regiment did not see duty overseas. About five years ago he returned to Worthing, primarily for a holiday; but owing to family reasons he did not return to the United States. He became engaged in the insurance business, and continued to be so occupied until sickness intervened. The late Mr. Beaumont, whose funeral took place on Saturday, leaves a mother, brother, and sister, to mourn the loss of a loving son and brother. Great sympathy will be extended to them especially by those who had the pleasure of Mr. Leonard Beaumont’s acquaintance.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £2616 13 s 3 d

Value of effects in 2020: Not calculated

Census Information

1891

Living at 49, High Street, Worthing, which is where the family Coal Merchant’s business is situated – Leonard, aged 2 yrs. lives with his father, Charles, 37 yrs., mother Anne Eliza, 28 yrs., brother, Charles, 5 yrs. and sister, Ethel, 4 yrs. There is one general servant, Ellen Bartlett, 18 yrs.

1901

Living at 49, High St. with father, Charles, 47 yrs. and mother, Anne Eliza, 37 yrs. Leonard, 12 yrs., Charles, 15 yrs. and Ethel, 13 yrs.

1911

Living at 49 High Street – Leonard, 22 yrs. and Charles, 25 yrs. are both running the Coal Merchant’s business as their father, Charles, 56 yrs. has retired. They live with sister, Ethel, 24 yrs. (single) and mother, Anne Eliza, 47 yrs. at 3, Westbourne Villas, Worthing.

Miscellaneous Information

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