November 22, 1838 to January 13, 1892


                                                    CW Beedle Residence  SM Thompson and West.jpg (365226 bytes)            

                                                                  Picture of C. W. Beedle home in Gold Flat.

                                                                  From History of Nevada County CA by Thompson and West.


       CW Beedle Nevada City Mining SM.jpg (221336 bytes)                                           CW  and MaryHolmes Marriage Cer SM.jpg (192216 bytes)                 

Picture of C. W. Beedle and miners.                            Marriage certificate for C. W. Beedle and Mary E. Holmes.

From Nevada County Historic Photo Album.




Information on C. W. Beedle found in the "History of Nevada County California with Illustrations by Thompson & West, 1880, Howell-North Books, Berkeley, CA 1970, ISBN 0-8310-7001-3.  R979.437 His.


                                                Beedle CW   from Thompson and West.jpg (265312 bytes)




On Sunday, July 23, 1876, this article was published under the heading of "Local Intelligence" in the "Grass Valley Union" on page 3, column 2. 


     "Chas. Beedle, on Wednesday, while hunting around on Gold Flat for the purpose of discovering a ledge found a boulder, which upon breaking open, was discovered to be literally speckeled with gold.  There was at least thirty dollars in the piece broken off.  Upon sinking down about three feet the ledge from which the boulder came was discovered.  Mr. Beedle will thoroughly prospect it, and we hope to be able to record the development of another first-class mine ere long."




From the "Nevada City Daily Transcript" on November 1, 1876, page 2, column 5, the birth announcement for the birth of a daughter:




In Nevada City, October 29, 1876, to Charles Beedle and wife, a daughter."


(Apparently brevity and male chauvinism were in order then.)



From a funeral notice found in Mary Holmes Beedle's scrapbook:

                                 Death of C. W. Beedle

Chas. W. Beedle died about nine o'clock last evening at his residence on Gold Flat.  The funeral will probably take place Sunday and will be conducted by Nevada City Lodge, No. 52, A. O. U. W., to which he belonged.  The cause of death was cancer of the liver, from which he had long been a sufferer.  For the last three months he had been confined to the house.  Mr. Beedle was an engineer by occupation, and was an honest, industrious, temperate citizen and held in high esteem by all who knew him.  He had resided in this county for more than thirty-two years.  A widow and four children are left to mourn his death."





Charles Wesley3 Beedle (Granville T.2 John1 ) was born

in Maine on 23 Oct 1837 {20}. He married Mary E. Holmes

in 1869. She was a native of Bury, England. {20b}


In 1859 Charles Beedle went to Nevada County, California, where he has lived since; engaged in engineering, with exception of one year (1865-1866), spent mining in Montana. He lived at Gold Flat, where he had six acres of land. {20b}


Charles died on January 13, 1892 at Gold Flat, California, at 52 years of age.


Children of Charles W. and Mary E. (Holmes) Beedle {31}


Sadie A., b Oct 1876

Alice V., b June 1882

Granville L., b Apr 1888; d Apr 1977 Marin,

California {20c}


From the notes of Lynn Beedle:

"The funeral of the late Charles W. Beedle will take place tomorrow afternoon at 2:00p.m. at the family residence on Grass Valley Road.  It will be conducted by Nevada City Lodge A. O. U. W. of which he was a member."  (From the Nevada City Transcript, 1/15/1992.)

"Why not declare the road between Shurtleff's Store and the residence of C. W. Beedle impassable?  It is the most horrible road in Nevada County and it would only cost $20.00 to put it in shape."  (From the Nevada City Transcript, 1/18/1892.)

From Mary Holmes scrapbook, dated 1892, an obituary clipping from the newspaper:


At his residence on Gold Flat, Nevada Township, Jan. 13, Charles W. Beedle, native of Maine, aged 52 years, 1 month and 21 days.