Beebe, Melvin

From Helderberg Hilltowns of Albany County, NY


Melvin Beebe was born May 31, 1834 in Guilderland, New York, the son of Peter T. Beebe and Abiel Ham. His brothers were:

Marriage & Children

Melvin Beebe married Louise Kaley about 1870 in California. Their child was:


Melvin Beebe died November, 1 1911 in Altamont, NY



The funeral of Melvin Beebe, a lifelong resident of the town and for many years an esteemed resident of our village, who died after a lingering illness on Wednesday, will be held from the home of his daughter, Mrs. Irving Lainhart, tomorrow morning at 1l o'clock. Aside from his only daughter and family, who cared tenderly for him in his declining years he is survived by two brothers, Jacob P. and Calvin Beebe, and several nephews and nieces.

BEEBE - At Altamont, November 1st, 1911, Melvin Beebe, aged 77 years. Funeral from his late home Saturday at 11 a. m.

Altamont Enterprise November 1911

Additional Media

Quite a little excitement and anxiety was caused here last Friday night over the sudden disappearance of Mr. Melvin Beebe. Mr. Beebe's horse was taken sick the forepart the evening and about 10 o'clock he started over street after Mr. H. Livingston, the veterinary surgeon, and turned homeward but missed his way and continued on down through the village and on to the State road. As he did not return home an alarm was made and a search began by his family and several neighbors, who hunted all through the night but no trace of him could be found. Early next morning Mr. Charles Steadman, who lives about a mile and a half east of the village, saw Mr. Beebe at his front gate and spoke to him. He seemed to be in a dazed condition and could not give an accurate account of his travels farther than to say that be had lost his bearings and could not find his way home. Mr. Beebe was in a pitiable condition, having been into the water and mud up to his waist. Mr. Steadman very kindly assisted him home where be was immediately given clean clothes and warm drinks which soon revived him. He is now none the worse for his night's wanderings.

Altamont Enterprise June 11, 1909