William and Gertrude Beattie


  1. William Beattie, b. 17 Oct. 1871, Waukesha, Wisconsin, d. 25 Apr. 1952, Tacoma, Washington.
    His parents were James and Mary Beattie.
    William and Gertrude married 14 Aug. 1902, Tacoma, Washington.
    Gertrude Paff, b. 17 Apr. 1884, Blue Earth Co., Minnesota, d. 30 Apr. 1910, Tacoma, Washington.
    Her parents were William and Bertha Paff.
    1. Walter Donald Beattie, b. 12 Aug. 1903, Tacoma, WA, d. unknown.
      He married Ann Irene Conroy, unknown date, Pittsfield, MA.
      She was b. 27 Mar. unknown year, Pittsfield, MA, and d. unknown.
    2. Clyde Wm. Beattie, b. 15 Sept. 1905, Tacoma, WA, d. Dec. 1973, King Co., WA.
      He married Hortense Annette Johnson 8 Aug. 1932, Seattle, WA.
      She was b. 27 Nov. 1910, Seattle, WA, and d. 13 Mar. 1999, King Co., WA.
    3. Stanley Paff Beattie, b. 22 Mar. 1910, Tacoma, WA, d. 30 Oct. 1974, Tacoma, WA.
      He married Doris Eleaze Haines, 7 Feb. 1934, Tacoma, WA.
      She was b. 8 Apr. 1913, Seattle, WA, and d. 30 Oct. 1994, Tacoma, WA.
  2. William's 2nd marriage was to Agnes Mabel Walford nee Larson.
    Agnes Mabel Larson, b. 16 Apr. 1886, Minneapolis, MN, d. 15 Apr. 1974, Tacoma, WA.
  3. Agnes' 1st marriage was to Christopher Walford.
    Christopher Walford, b. Norway, d. Tacoma, WA.
    1. Alice Pauline Walford, b. 25 July 1907, d. 17 Jan. 1995, Redmond, WA.

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Biographical information

There is a bit of mystery surrounding William Beattie. For some reason he felt compelled to not discuss his childhood at all with anyone. We do not know his middle name (if he had one), we know nothing about his parents, and all we know about his siblings is that he had a sister named Jean and a brother named Bob. According to his first marriage certificate, he was born in Waukesha, WI, but Waukesha is a whole county as well as a town. His birth date is also suspect, as he reportedly lied about his at least age several times- once to seem older in order to get a job, and again to sound younger because he thought his second wife wouldn't marry a man as old as he was.


Gertrude Paff

William Beattie

Gertrude with baby

Donald and Clyde

Don, Clyde & Stan

Agnes Mabel Larson

Stan and Doris Beattie

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