Lawrence Joseph Beesley

29 Oct 1916 - 17 Aug 1959


Lawrence Joseph Beesley

29 Oct 1916 - 17 Aug 1959
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LAWRENCE JOSEPH BEESLEY by Yolanda Lea Beesley Davenport Lawrence Jospeh Beesley's parents, John Beesley and Chloe Thayne Beesley made their home in Rexburg where all their children were born. They had six sons. Their first son, John Thayne (Jack) was born on June 12, 1910. Two years later on Aug. 2
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Lawrence Joseph Beesley

Married: 15 Jun 1944

Rexburg Cemetery

312 Cemetery Rd
Rexburg, Madison, Idaho
United States


August 4, 2011


August 4, 2011

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LAWRENCE JOSEPH BEESLEY by Yolanda Lea Beesley Davenport Lawrence Jospeh Beesley's parents, John Beesley and Chloe Thayne Beesley made their home in Rexburg where all their children were born. They had six sons. Their first son, John Thayne (Jack) was born on June 12, 1910. Two years later on Aug. 21, 1912 twin boys, Ray and Reed, were born. On Dec. 4, 1915 Chloe's mother passed away, at the age of fifty-three. She died after a long illness at her home. She was surrounded by all her children. In 1916 John and Chloe were renting a little old house located on Main Street, where the Madison Jr. High is now located. Here on Oct. 29, 1916, my father, Lawrence Joseph was born. When he was about two and a half, in 1919, his father built a home at 126 N. 3 W. The home had three rooms, two bedrooms, a kitchen combined with a living room. It was heated by the cookstove. A large shed, or garage, and an outhouse were built out behind the house. John and Chloe did not attend church much during their married life. Apparently John never gained a strong testimony of the Gospel. Although his parents were active, as he grew up, the love and devotion they felt towards the gospel was not instilled in him of his brothers and sisters, for none of them made the church much a part of their lives after they left home. Maybe they forgot to have Family Home Evening. Chloe, too, came from a very religious background, but her choice in marriage probably made it somewhat difficult to be very active. They did have their sons baptized members of the Church. In fact, Jack, Ray and Reed were all baptized on the same day March 5, 1921. On Jan 7, 1924 a son named Leo Thayne was born and died the same day. The bishop of their ward wouldn't conduct graveside services. Then on Feb. 22, 1925 Chloe had another baby boy, Leonard Thayne, who also died the same day of his birth. At this time they had a different Bishop. When they requested him to conduct graveside services he wouldn't. They got a bishop outside of their ward to conduct the services. They let these incidents cause resentment towards the Church. John and Chloe loved each other and they worked hard together through years of hardship and depression to provide for their sons. Lawrence was baptized on Mar. 5, 1926 when he was about nine and a half. Because of his family's inactivity he grew up without much gospel training. He attended school in Rexburg and graduated from Madison High School. His father liked to gather old cars and motors. He would park them around their home. Lawrence and Reed liked to mess around with the old cars. Lawrence's friend whose last name was Riley liked to come over and mess around on the cars too. The two of them would get together and take motors apart and put them back together again. Riley's big sister, who is now Mrs. Bob Purrington, remembers being impressed by how those guys could spend all that time together taking a motor apart and then getting it back together and running. After high school Lawrence joined the air force and worked as a mechanic. His brother Reed also joined the air force. Reed liked to tell the story of how he wanted to be a mechanic in the air force so when he took the test to join up he answered the questions really good. He put down all he knew especially about mechanics, and then he was called to be a medic. So he told Lawrence not to answer the questions so smart or he would be called to be a medic. Lawrence was sent to Texas where he got his basic training. Then he was sent to Burbank- Lockied, in California, for more training, then to Santa Rosa, then to Glendale, Van Heise and back to Glendale. It was while he was in Glendale that he met Clara Dinsmore, my mother.

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Lawrence Joseph Beesley was born on 29 Oct 1916
Lawrence Joseph Beesley was 12 years old when Walt Disney character Mickey Mouse premieres in his first cartoon, "Plane Crazy". Walter Elias Disney was an American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor and film producer. A pioneer of the American animation industry, he introduced several developments in the production of cartoons. As a film producer, Disney holds the record for most Academy Awards earned by an individual, having won 22 Oscars from 59 nominations. He was presented with two Golden Globe Special Achievement Awards and an Emmy Award, among other honors. Several of his films are included in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.
Lawrence Joseph Beesley was 23 years old when Adolf Hitler signs an order to begin the systematic euthanasia of mentally ill and disabled people. Adolf Hitler was a German politician, demagogue, and Pan-German revolutionary, who was the leader of the Nazi Party, Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Führer ("Leader") of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As dictator, Hitler initiated World War II in Europe with the invasion of Poland in September 1939, and was central to the Holocaust.
Lawrence Joseph Beesley was 29 years old when World War II: German forces in the west agree to an unconditional surrender. The German Instrument of Surrender ended World War II in Europe. The definitive text was signed in Karlshorst, Berlin, on the night of 8 May 1945 by representatives of the three armed services of the Oberkommando der Wehrmacht (OKW) and the Allied Expeditionary Force together with the Supreme High Command of the Red Army, with further French and US representatives signing as witnesses. The signing took place 9 May 1945 at 00:16 local time.
Lawrence Joseph Beesley died on 17 Aug 1959 at the age of 42
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