Edward B Beckwith
Born 1874 in Montreal CN
Died 3/5/1930 in Auburn, NY

Name: Principal Keeper Edward L. Beckwith
Birth Year: abt 1874
Age: 56
Date of Incident: 5 Mar 1930
Death Location: New York
Department: New York State Department of Correctional Services
Department State: New York
End of Watch Date: 5 Mar 1930
Tour of Duty: 22 years
Cause of Death: Stabbed
Weapon: Edged weapon; Knife
Suspect: Apprehended
Notes: Principal Keeper Edward Beckwith was stabbed to death by seven times by an inmate as he stood guard over 900 inmates in the Auburn State Prison mess hall. Two other prison guards standing nearby were able to wrestle the knife away from the suspect and take him into custody. The suspect had held a grudge against Keeper Beckwith for seven years, and had vowed to one day "get him". Keeper Beckwith had served at the Auburn State Prison for 22 years.
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Minnie A (Graf) Beckwith
Born 1876
Died 1937