Birthday Celebration – Anna Jane Beaton Hyde

Anna Jane Beaton, 1926, Omaha, NE. Photo entered in National Photo Competition.

Anna Jane Beaton, 1926, Omaha, NE.

June 21st celebrates the summer solstice and the birth date of my grandmother, Anna Jane Beaton Hyde. She was born 109 years ago in 1907 in Omaha, Nebraska.  It was a notable year for celebrity births, such as Katherine Hepburn, Laurence Olivier, John Wayne, and Frida Kahlo, to name just a few.  However, no star could ever outshine the grace, beauty, spunk,  and wisdom of Grams.

From an early age she inspired me with stories of her travels and adventures. She shared scrapbooks filled with newspaper clippings  and photos documenting her life as well as her ancestors. My intention to write a more complete biography for my grandmother’s birthday failed. It is an ongoing project. However, thanks to Amy Johnson Crow and her suggestion to create videos using the free adobe spark program, I  compiled a brief video tribute to my grandmother, Anna Jane Beaton Hyde.  You can view it by clicking on the following link :

Genealogy Sketch

Anna Jane BEATON
Name: Anna Jane BEATON 1907-1998
Parents: Alfred James BEATON and
Edith Marion ORCUTT
Spouse: John Frederick HYDE Jr.
Children: Jean Ann Marie HYDE
Relationship to Kendra: Grandmother

  1. Anna Jane Beaton Hyde
  2. Jean Ann Marie Hyde Hopp Eichorn
  3. Kendra Hopp Schmidt


About treeklimber

An interest in history and travel lends itself to a passion for genealogy. The more I research, the more I realize there is to discover. It is a never-ending puzzle.
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15 Responses to Birthday Celebration – Anna Jane Beaton Hyde

  1. Great job on the video!


  2. Tonya Ferguson says:

    Kendra, you have done a wonderful job of telling us about your grandmother through pictures and narration. She was a very elegant lady. My grandmother, by comparison, was what I call a “grandma” with the house dresses and granny shoes and she was the mother of thirteen kids . The real key to telling the stories of our ancestors is through capturing the details of their lives. That’s not always easy. You, however, have done a wonderful job.


  3. fhtess65 says:

    Lovely post – I will come back to watch the video (have to go to work in the next few mins)…seems to be the week to write about grandmothers! I blogged about mine and so did someone else I follow. And now you 🙂


    • treeklimber says:

      Yes your post about your grandmothers was inspirational. Two very strong women. I want to write a detailed post about Grams in the future.


      • fhtess65 says:

        I finally watched the video – almost made me cry! What a wonderful group of family photos you have…thanks so much for sharing them with us 🙂 Anna Jean was lovely! The baby pics are especially precious.


      • treeklimber says:

        Thank you so much for your comments. It made me cry when I made it and each time I watch it. My family is blessed with many wonderful photos. Sharing memories with others is special.


  4. Kendra, I enjoyed Grams tribute. Well done!

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  5. That was great Kendra. It’ll be a great story when you write it. Lovely pictures of your Grams.


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