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Braxton Beacham

Braxton Beacham (September 12, 1864 - September 24, 1924) was the eighteenth Mayor of Orlando from 1906 to 1907. He was also an Orlando businessman and entrepreneur who owned the Beacham Movie Theatre and founded "Prosper Colony" which became Taft, Florida. He married Roberta Holland on June 16, 1887. He died at the age of 60 in 1924 and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery [1][2]

Braxton Beacham
18th Mayor of Orlando
In office
Preceded by James Horace Smith
Succeeded by William Henry Jewell
Personal details
Born September 12, 1864
Georgia, United States
Died September 24, 1924(1924-09-24) (aged 60)
Nationality American
Spouse(s) Roberta 'Bertie' Holland
Children Norma Beacham Hughes
Braxton Beacham
Roberta Augusta Beacham Ruble
Occupation Real estate developer
Movie theater owner


  1. ^ Larry Kestenbaum. "Beacham, Braxton (1864-1924)". Retrieved 9 November 2014.
  2. ^ "Braxton Beacham". Find a Grave.