Four generations of Thomas Rowland Marshalls have been born at Beebe, including the newest Thomas Rowland Marshall VI, born June 2. Pictured here are, left to right: Bridget Marshall holds the newest addition with the baby’s father, Thomas Rowland Marshall V, his grandfather, Thomas Rowland Marshall IV, and his great-grandfather Thomas Rowland Marshal, III. All four generations live in Lewes. (Photo courtesy Beebe Healthcare)
Thomas Rowland Marshall VI, was born at Beebe Healthcare on June 2 to Bridget and Thomas Rowland (T.R.) Marshall V, of Lewes Beach. The baby, called Thomas, was 22 inches long and weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces. Thomas is the couple’s first child. He also is the fourth generation Thomas Rowland Marshalls to be born at Beebe.
“I was one of the first babies born at Beebe,” says Thomas’s great-grandfather Capt. Thomas Rowland Marshall III, a retired Delaware Bay & River pilot, who was born in 1922.
The baby’s father T.R. and his grandfather, Thomas Rowland (Tom) Marshall IV, both were born at Beebe.
“This was an exciting birth for our nurses on the unit when they learned that Thomas is the fourth generation Beebe Baby,” said Bridget Buckaloo, executive director of Women’s Health.
Beebe Healthcare is preparing to celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2016. In 1916, Drs. Richard and James Beebe, two brothers who were born and raised in Lewes, decided to open a two-room hospital attached to their office. Beebe moved to the present location in 1921 when the Shaw Building was completed. That two-story building still stands today, surrounded by modern buildings, and is recognizable by its white pillars.
As part of the centennial celebrations, Beebe would like to make contact with as many Beebe babies as possible. If you were born at Beebe, please email your name and contact information to: [email protected].