1838 – He was born in the State of Ohio, in the village of Monclova, Lucas County, near Toledo. American jurist.
1853 – He accompanied his parents to California, traveling by way of the Isthmus of Panama, and settled in the city of Sacramento, where his father took up the practice of law.
1861 – He was admitted to the bar.
1864 – He was elected City Attorney of Austin.
1865 – He was elected District Judge for the Seventh Judicial District of Nevada.
1867 – Was District Judge of the Sixth Judicial District.
1869 – Beatty was elected District Judge of the Eighth Judicial District, White Pine County.
1874-1875 – He was elected Justice of the Supreme Court of Nevada in November and took his seat on the first Monday of January serving thereafter for six years upon the Supreme Bench, during the last two years of which he served as Chief Justice.
1889 – He was elected Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of California, and was reelected again and again and filled that position continuously up to the time of his death.
– His long service as Chief Justice of California added to the fame already won as a jurist in the State of Nevada.
1914 – Died on August 4th in San Francisco.