Hiram Beecher
Henrietta Jacobs
Henry N. Youst
Johanna Derr
William Jacob Beecher Sr.
Emma A. Youst
William Jacob Beecher Jr.


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1. Mary Ella Huckaby

William Jacob Beecher Jr. 1 2 3

  • Born: 11 Oct 1903, Mount Carmel Twp., Northumberland, PA 3 4
  • Marriage (1): Mary Ella Huckaby on 10 Dec 1923 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA 1
  • Died: 21 Sep 1980, Truckee, Nevada, CA at age 76 2 3 4 5
  • Buried: Pacific Grove: El Carmelo Cemetery, Monterey, CA 5

   Other names for William were Bill Beecher 6 and Willie Beecher.7

   FamilySearch ID: L81S-S9M.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1910 in Tulare, Tulare, CA. 7 Renting at 373 King St: William J. Beecher, 33, was married for 9 years to wife Emma, 26. She had given birth to 7 children, 6 alive in 1910. Living with them: Edith, 8; Anne, 7; Willie, 6; Arthur, 5; May, 3; John, 2; and William's father, Hiram, 68, widowed. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania. No one had an occupation.

2. Census in 1920 in Castroville, Monterey, CA. 8 William J. Beecher, laborer in salt works, 43, was living with wife Emma, 36; William J., 16; Arthur, 14; May, 13; John L., 11; and Benjamin Franklin, 10. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania. William was renting his home, and had served in World War I.

3. Occupation: trucker on 10 Dec 1923 in Monterey, Monterey, CA. 1

4. Newspaper: The Californian: Beechers Arraigned, 26 Jun 1929, Salinas, Monterey, CA. 9 TRIO ARRAIGNED; FORMALLY CHARGED
The four men allegedly implicated in the burglarizing of the Vapor laundry, Monterey, last year, and arrested last Monday by Sheriff Carl H. Abbott and constable George Kinloch were arraigned late yesterday afternoon before Judge Ray Baugh, at Monterey. Three members of the quartette formally were charged with burglary, while the fourth, William Beecher, was released on grounds of insufficient evidence. The three who were returned to the county jail here are Art Beecher, Fred Jackson and Elmer Perry. Officers still are seeking a fifth man, John Beecher, who is said to have figured in the laundry robbery. The Vapor laundry was entered on the night of September 23, 1928, when 24 suits of clothing and an adding machine were stolen. The adding machine and several of the suits have been recovered with the arrest of the Monterey men.

5. Census in 1930 in Monterey, Monterey, CA. 10 The 1930 census recorded owning a $2500 home at 561 Broadway: William Bucher [indexed wrong, handwriting is Beecher], laborer in fish cannery, 53, living with wife Emma, 47; son William Jr., machinist in fish cannery, 25; daughter-in-law Mary, 23; and grandson William 3rd, 4. The child and his mother were born in California, the others and their parents in Pennsylvania. Mary's father was born in Nevada and mother in Texas.

6. Census in 1940 in Tujunga, Los Angeles, CA, USA. 11 The 1940 census recorded renting at 7050 Beckett Street: William A. Beecher, head power man telephone company, 35, living with wife Mary E., 34; son Jackie, 5; and son Stanley J., 2. William was born in Pennsylvania, Mary in California, Jackie in Oregon, and Stanley in California. They were living in Portland, Oregon, in 1935. Mary and William were high school graduates.

7. Census in 1950 in Oakland, Alameda, CA. 12 The 1950 census recorded at 9A 8th Street: William J. Beecher, welding pipe at steel window factory, 44, living with wife Mary E., 43; sons Jack J., paperboy, 15; and Stanley J., paperboy, 12. William was born in Pennsylvania, Mary and Stanley in California, and Jack in Oregon.

8. Residence: in 1969 in Oakland, Alameda, CA. 13

William married Mary Ella Huckaby, daughter of Abraham Huckaby and Rosa Ann Tissaw, on 10 Dec 1923 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1 (Mary Ella Huckaby was born on 28 Apr 1906 in Merced, Merced, CA,4 14 died on 15 Oct 1984 in Grass Valley, Nevada, CA 4 14 and was buried in Pacific Grove: El Carmelo Cemetery, Monterey, CA 14.)


1 FamilySearch.org, California, County Marriages, 1850-1952, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K82R-D91 William Jacob Beecher and Mary Ella Huckaby, 10 Dec 1923; citing p. 254, San Joaquin, California, United States; FHL microfilm 1841869.

2 California Vital Records, Death Certificate of William Jacob Beecher b.1903 states mother's maiden name as Youst.

3 FamilySearch.org, California Death Index, 1940-1997 (Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.), https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VP6B-W51 William Jacob Beecher, 21 Sep 1980; citing Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

4 U.S. Social Security Death Index.

5 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=39415185.

6 Ancestry.com, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.), Jack Jacob Beecher, SSN 569402702.

7 1910 United States Census, California, Tulare County, Tulare Ward 2, Series: T624 Roll: 111 Page: 92.

8 1920 United States Census, California, Monterey, Castroville, Series: T625 Roll: 122 Page: 85.

9 The Californian (Salinas, CA), 26 Jun 1929, page 1.

10 1930 United States Census, Year: 1930; Census Place: Monterey, Monterey, California; Roll: 179; Page: 23B; Enumeration District: 0028; Image: 860.0; FHL microfilm: 2339914.

11 1940 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K9HG-7G7 William A Beecher, Councilmanic District 1, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Township, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 60-1322, sheet 6A, family 149.

12 "1950 United States Census," https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:6XGN-JWM6 William J Beecher Oakland CA.

13 Beecher, Dianne, Interview with Dianne Beecher, wife of William E. Beecher, son of Arthur L. Beecher. (June 11, 2008).

14 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=39415168.

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