William C. Beecher
Mary Alpha Etta Hoover
Irvin Fisher
Jennie May Conn
Dwight Elvin Beecher
Cleo Verl Fisher
Mary Jessie Beecher


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1. Raleigh Richardson Brandenburg

Mary Jessie Beecher 2 3 4 5

  • Born: 9 Jul 1918, Peru, Miami, IN 3 5 6 7 8
  • Marriage (1): Raleigh Richardson Brandenburg on 12 Oct 1938 in Raleigh, Wake, NC 1
  • Died: 1 Dec 1945, Indianapolis, Marion, IN at age 27 3 7 8
  • Buried: 4 Dec 1945, Mexico: Green Lawn Cemetery, Miami, IN 3 5 7

   FamilySearch ID: LDHK-3VR.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1920 in Peru, Miami, IN. 6 The 1920 census recorded owning a home at 334 E. Fifth Street: Cleo Beecher, widowed, 25, living with her son Irvin, 3 years 6 months, and Mary, 1 year 7 months, when then census was recorded on January 8, 1920.

2. Census in 1930 in Peru, Miami, IN. 9 The 1930 census recorded Mary Beecher, 11, living in the household of her grandmother, Jennie M. Fisher, 65. Also in the home was Jennie's mother, Lovina Newberry, 87. Everyone was born in Indiana.

3. Henry and Mary obtained a marriage license Mary J. Beecher of Indianapolis, Indiana and Raleigh R. Brandenberg of Louisville, Kentucky in Oct 1838 in Raleigh, Wake, NC. 1

4. Cause of Death: Mary died at 1445 Broadway from Hodgkin's disease, 1 Dec 1945, Indianapolis, Marion, IN. 3

5. Obituary: Indianapolis Star: obituary of Mrs. R. Brandenburg on 3 Dec 1945 in Indianapolis, Marion, IN. 8 Mrs. Mary Jesse Brandenburg, 27 years old, 315 North Senate Avenue, died Saturday night in the home of her mother, Mrs. Cleo Suddarth, 1445 Broadway, after an illness of four months.
Mrs. Brandenburg, a native of Mexico, Miamia County, had lived here 18 years and formerly worked at the Ammunition Depot at Crane. She was a member of the First Church of the Brethren and a graduate of Emmerich Manual Training High School.
Funeral services will be held at 11:15 o'clock tomorrow morning in the Kirby Mortuary, 1901 North Meridian Street, and at 2 o'clock in the afternoon in Mexico, followed by burial there.
Survivors besides the mother, who operates a nursing home here, are the husband, Raleigh Brandenburg, and a brother, Irvin W. Beecher of Kokomo.

6. Obituary: Kokomo Tribune: Burial of Mrs. Mary J. Brandenburg on 5 Dec 1945 in Kokomo, Howard, IN. 5 Mrs. Mary Jessie Brandenburg, 27, a sister of Irvin W. Beecher of Kokomo, was buried Tuesday in Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico, Miami county, where she was born. She died Saturday night at the home of her mother, Mrs. Cleo Suddarth, in Indianapolis after being ill for four months.
Survivors include the husband, Raleigh Brandenburg, her mother and brother.

Mary married Raleigh Richardson Brandenburg, son of James Hardin Brandenburg and Sarah Catherine Ware, on 12 Oct 1938 in Raleigh, Wake, NC.1 (Raleigh Richardson Brandenburg was born on 1 Oct 1907 in Corydon, Harrison, IN,1 10 11 12 13 died on 2 Sep 1965 in Indianapolis, Marion, IN 11 12 13 and was buried on 4 Sep 1965 in Corydon: Cedar Hill Cemetery, Harrison, IN 12 13.)


1 FamilySearch.org, North Carolina Marriages, 1759-1979, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F84B-L4L Raleigh R. Brandenberg and Mary J. Beecher, 12 Oct 1938.

2 Pharos-Tribune (Logansport, IN) (http://www.pharostribune.com/), 13 Jul 1934, page 7. Obituary of William Beecher.

3 Ancestry.com, "Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2017," Certificate 37036. Mary J. Brandenburg. Father Dwight Beecher. Mother Cleo Fisher.

4 Kokomo Tribune (Kokomo, IN), 6 Nov 1974, page 5. Obituary of Mrs. Cleo Suddarth.

5 Kokomo Tribune (Kokomo, IN), 5 Dec 1945, page 27. Burial of Mrs. Mary J. Brandenburg.

6 1920 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MF7Y-6Y6 Cleo Beecher, 1920.

7 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=102242491.

8 The Indianapolis Star (Indianapolis, IN), 3 Dec 1945, page 12. Obituary of Mrs. R. Brandenburg.

9 1930 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X4YR-GN4 Mary Beecher in entry for Jennie M Fisher, 1930.

10 1930 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XMXN-5XF Raleigh Brandenburg in entry for Sarah Brandenburg, 1930.

11 Social Security Death Index, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JLW9-ZJH Raleigh Brandenburg, September 1965.

12 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=52524922.

13 Ancestry.com, "Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2017," Certificate 65 033160. Raleigh Richardson Brandenburg. Father James H. Brandenburg. Mother Sarah Ware.

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