Juan Valenzuela
(1846-)
Felicita Martinez
Petra Valenzuela
(1884-1961)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Joseph William Beecher

Petra Valenzuela 2

  • Born: 12 Feb 1884, Willcox, Cochise, AZ 3 4 5
  • Marriage (1): Joseph William Beecher on 15 Jul 1903 in , Cochise, AZ 1 2
  • Died: 18 Dec 1961, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA at age 77 4 5
  • Buried: Gardena: Roosevelt Memorial Park, Los Angeles, CA 4

   Another name for Petra was Petra Valensuela.4 6

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1900 in Willcox, Cochise, AZ. 7 The 1900 census recorded J. Valenzuela, widowed, no occupation, 54, born Aug 1846 in Mexico who immigrated in 1860, living with his children born in Arizona: son Francisco, day laborer, 31, Oct 1869; daughters Carmen, 21, Mar 1879; Petra, 17, Feb 1883. Also in the home is his daughter, Conception, 29, Jun 1871, and her husband [J.'s son-in-law] L. Mendosa, day laborer, 30, born May 1870 in Mexico who immigrated in 1890, with their children born in Arizona: Esquifula, 8, Nov 1892; and son Juan, 3, Dec 1897.

2. Census in 1910 in Willcox, Cochise, AZ. 1 The 1910 census recorded Joe W. Beecher [index in census Bunker not Beecher], quartz miner, 26, living with wife Petra, 26; son James P., 5; Charlie E., 3; Helen M., 1; and Clara J., 3 months old when the census was record 14 May 1910. Joe was born in New Mexico, his father in United States and mother in Mexico (Spanish). Peter was born in Arizona, her parents in Mexico (Spanish). All children were born in Arizona. Joe and Petra were married 7 years, and she had birthed 5 children, 4 still living in 1910.

3. Census in 1920 in Gleeson, Cochise, AZ. 8 The 1920 census recorded Joseph H. Bucher, 35, born in New Mexico, living with wife Petra, 35; James P., 15; Charles E., 13; Mary E., 11; Joseph H., 8; Samuel P., 6; and Julia P., 2. Everyone was born in Arizona except Joseph H. in New Mexico.

4. Census in 1930 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA. 3 The 1930 Census recorded owning the home at 1019 E. O Street: Joseph W. Beecher, truck driver, 45, living with wife Petra, 46; James P., mainteainence labor at oil refinery, 25; Charles E., longshoreman at dock, 23; William J., delivery man, ship chandlers, 18; Samuel P., 17; and Julia P., 12. Joseph married when he was 18; Petra was 19. Everyone was born in Arizona except Joseph in New Mexico. His father was born in Pennsylvania and his mother in Mexico. Perta's parents were born in Mexico.

5. Census in 1940 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA. 9 The 1940 census recorded owning a home at 1019 O Street: Joseph W. Beecher, transfer transporation, 55, living with wife Petra, 56; son James P., pump man oil refinery, 36; and daughter Julia Pearl, medical secretary in doctor's office, 22. Also with them is neice Margarita Carabajal, 13, born in New Mexico. Joseph was born in New Mexico, all others in Arizona.

6. Residence: 1949 San Pedro City Directory: Beecher, Jos W (Petra) h 1023 East O. Street, Wilmington, CA in 1949 in Wilmington, Los Angeles, CA. 10

7. Residence: Beecher, Jas P (Jacoba) oilwkr h1019 East O ; Beecher Jos W (Petra) h1023 East O ; Beecher Saml P (Dorothy) pipeftr h909 East L ; Beecher Wm D longshrmn h437 N Fries av in 1949 in Wilmington, Los Angeles, CA. 11


Petra married Joseph William Beecher, son of James Beecher and Luciana Baldonada, on 15 Jul 1903 in , Cochise, AZ.1 2 (Joseph William Beecher was born on 18 Aug 1884 in , , NM,12 died on 25 Jan 1951 in Wilmington, Los Angeles, CA 12 13 and was buried in Gardena: Roosevelt Memorial Park, Los Angeles, CA 12.)


Sources


1 <i>1910 United States Census</i>, Year: 1910; Census Place: Willcox, Cochise, Arizona; Roll: T624_38; Page: 17A; Enumeration District: 0013; FHL microfilm: 1374051.

2 FamilySearch.org, <i>Arizona, Marriages, 1865-1949</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FQ2H-QVW Joseph W. Beecher and Petra Valenzuela, 15 Jul 1903.

3 <i>1930 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XC89-PPC Petra Beecher in entry for Joseph W Beechers, 1930.

4 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=38860126.

5 FamilySearch.org, California Death Index, 1940-1997 (Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.), https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VPNC-QY2 Petra Beecher, 1961.

6 FamilySearch.org, <i>California, County Marriages, 1850-1952</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K8JH-WRJ Samuel Peter Beecher and Dorothy Ekman, 1932.

7 <i>1900 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M9V4-79Q Petra Valenzuela in household of J Valenzuela, Wilcox Precinct, Cochise, Arizona Territory, United States; citing sheet , family 244.

8 <i>1920 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MCRX-LFF Joseph H Bucher, Gleeson, Cochise, Arizona, United States; citing sheet , family 36, NARA microfilm publication T625, FHL microfilm 1820046.

9 <i>1940 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K9ZK-6Y3 Joseph W Beecher, Councilmanic District 15, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Township, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 60-1262, sheet 4A, family 84.

10 Ancestry.com, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, California > San Pedro > 1949, printed page 532, online image 76.

11 Ancestry.com, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, 1949 San Pedro / Wilmington City Directory, Printed page 532-533. Online image 76-77.

12 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=38854044.

13 FamilySearch.org, California Death Index, 1940-1997 (Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.), https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VPJ8-GJQ Joseph William Beecher, 1951.



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