James Beecher
(Abt 1856-1885)
Luciana Baldonada
(1859-1941)
Juan Valenzuela
(1846-)
Felicita Martinez
Joseph William Beecher
(1884-1951)
Petra Valenzuela
(1884-1961)
Joseph William Beecher Jr.
(1911-1981)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Margaret Anna Whalen

Joseph William Beecher Jr. 1 2 3

  • Born: 2 Jul 1911, Dos Cabezas, Cochise, AZ 1 4 5
  • Marriage (1): Margaret Anna Whalen
  • Died: 24 Jun 1981, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA at age 69 1

   Other names for Joseph were Joe William Beecher 5 and William J. Beecher.4

   FamilySearch ID: L6WC-76W.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Residence: on 29 Jul 1915 in Dos Cabezas, Cochise, AZ. 6

2. Census in 1920 in Gleeson, Cochise, AZ. 7 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.

3. Census in 1930 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA. 4 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.

4. Census in 1940 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA. 8 The 1940 census recorded renting at 1539 East Young Street: William Beecher, laborer WPA construction, 28, born in Arizona, with wife Margaret, 27, born in New York; and children born in in California: son Gary, 4; and daughter Darlene, 3. They were living in the same house in 1935.

5. Occupation: Employer: W.P.A., Fort McArthur, San Pedro, CA on 16 Oct 1940 in San Pedro, Los Angeles, CA, USA. 5 9

6. He was described as 5' 11" 148 lbs. Brown eyes black hair light brown complexion on 16 Oct 1940 in Wilmington, Los Angeles, CA. 5 9

7. Residence: 1539 East Denni St., Wilmington, CA on 16 Oct 1940 in Wilmington, Los Angeles, CA. 5 9

8. Census in 1950 in San Pedro, Los Angeles, CA, USA. 10 The 1950 census recorded at 1165 Caviana Court: Joseph W. Beecher, county sanitation dept., 38, living with wife Margarete A., 37; Darlene E., 13; Charles E., 8; and Linda M., 7, and John W., 5. Joseph was born in Arizona, Margarete in New York, and their children in California. Also in the home is Gary L. Riley, step son, 15, born in California.

9. Residence: 1817 East M Street, Wilmington, CA on 15 Sep 1968 in Wilmington, Los Angeles, CA. 2


Joseph married Margaret Anna Whalen, daughter of Andrew Patrick Whalen and Margaret Bagdelina Begley. (Margaret Anna Whalen was born on 24 May 1912 in Jones Township, Elk, PA, USA,11 died on 15 Sep 1968 in Wilmington, Los Angeles, CA 2 11 and was buried on 18 Sep 1968 in Gardena: Roosevelt Memorial Park, Los Angeles, CA 2.)


Sources


1 FamilySearch.org, California Death Index, 1940-1997 (Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.), https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VPCK-6V6 Joseph William Beecher, 1981.

2 Long Beach Independent (Long Beach, CA), 17 Sep 1968, page 27. Obituary of Margaret Anna Beecher.

3 "Wilmington Daily Press Journal (Wilmington, CA)," 27 Jan 1951, page 3. Obituary of Joseph W. Beecher.

4 1930 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XC89-PPC Petra Beecher in entry for Joseph W Beechers, 1930.

5 Ancestry.com, U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947 (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), Joe William Beecher b. 2 Jul 1911 in Dos Cabezas AZ.

6 FamilySearch.org, "Arizona, Birth Certificates and Indexes, 1855-1930," https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Z47B-HQPZ Julia Beecher b. 29 Jul 1915 Wilcox AZ.

7 1920 United States Census, 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.

8 1940 United States Census, Year: 1940; Census Place: Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California; Roll: T627_431; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 60-1263.

9 Ancestry.com, U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947 (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), Joe William Beecher b. 2 Jul 1911 Dascabeza AZ.

10 "1950 United States Census," https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:6XGZ-G2ZM Joseph W Beecher Los Angeles US.

11 FamilySearch.org, California Death Index, 1940-1997 (Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.), https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VPJX-GMF Margaret A Beecher, 15 Sep 1968; citing Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.



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