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Viola Pearl Duckworth


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1. Arthur Luther Beecher Sr.

2. Robert Bryant Oliveira

Viola Pearl Duckworth 2 3 4 5 6

  • Born: 26 Jan 1916, Watsonville, Santa Cruz, CA 3 5 6 7
  • Marriage (1): Arthur Luther Beecher Sr. 1
  • Marriage (2): Robert Bryant Oliveira on 11 Jun 1977 in Reno, Washoe, NV 2
  • Died: 18 May 2001, Las Vegas, Clark, NV at age 85 5 6 7 8
  • Buried: Los Banos: Los Banos Cemetery, Merced, CA, USA 6 8

   FamilySearch ID: L81S-L13.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1920 in San Jose, Santa Clara, CA. 9 In the 1920 Census Viola Duckworth, age 3 years 11 months, is living in the household headed by Elizabeth Colombo, 23 who is also living with her son, Arthur Myers, 9; her sister Madovia Duckworth, 18 (Viola's mother); Edwin Duckworth, 11 months, and George Stanley, age 23. Also in the home is a servant, Sam Lee, born in China. Everyone else was born in California.

2. Census in 1940 in San Francisco, San Francisco, CA. 10 The 1940 Census recorded renting at 510 Fulton Street: Viola Beecher, 24, married but only living with her daughter, Arlene, 2, in San Francisco, because her husband Arthur was in prison. The census shows in 1935 she was living in Bonneville, Oregon. They were born in California. Living next door in the same apartment is her divorced sister-in-law, May Naro [nee Beecher] and May's son William Naro.

3. Census in 1950 in Seaside, Monterey, CA. 11 The 1950 census recorded at 1427 Mingo Avenue: William J. Beacher [sic], 73, living with wife Emma, 66. They were born in Pennsylvania.
Living next door at Mingo & Darwin is Charlotte C. Beecher, divorced, houseworker in private homes, 42; her daughter Kathleen M. Cardinelli, 20; and granddaughter Margaret L. [surname originally recorded as Cardinelli but crossed out and replaced with Beecher], 4. They were born in California.
Next door on Darwin is crossed out: Arthur L. Beecher, 43, born in Pennsylvania, occupation "inmate in prison" followed by his wife, who is not crossed out: Viola P. Beecher, 34; her daughter Arlene M. 12; son Arthur L., 7; and son William E., 6. All were born in California.

4. She was divorced in Feb 1967 in , Monterey, CA. The divorce of Arthur L. Beecher and Viola P. Duckworth is recorded in Monterey County in February, 1967.

5. Obituary: Las Vegas Review-Journal on 20 May 2001 in Las Vegas, Clark, NV. 12 Viola Oliveira, 85, died Friday at a Las Vegas hospice.
She was born Jan. 26, 1916, in Watsonville, Calif. A homemaker, she was an eight-year resident of Las Vegas.
She is survived by her daughters, Shirley Ariagno of Las Vegas and Sharon Soares of Los Banos, Calif.; sons, Arthur Beecher of Salinas, Calif., William Beecher of Marina, Calif., and Robert Jr. of Emmett, Idaho; sister, Christina Cano of Lindsay, Calif.; 14 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
The family requests memorial donations be made to Family Home Hospice. Palm Mortuary-Eastern handled arrangements.

Viola married Arthur Luther Beecher Sr., son of William Jacob Beecher Sr. and Emma A. Youst.1 The marriage ended in divorce in Feb 1967. (Arthur Luther Beecher Sr. was born on 23 Jul 1906 in Mount Carmel Twp., Northumberland, PA,3 13 14 15 16 died on 7 Aug 1969 in Monterey, Monterey, CA 14 15 16 and was buried on 11 Aug 1969 in Seaside: Mission Memorial Park, Monterey, CA 16.)

Viola next married Robert Bryant Oliveira, son of John Gomes Oliveira and Delphina Joseph Pimentez, on 11 Jun 1977 in Reno, Washoe, NV.2 (Robert Bryant Oliveira was born on 2 Aug 1921 in Sausalito, Marin, CA,7 17 died on 24 Dec 1987 in San Jose, Santa Clara, CA 7 17 and was buried in Los Banos: Los Banos Cemetery, Merced, CA, USA 17.)


1 FamilySearch.org, California, Divorce Index, 1966-1984, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VPB9-535 Viola P Duckworth and Arthur L Beecher, Feb 1967; citing "California, Divorce Index, 1966-1984," Ancestry.com; Monterey, California, Center for Health Statistics, Department of Health.

2 Ancestry.com, Nevada, U.S., Marriage Index, 1956-2005 (Clark County, Nevada Marriage Bureau. Clark County, Nevada Marriage Index, 1956-1966. Las Vegas, Nevada: Clark County, Nevada Marriage Bureau.), https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VVH9-XGT Robert Bryant Oliveira and Viola Pearl Beecher, 11 Jun 1977.

3 California Vital Records, Death certificate of Arllene Mae Beecher Oligschlaeger (1937-1992).

4 Ancestry.com, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.), Arllene Mae Beecher, SSN 550568106.

5 Ancestry.com, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.), Viola Pearl Beecher, SSN 552182876.

6 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=82607896.

7 Social Security Death Index.

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

9 1920 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MH42-R3B Viola Duckworth in household of Elizabeth Colombo, Precinct 41 San Jose City 3, Santa Clara, California; citing enumeration district (ED) , sheet 1A, family 2.

10 1940 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K98G-Z8N Viola Beecher, Assembly District 22, San Francisco, San Francisco City, San Francisco, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 38-219, sheet 12A.

11 "1950 United States Census," William J. Beacher, Seaside, Monterey, CA.

12 Las Vegas Review-Journal (Las Vegas, NV), Sunday, May 20, 2001. Obituary of Viola Oliveira.

13 1910 United States Census, California, Tulare County, Tulare Ward 2, Series: T624 Roll: 111 Page: 92.

14 California Vital Records, Death Certificate of Arthur Beecher.

15 FamilySearch.org, California Death Index, 1940-1997 (Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.), https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VGRT-PGG Arthur L Beecher, 07 Aug 1969; citing Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

16 Monterey Peninsula Herald (Monterey, Monterey, California.), 8 Aug 1969, page 4. Obituary of Arthur L. Beecher Sr.

17 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=87860248.

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