William George Beasley
Janet Elizabeth Frazier
Janet Elizabeth Beasley


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1. Benjamin Franklin Beecher

2. Leonard Harris

Janet Elizabeth Beasley 3 4 5 6

  • Born: 12 May 1922, Chicago, Cook, IL 5 6
  • Marriage (1): Benjamin Franklin Beecher on 1 Aug 1948 in San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 1
  • Marriage (2): Leonard Harris on 19 Mar 1973 in , Douglas, OR, USA 2
  • Died: 11 Mar 1987, Florence, Lane, OR at age 64 3 5 7
  • Buried: Pacific Grove: El Carmelo Cemetery, Monterey, CA 3

   FamilySearch ID: L813-HTK.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1930 in Pasadena, Anne Arundel, MD, USA. 8 The 1930 census recorded at 1109 North Wilson Avenue in Pasadena: William G. Beasley, real estate sales manager, 39, living with wife Janet, 34; daughters Janet E., 7; Katherine N., 6; Billie Jo, 5; sons Jackie F., George L., 9 months; and mother Annis E. Beasely, widowed, 70. William and his father were born in Michigan, his mother in Canada. His wife Janet and her father were born in Canada and her mother in Scotland. She immigrated in 1914 and became a U.S. citizen. Their children's father was born in MIchigan and mother in Canada. Daughter Janet was born in Illinois, and all other children in California. Annis and her mother were born in Canada and her father in Scotland.

2. Census in 1940 in Pasadena, Anne Arundel, MD, USA. 9 The 1940 census recorded renting for $35 month at 254 West Palm: William G. Beasley, senior manager of Administrative Offices of WPA, 49, living with wife Janet E., 44; daughters Janet E., 17; Cathryn M., 16; Billie J., 15; son Jack F., 13; and son George L., 10. Everyone was born in California except daughter Janet in Illinois, wife Janet in Canada, and father William in Michigan. They lived int he same place in 1935.

3. Census in 1950 in San Francisco, San Francisco, CA. 10 The 1950 census recorded living at 229 Edenburgh in San Francisco: Benjamin Beecher, longshoreman, 38, living with wife Janet, 26, and son Daniel, 1. Benjamin was born in Pennsylvania, Janet in Illinois, and Daniel in California.

Janet married Benjamin Franklin Beecher, son of William Jacob Beecher Sr. and Emma A. Youst, on 1 Aug 1948 in San Francisco, San Francisco, CA.1 The marriage ended in divorce. (Benjamin Franklin Beecher was born on 24 Nov 1909 in Mount Carmel, Northumberland, PA,11 12 died on 19 Jan 1965 in San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 12 13 14 and was buried in Pacific Grove: El Carmelo Cemetery, Monterey, CA 3 12.)

Janet next married Leonard Harris on 19 Mar 1973 in , Douglas, OR, USA.2


1 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "FamilySearch," database, FamilySearch (http://new.familysearch.org : accessed 4 Aug 2022), entry for Janet Elizabeth Beasley, person ID L813-HTK.

2 Ancestry.com, Oregon, U.S., Marriage Indexes, 1906-2009, Leonard Harris m. 19 Mar 1973 Janet Beecher, Douglas, OR.

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

4 "The San Francisco Examiner (San Francisco, CA)," 20 Jan 1965, page 55. Obituary of Benjamin Beecher.

5 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/160190601.

6 Ancestry.com, Cook County, Illinois, Birth Certificates Index, 1871-1922, Janet Beasley, b. 12 May 1922, Chicago, IL, father Wm Beasley, mother Janet Fraser.

7 Ancestry.com, Oregon, Death Index, 1898-2008 (Original data: State of Oregon. Oregon Death Index, 1903-1998. Salem, OR, USA: Oregon State Archives and Records Center. Oregon Death Indexes, 1903-1970. Salem, OR, USA: Oregon State Library. Oregon Death Indexes, 1971-2008. Salem, OR, USA: Oregon State Library.), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:2:W2DP-J33Z Entry for Janet Harris, 1987, husband Leonard.

8 1930 United States Census, ttps://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XC8K-CQ1 Janet E Beasley in household of William G Beasley, Pasadena, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 1213, sheet 10A, line 7, family 278.

9 1940 United States Census, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9W4-GSB William G. Beasley, 1940, Pasadena, Los Angeles, CA.

10 "1950 United States Census," Benjamin Beecher, San Francisco, CA.

11 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, U.S., Birth Certificates, 1906-1914, Certificate 181008, Bennie Beacher, b. 24 Nov 1909, Mount Carmel, PA, father William J. Beacher, mother Emma Yost.

12 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/160155814.

13 California Vital Records, Death Certificate of Benjamin Beecher.

14 FamilySearch.org, California Death Index, 1940-1997 (Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.), https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VGRK-BFQ Benjamin F Beecher, 19 Jan 1965; citing Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

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