Charlotte Cecelia Molina


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1. John Henry Paul Ward Beecher Sr.

Charlotte Cecelia Molina 2 3 4

  • Born: 9 Feb 1907, Hollister, San Benito, CA 5
  • Marriage (1): John Henry Paul Ward Beecher Sr. on 16 Mar 1929 in Monterey, Monterey, CA 1 2
  • Died: 5 Oct 1982, Salinas, Monterey, CA at age 75 5 6
  • Buried: 7 Oct 1982, Seaside: Mission Memorial Park, Monterey, CA 1 6

   Another name for Charlotte was Charlotte Cecelia Moline.1 5

   FamilySearch ID: L813-SMG.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Newspaper: The Californian: Marriage Applications: BEECHER-MOLENA -- John Beecher, 22, native of Pennsylvania, and Charlotte Molena, 21, native of California, both residents of Monterey., 16 Mar 1929, Salinas, Monterey, CA. 2

2. Residence: on 16 Mar 1929 in Monterey, Monterey, CA. 2

3. Census in 1940 in San Francisco, San Francisco, CA. 7 The 1940 census recorded renting a home at 675 Hayes Street in San Francisco: Charolette Beecher, 32, married, living only with her daughters, Kathaline, 10; and Eleanor, 8. They were living at the same address in 1935. Everyone was born in California. Charolette had no occupation.

4. Census in 1950 in Seaside, Monterey, CA. 8 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.

5. Residence: in 1982 in Los Altos, Santa Clara, CA. 9

6. Obituary: The Californian: obituary of Charlotte C. Beecher on 6 Oct 1982 in Salinas, Monterey, CA. 6 Charlotte C. Beecher of Salinas died Tuesday at Natividad Medical Center following a lengthy illness. She was 75. A native of Hollister, she had been a resident of Monterey County since 1928. She is survived by one daughter, Kathleen Ford of Salisbury, Md.; one grandaughter, Margaret Baker of Salinas; two grandchildren; one great grandchild; and one great-great grandchild. Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Chapel of Seaside. Officiating will be the Rev. Michael Adams, pastor of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Mission Memorial Park, Seaside. Friends may call at the Chapel of Seaside from 4 to 8 p.m.

Charlotte married John Henry Paul Ward Beecher Sr., son of William Jacob Beecher Sr. and Emma A. Youst, on 16 Mar 1929 in Monterey, Monterey, CA.1 2 (John Henry Paul Ward Beecher Sr. was born on 1 Apr 1908 in Mount Carmel, Northumberland, PA 10 11 12 13 and died on 11 May 1986 in Medford, Jackson, OR 1 11 12.)


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

2 The Californian (Salinas, CA), 16 Mar 1929, page 6. Marriage License Charlotte Molena and John Beecher.

3 and, California Birth Index, 1905-1995, birth record of Cathleen May Beecher, 1929.

4 and, California Birth Index, 1905-1995, Elanor Editha Beecher, 1931.

5 California Vital Records, California Death Index, death record for Charlotte Cecelia Beecher, social security number 552-18-3685.

6 The Californian (Salinas, CA), 6 Oct 1982, page 12. Obituary of Charlotte C. Beecher.

7 1940 United States Census, Eleanor Beecher in household of Charlotte Beecher, Assembly District 23, San Francisco, San Francisco City, San Francisco, California, United States.

8 "1950 United States Census," William J. Beacher, Seaside, Monterey, CA.

9 Social Security Death Index, Death record for Charlotte Beecher.

10 1910 United States Census, California, Tulare County, Tulare Ward 2, Series: T624 Roll: 111 Page: 92.

11 U.S. Social Security Death Index.

12, 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.), John Hen. Beecher, death certificate 86-08393.

13, Pennsylvania, U.S., Birth Certificates, 1906-1914, Unamed Beacher b. 1 Apr 1908, father William Beacher, mother Emma Youst, Mt. Carmel PA.

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