Isaac Beecher
(1806-1873)
Mary Amanda Shaw
(1810-1894)
Nelson Church
(1807-1863)
Abigail Milton
(Abt 1814-)
James Harvey Beecher
(1846-1917)
Mary E. Church
(1847-1924)
James Alexander Beecher
(1877-1947)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Ellen Parthenia Clemm

2. Ida Helen Melligan
3. Sara Ella Goffe Barnes

James Alexander Beecher 6 7 8

  • Born: 31 Dec 1877, Adin, Modoc, CA, USA 1 8 9 10 11
  • Marriage (1): Ellen Parthenia Clemm on 2 Apr 1899 in , Shasta, CA 1 2 3
  • Marriage (2): Ida Helen Melligan on 26 Jun 1923 in San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 4
  • Marriage (3): Sara Ella Goffe Barnes on 4 Jan 1942 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 5
  • Died: 6 Feb 1947, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA at age 69 8 9

   FamilySearch ID: KH2J-G3P.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1880 in Twp. No. 7, Shasta County, CA. 7 J. H. Beecher, merchant, 34, was a boarder living with his wife, Mary, 28; Gus. C., 4; and Jas. A., 2. J.H. was born in Ohio, his father in Pennsylvania, and mother in Nova Scotia. Mary was born in Michigan and her parents in New York. The children were born in California.

2. Census in 1900 in Anderson Twp., Shasta, CA. 1 James A. Beecher, 22, Dec 1877, who was married for 1 year to wife Elen, 21, Apr 1879. She had no children. James was born in California, his father in Ohio, and mother in Missouri. Elen was born in Washington, her father in Illinois, and mother in Tennessee.
Living next door is James' father: James H. Beecher, 54, agent Wells Fargo, born Jun 1846, was married for 27 years to wife Mary E., 52, Dec 1847. She had birthed 4 children, all alive in 1900. With them: Edna, 15, Mar 1885; and George L., 11, Aug 1888. James was born in Ohio, his father in Pennsylvania, and mother in Nova Scotia. Mary was born in Missouri and her parents in Indiana. The children were born in California.

3. Census in 1910 in San Leandro, Alameda, CA. 6 James A. Bucher [indexed in census as Bucher but handwriting is Beecher], carpenter, 32, was living with wife Ellen P., 31. They had been married 11 years and she had birthed 3 children by 1910: Earl, 8; Theodore, 5; and Edward, 1. James and the children were born in California, his father in Ohio and mother in Missouri. Ellen was born in Washington, her father in Illinois and mother in Tennessee. They were renting at 196 Callan Ave.

4. Residence: 371 12th Street, Oakland, CA. On 12 Sep 1918 in Oakland, Alameda, CA. 11

5. Occupation: grinder on 26 Jun 1923 in Oakland, Alameda, CA. 4

6. Census in 1930 in Berkeley, Alameda, CA, USA. 12 The 1930 census recorded James Beecher, baker in wholesale bakery, 52, living with wife Ida, 50. He and his father were born in California and his mother in Colorado. Ida was born in Michigan, her father in Massachusetts and mother in California. James was renting a room for $30 a month in the home of John Galindo at 2942 Harper Street.

7. Occupation: janitor on 4 Jan 1942 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA. 5

8. Residence: Ella and James were married at their home at 8020 Clemont Ave., Los Angeles, by the minister of South Broadway Church of Christ, E. O. Farrow on 4 Jan 1942 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA. 5

9. Occupation: Merco Nordstrom Mfg. Co., 2431 Panalto, Oakland, Ca. On 24 Apr 1942 in Oakland, Alameda, CA. 10

10. Residence: 1817 Brush St., Oakland, CA. His mailing address: 820 Clemand Ave., Los Angeles, CA. James did not list any name of a family member who will always know his address. On 24 Apr 1942 in Oakland, Alameda, CA. 10


James married Ellen Parthenia Clemm, daughter of James A. Clemm and Elizabeth Ann Stallings, on 2 Apr 1899 in , Shasta, CA.1 2 3 The marriage ended in divorce. (Ellen Parthenia Clemm was born on 16 Apr 1879 in Colfax, Whitman, WA, USA,1 13 14 15 died on 30 Jul 1972 in San Leandro, Alameda, CA 13 14 15 16 and was buried on 2 Aug 1972 in Oakland, Alameda, CA 15.)


James next married Ida Helen Melligan, daughter of Charles Melligan and Henrietta Sheffield, on 26 Jun 1923 in San Francisco, San Francisco, CA.4 (Ida Helen Melligan was born in 1876 in , , NY 4 and died on 24 Feb 1932 in , Alameda, CA 17.)


James next married Sara Ella Goffe Barnes, daughter of Ezra Carruth Barnes and Sara Adams Paige, on 4 Jan 1942 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA.5 (Sara Ella Goffe Barnes was born on 13 May 1891 in Bedford, Hillsborough, NH, USA,18 died on 7 Jan 1971 18 and was buried in Covina: Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Los Angeles, CA, USA 18.)


Sources


1 1900 United States Census, California, Shasta County, Anderson Township, Series: T623 Roll: 112 Page: 94.

2 FamilySearch.org, California, County Marriages, 1850-1952, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XL8Q-GY8 James A Beecher and Ellen Clemm, 02 Apr 1899; citing p. 378, Shasta, California, United States; FHL microfilm 1293794.

3 Ancestry.com, Shasta County, California Marriages, 1852-1904 (Shasta County Genealogical Society. Redding, CA, USA.), James A. Beecher and Ellen Clemm, 2 Apr 1899, Book L Page 378.

4 FamilySearch.com, "California, San Francisco County Records, 1824-1997," https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QL4Y-TPPW James A Beecher and Ida H Emmett, 26 Jun 1923; citing Marriage, San Francisco.

5 FamilySearch.org, California, County Marriages, 1850-1952, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K8VG-W32 James H Beecher in entry for James A Beecher and Ella B. Nichols nee Barnes, 04 Jan 1942; citing p. 121, Los Angeles, California, United States; FHL microfilm 2114738.

6 1910 United States Census, California, Alameda County, San Leandro, Series: T624 Roll: 69 Page: 10.

7 1880 United States Census, California, Shasta County, Township No. 7, Series: T9 Roll: 82 Page: 86.

8 FamilySearch.org, California Death Index, 1940-1997 (Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.), https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VPD7-5GG James Alexander Beecher, 06 Feb 1947; citing Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

9 California Vital Records, Death index record for James Alexander Beecher.

10 FamilySearch.org, United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V48V-448 James Alexander Beecher, 1942.

11 United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KZVP-35B James Alexander Beecher, 1917-1918.

12 1930 United States Census, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCXF-TYZ James Beecher, Berkeley, Alameda, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 277, sheet 14A, line 17, family 302.

13 Ancestry.com, U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-Current (Ancestry.com Operations Inc), Ellen Parker, SSN 555-21-6219.

14 FamilySearch.org, California Death Index, 1940-1997 (Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.), https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPHN-K97 Ellen P Parker, 30 Jul 1972; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

15 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/167769738.

16 Oakland Tribune (Oakland, CA), 31 Jul 1972, page 20. Obituary of Ellen P. Parker.

17 1930 United States Census.

18 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=94398943.



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