Gustavous Winfield Beecher
Angeline Feeler
Thomas Devine Jr.
Ida May Hays
Sumner Howard Beecher Sr.
May Ida Devine
Sumner Howard Beecher Jr.


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1. Sarah Elsa Louise Wagner

2. Naomi Sheila Forsgren

Sumner Howard Beecher Jr. 3 4

  • Born: 27 Mar 1910, Kingman, Mohave, AZ 1
  • Marriage (1): Sarah Elsa Louise Wagner on 5 Jan 1929 1
  • Marriage (2): Naomi Sheila Forsgren on 17 Jun 1943 in Las Vegas, Clark, NV 2
  • Died: 12 Dec 1990, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA at age 80

   Another name for Sumner was Howard Beecher.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Issue: By his first wife, he had four children, one died in infancy. Two daughters and a son survived. 2

2. He has conflicting birth information of 28 Mar 1910 and Kingman, Mohave, AZ. 3 4

3. Census in 1920 in Kingman, Mohave, AZ. 3 Sumner H. Beecher, mechanic in garage, 33, was living with wife May D., 28; Howard, 9; Harriett, 8; Eleanor, 5; and Mary J., 2. Sumner was born in Arizona, his father in Ohio, and his mother in California. May was born in Kansas, her father in Michigan, and mother in Iowa. The children were born in Arizona.

4. Moved: 1923, Burlingame, San Mateo, CA. 5

5. Residence: in 1929 in San Francisco, San Francisco, CA.

Sumner married Sarah Elsa Louise Wagner, daughter of Alfred Hugo Richard Wagner and Martha Julianne Johanna Claussen, on 5 Jan 1929.1 The marriage ended in divorce. (Sarah Elsa Louise Wagner was born on 2 Mar 1910 in Kansas City, Jackson, MO 6 7 8 and died on 30 Oct 1995 in Hesperia, San Bernardino, CA 6 8.)

Sumner next married Naomi Sheila Forsgren on 17 Jun 1943 in Las Vegas, Clark, NV.2 (Naomi Sheila Forsgren was born on 18 Jul 1908 in Brigham City, Box Elder, UT,2 died on 9 Feb 2001 in Alhambra, Los Angeles, CA 2 and was buried in Brigham City: Brigham City Cemetery, Box Elder, UT 9.)


1 Family Bible of Gustavous Winfield Beecher (Bible in possession of Linda Meyers, a descendant of Gustavous Beecher.), Email from Linda Meyers, 15 Jul 2008.

2 Karen Beecher, Descendant of Sumner Howard Beecher, Email 14 Jul 2008.

3 1920 United States Census, Arizona, Mohave County, Kingman District 4, Series: T625 Roll: 47 Page: 227.

4 Arizona Birth Certificate (Arizona Department of Health Services. Online at, Birth certificate of Sumner Howard Beecher.

5 Records of Linda Meyers (Linda Meyers, descendant of Gustavous Beecher), Email 15 Jul 2008.

6 Voss, Hans Peter, Die Familienforschung von Ursula Müller (Hans Peter Voss, An de Marsch 6, 25557 Steenfeld, GERMANY, 04872-942109,

7 1910 United States Census, Missouri, Jackson County, Kansas City Ward 9, Series: T624 Roll: 787 Page: 299.

8 Social Security Death Index, Death record of Elise Bors, social security number 560-05-2055.

9 Find A Grave,

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