James Harvey Beecher
Mary E. Church
James A. Clemm
Elizabeth Ann Stallings
James Alexander Beecher
Ellen Parthenia Clemm
Earl Roy Beecher Sr.


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1. Clara Leona Bell

Earl Roy Beecher Sr. 1 2 3

  • Born: 25 May 1901, Anderson, Shasta, CA, USA 1 3 4
  • Marriage (1): Clara Leona Bell on 1 Jul 1922 in San Mateo, San Mateo, CA
  • Died: 12 Jul 1974, San Mateo, San Mateo, CA at age 73 3 4 5
  • Buried: 15 Jul 1974, San Mateo: Skylawn Memorial Park, San Mateo, CA, USA 3

   FamilySearch ID: KH3Z-LNG.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1910 in San Leandro, Alameda, CA. 1 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.

2. Census in 1920 in San Leandro, Alameda, CA. 6 The 1920 census recorded renting at 176 Joaquinn Avenue: B. Ellen Beecher [indexed in census as Bucher since two handwritten e's appear like a u], 40, married, no occupation, living with her children: Earl, express driver, 18; Theodore, 15; Edward, 11; Charlie, 9. The children and their father were born in California. Ellen was born in Washington, her father in North Carolina, and mother in Illinois.

3. Occupation: 1925 San Mateo City Directory: Beecher Earl R (Leona) chauf Am Ry Exp h 907 5th in 1925 in San Mateo, San Mateo, CA. 7

4. Census in 1940 in San Mateo, San Mateo, CA. 8 The 1940 census recorded renting a home at 8 N. Eldorado St: Earl Beecher, truck driver retail furniture, 38, living with wife Leona, 34; daughter Marion, 15; and sons Earl, 13; and Glenn, 4. Everyone was born in California except Leona in Kansas. They lived in the same place in 1935.

5. Newspaper: Long Beach Independent: San Mateo Man New Chief of IOOF, 13 May 1954, Long Beach, Los Angeles, CA. 9 Earl R. Beecher of San Mateo was elected grand warden of the Grand Lodge, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, on the third ballot Wednesday after a field of five other candidates had been eliminated.
Six hundred delegates to the convention in Municipal Auditorium also voted to hold the 1955 state convention in San Jose. Long Beach, were three of the last six conventions have been held, was eliminated along with Fresno on the first ballot.

6. Obituary: The Times: obituary of Earl Beecher on 13 Jul 1974 in San Mateo, San Mateo, CA. 10 BEECHER - In San Mateo, July 12, 1974, Earl R. Beecher, Sr.. beloved husband of 1 Leona Beecher of San Mateo, devoted father of Earl R. Beecher, Jr., of Dublin, Calif., L. Beecher of Marysville, Wash., Mrs. Marian E. Bedard of San Bruno; loving brother Of Theodore Beecher of Willow Creek, Calif. Also survived by twelve grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and one niece. A native of Anderson, Calif. Member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge No. 265 of San Mateo and Past Grandmaster of the Stale of Calif. I.O.O.F., Member of the Patriarchs Militant Canton Peninsula No. 17 arid Trustee of I.O.O.F. Home in Saratoga; Member of Hope Encampment No. 60, I.O.O.F. of Redwood City, Past Master and Member of San Mateo Lodge No. 226, F.& A. M. Retired member of Teamsters, Local No. 85 of San Francisco. Member of the Auxiliary Police Force and Volunteer Firemen of San Mateo.

Funeral services wilt be conducted Monday, July 15., 1974, at 2:00 p.m. at the Patterson O'Connell Chapel by the Wayside, 1311 So. El Camino Real, San Mateo, under the auspices of San Mateo Lodge No. 226, F. & A.M. Interment, Skylawn Memorial Park, San Mateo County. Memorial services will be conducted Sunday evening al 7:00 o'clock at the Chapel under the auspices of I.O.O.F. Lodge No. 265 of San Mateo. Contributions may be made to the Odd Fellows infirmary fund, I.O.O.F. Home, Saratoga, Calif.

Earl married Clara Leona Bell on 1 Jul 1922 in San Mateo, San Mateo, CA. (Clara Leona Bell was born on 13 Apr 1905 in Wichita, Sedgwick, KS,2 died on 23 May 1976 in San Mateo, San Mateo, CA 2 and was buried in San Mateo: Skylawn Memorial Park, San Mateo, CA, USA 2.)


1 1910 United States Census, California, Alameda County, San Leandro, Series: T624 Roll: 69 Page: 10.

2 San Mateo Times (San Mateo, Ca.), 24 May 1976, page 22, obituary of Leona C. Beecher.

3 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/228598716.

4 U.S. Social Security Death Index, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JTH2-KPB Earl Beecher, Jul 1974; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

5 FamilySearch.org, California Death Index, 1940-1997 (Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.), Earl R. Beecher, SSN 553010890, b. 25 May 1901, d. 12 Jul 1974 in San Mateo.

6 1920 United States Census, Year: 1920; Census Place: San Leandro, Alameda, California; Roll: T625_91; Page: 18A; Enumeration District: 155; Image: 1022.

7 (San Mateo County Genealogy. http://www.sfgenealogy.com/sanmateo/smindex.htm).

8 1940 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K9DV-TPY Earl Beecher, San Mateo, Judicial Township 2, San Mateo, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 41-38, sheet 8B, family 221.

9 Long Beach Independent (Long Beach, CA), 13 May 1954, page 16.

10 The Times (San Mateo, CA), 13 Jul 1974, page 15.

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