Herman Cleveland Reutter
(1884-1935)
Laura L. Bader
(1891-1927)
Lorraine D. Reutter
(1912-1983)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Charles B. Beacher

Lorraine D. Reutter 2 3 4 5 6 7

  • Born: 28 Apr 1912, , , MI 2 3 4 5 8
  • Marriage (1): Charles B. Beacher on 16 Nov 1929 in Detroit, Wayne, MI 1 2
  • Died: 25 Nov 1983, Redford, Wayne, MI, USA at age 71 4 6 8

   FamilySearch ID: L81M-66J.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1920 in Detroit, Wayne, MI. 5 The 1920 census recorded owning a home at 437 Helen Avenue: Herman C. Reutter, credit manager department store, 35, living with wife Laura, 28; Lorraine, 7; and Jack A., 3. Herman and his parents were born in Canada. He immigrated in 1886 and became a US citizen in 1887. Laura was born in Michigan and her parents in Germany. Lorraine and Jack were born in Michigan.

2. Census in 1930 in Detroit, Wayne, MI. 1 The 1930 census recorded at 248 Eastman Avenue: Herman C. Reutter, widowed, credit manager department store, 44, living with son Jack, 13; son-in-law Charles Beacher, gasoline salesman, 26; and daughter Lorraine Beacher, 17. Everyone and their parents were born in Michigan except Charles and his parents were born in Pennsylvania. Lorraine was married at age 17, Charles 26.

3. Census in 1940 in Detroit, Wayne, MI. 3 The 1940 census lists Charles Beacher, 38, living with wife Lorraine, 28; and sons Charles A., 9, and Jack T., 7. Everyone was born in Michigan except Charles Sr. in Pennsylvania.

4. Census in 1950 in Detroit, Wayne, MI. 9 The 1950 census recorded at 18974 W. Seven Mile Road: Charles B. Beacher, occupation inventory follow up in automobile factory, 48, living with wife Lorraine, 37; son Allan Chas., assembly in automobile factory, 19; and son Jack, stock boy in grocery, 17. Charles was born in Pennsylvania and the others in Michigan.

5. Newspaper: Detroit Free Press: Lorraine's Complaint About Korean War, 28 Dec 1952, Detroit, Wayne, MI. 10 Mother's Complaint

TO THE EDITOR: I am writing in behalf of the millions of mothers of sons who have been drafted into the armed forces, not knowing why they are fighting in Korea in an undeclared war with Red China.
I demand that the Government send my boy, Pfc. Charles A. Beacher, back home to his native soil on the grounds that it is illegal to draft and force a man against his will to fight for a foreign country without a proper declaration of war by Congress.
It is against the Constitution of the United States to draft and send men on foreign soil to fight an enemy that in no way has molested this country.
I am not In any way against military training and preparation for defense against enemy attack. I wholeheartedly believe that every able-bodied young man should have at least a year's training in defense of our wonderful nation.
My sons' great-great-grandfather and his seven sons fought to preserve this nation in the Civil War, and their uncles and cousins fought for it in World Wars I and II. But, I repeat, it is unconstitutional to fight against a foreign country on foreign soil without an act of Congress.
IT IS NOT bad enough that my son is being forced to fight in the front lines against Red China, but he also writes that the rations of the troops have been cut almost in half and that they would starve if it wasn't for food packages received from home.
My youngest son, drafted and serving at Fort Knox, Ky., writes that since he has been there, they have had no heat In the barracks and dayrooms. Why?
There is no shortage of coal or food and God knows we are taxed enough to supply it.
How are we going to expect our young men to want to fight for us in time of need if they are being treated like that at present?
I HEAR the same things from all the other mothers of my sons' buddies. What is the matter with the people to let such things exist?
Is everyone afraid to speak up? This is a government for the people and by the people! It is up to all of os to see that such things do not continue or God help us.
I gladly give my sons to the defense of our great nation but not to make a mess of it.
LORRAINE D. BEACHER.

6. Obituary: Detroit Free Press: obituary of Lorraine Beacher on 27 Nov 1983 in Detroit, Wayne, MI. 6 BEACHER LORRAINE D. November 25, of Deiroil. Beloved wife of Charles B.; dear mother of Charles A. and John T.; mother-in-law of Shirlie Beacher; grandmother of two; sister of the late Jack Ruetter. Services 11 a m. Tuesday at the Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, 23720 Farmlngton Road, Farmlngton (474-5200). Memorial service 7:30 p.m. Monday under, the auspices of V.F.W. Post 6695 Auxiliary. Visitation 5-9 p.m. Sunday and 1-9 p.m. Monday.


Lorraine married Charles B. Beacher, son of Thomas Franklin Beacher Sr. and Agnes May Hepner, on 16 Nov 1929 in Detroit, Wayne, MI.1 2 (Charles B. Beacher was born on 26 Feb 1902 in New Castle, Schuylkill County, PA 3 11 12 and died on 23 Jan 1984 in Detroit, Wayne, MI 7 11 13.)


Sources


1 1930 United States Census, Year: 1930; Census Place: Detroit, Wayne, Michigan; Roll: 1062; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 0763; Image: 688.0; FHL microfilm: 2340797.

2 Ancestry.com, Michigan, U.S., Marriage Records, 1867-1952 (Original data: Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867–1952. Michigan Department of Community Health, Division for Vital Records and Health Statistics.), County File # 373998. State # 82 65773. Charles B. Beacher and Loraine Reutter.

3 1940 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KHSC-P5H Charles Beacher, Ward 21, Detroit, Detroit City, Wayne, Michigan, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 84-1353, sheet 4A, family 68.

4 Social Security Death Index, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/J1X3-3ZJ.

5 1920 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MZWP-49Q Herman C Reutter, Detroit Ward 15, Wayne, Michigan, United States; citing sheet 5B, family 108, NARA microfilm publication T625, FHL microfilm 1820814.

6 Detroit Free Press (Detroit, Michigan) (On newspapers.com publisher extra.), 27 Nov 1983, page 22. Obituary of Lorraine Beacher.

7 Detroit Free Press (Detroit, Michigan) (On newspapers.com publisher extra.), 25 Jan 1984, page 22. Obituary of Charles Beacher.

8 Ancestry.com, Michigan, Deaths, 1971-1996 (Original data: Michigan Department of Vital and Health Records. Michigan Death Index. Lansing, MI, USA.), Lorraine D. Beacher, d. 25 Nov 1983, Redford.

9 "1950 United States Census," Charles B. Beacher, Detroit, Wayne, MI.

10 Detroit Free Press (Detroit, Michigan) (On newspapers.com publisher extra.), 28 Dec 1952, page 17.

11 U.S. Social Security Death Index.

12 1910 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, New Castle Township, Series: T624 Roll: 1417 Page: 212.

13 Ancestry.com, Michigan, Deaths, 1971-1996 (Original data: Michigan Department of Vital and Health Records. Michigan Death Index. Lansing, MI, USA.), Charles B. Beacher.



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