Henry "Harry" Ratcliffe
Emily Hewitt
Genevieve Inez Ratcliffe


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1. Harry Frescoln Beicher

Genevieve Inez Ratcliffe 1 2 3 4 5

  • Born: Jul 1886, Racine, Racine, WI 5 6
  • Marriage (1): Harry Frescoln Beicher on 24 Aug 1909 in Racine, Racine, WI 1
  • Died: 2 Feb 1938, Santa Monica, Los Angeles, CA at age 51 5
  • Buried: Glendale: Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Los Angeles, CA

   FamilySearch ID: LDSQ-DNG.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Newspaper: Kenosha News: Misses Genevieve Ratcliffe, of Racine, and Bessie Parsons, of Elgin, Ill., who have been visiting Mr. and Mrs. G. P. Hewitt for the past few days, left today for their homes., 2 Sep 1899, Kenosha, Kenosha, WI, USA. 7

2. Census in 1900 in Racine, Racine, WI. 6 The 1900 census recorded at 412 12th Street: Henry Radcliffe [sic], time keeper, 53, born May 1847, living with wife Emily, 36, Jun 1864; Genevieve I., 13, Jul 1886; Herbert C., 1, Sep 1898; and sister-in-law Winifred Hewitt, 46, Feb 1854. Henry and Emily were married for 16 years and she had birthed 2 children by 1900. Henry, his parents, Emily's parents, and Winifred and her parents were born in England. Emily, Genevieve and Herbert were born in Wisconsin. Henry immigrated in 1873 and Winifred in 1880.

3. Newspaper: Racine Journal, 6 Oct 1908, Racine, Racine, WI. 8 MATRIMONIAL.
Parsons Washburn.
Miss Genevieve Ratcliffe, College avenue, this city, attended the marriage of her cousin, Miss Bestie Parsons, 871 Larkin avenue, Elgin, Ill., to Joseph Washburn of Geneva last Wednesday evening. Says an Elgin exchange: "The marriage service was read by the bride's uncle, Dr. J. L. Hewitt, of Milwaukee, who twenty-five yeara age performed the marriage which united the lives of her parents.
"The bride waa gowned in a costume of cream net, over silk, and carried a bouquet of pink rosebuds. Miss Ratcliff wore an empire gown of white batiste, aad carried yellow rosebuds.
"The young couple left on a three months' wedding trip in Colorado, Utah and, California."

4. Newspaper: Journal Times: Notable Racine Wedding, 24 Aug 1909, Racine, Racine, WI. 1 -----
Miss Helen Ratcliffe and Harry Beicher Are United In Marriage Today -- Out of Town Guests
A notable wedding occurred at 4:30 o'clock this afternoon, when Miss Genevieve Inez Ratcliffe was united in Marriage to Mr. Harry Frescoln Beicher.
The nuptials were solemnized at the home of the groom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Beicher, 809 Lake avenue, in the presence of a number of guests both from this city and abroad.
Dr. J. L. Hewitt of Milwaukee, a relative of the bridge, read the service. The bride was attractively attired in a gown of white batiste over white messaline trimmed with baby Irish lace. She carried a beautiful bouquet of bridal roses.
She was attended by Miss Edith Beicher as maid of honor, who wore a beautiful gown of pale green silk, and carried a shower bouquet of pink roses. Miss Gertrude Freeman, in a gown of blue silk, carried pink roses.
Paul Beicher, a brother, and Mr. Alfred Anderson attended the groom.
Lohengrin's wedding march was rendered with Miss Dorothy Kastler presiding at the piano. Preceding the ceremony, Miss Florence Lutz sand a solo in a very praiseworthy manner. Miss Coralyn Doolittle acting as the accompanist.
Following the ceremony, a wedding supper was served, followed by a reception, about hundred being present many from out of the city. The gifts were many and beautiful.
Mr. and Mrs. Beicher will depart this evening for a brief wedding tour, after October first making their home at Minneapolis.
The bride is the only daughter of Mrs. Henry Sylvester Ratcliffe, and is a young woman, popular in the circles where she has lived and mingled since childhood.
Mr. Beicher is a popular young business man who has resided in the city for the past several years. A few months ago he removed to Minneapolis where he now hold a responsible position with the Union Special Machine company.
The interior of the home was tastefully decorated. The entire decorations being done under the direct supervision of Mrs. Stella Horlick and Miss Gertrude Freeman. The south living room where the ceremony was performed was decorated with pink lillies. The prevailing colors in the decorations were pink and yellow, the former being entirely used in the parlor and library decorations while the dining room was entirely in pink.
Among the guests from out of town were: Miss Grace Margerum, Chicago; Dr. and Mrs. J. L. Hewitt, Milwaukee; Miss Maybelle Hewitt, Milwaukee; Miss Katherine Hewitt, Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. George Hewitt, Appleton; Mrs. Rod Jones, Chicago; Miss Harriet Miller, Columbus, O.; Harry Boyd, Marion, O.; Mr.s and Mrs. Joseph Washburn, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Parsons and son Lester, Mr. and Mrs. O. N. Roberts, and Mrs. Harry Roberts, all of Elgin, Ill., and Charles Ratcliffe, of Chicago.

5. Census in 1910 in Minneapolis, Hennepin, MN. 9 The 1910 census recorded renting at 15 Highland Avenue in Minneapolis: Harry F. Beicher, 27, machinery salesman, living with wife Genevieve, 23. He and his parents were born in Ohio. She and her mother were born in Wisconsin and her father in England.

6. Residence: 1210 Prospect Ave., Milwaukee, WI on 12 Sep 1918 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI. 10

7. Census in 1920 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI. 11 The 1920 census recorded Harry F. Beicher, 37, living with wife Jenevieve I., 33; Beatrice J., 3. harry was born in Ohio, the others in Wisconsin. Also in the home was Franklain J. Tripp, 26, born in Michigan.

8. Census in 1930 in Shorewood, Milwaukee, WI. 12 The 1930 census recorded Harry F. Beicher, 45, living with wife Genevieve, 42; Betty J., 13; and Cynthia C., 8. Everyone was born in Wisconsin except Harry in Ohio. Genevieve's father was born in England, her mother in Wisconsin. Harry's parents were born in Pennsylvania.

9. Obituary: Journal Times: Mrs. Genevieve Ratcliff Beicher, wife of Harry E. Beicher, died Wednesday in Los Angeles, where burial will be made Friday. Mrs. Beicher is survived by an aunt, Miss Winifred Hewitt, and other relatives and friends in Racine. on 3 Feb 1938 in Racine, Racine, WI. 13

10. Obituary: Milwaukee Journal on 3 Feb 1938 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI. 14 Mrs. Genevieve Beicher
Mrs. Genevieve Ratcliffe Beicher of Santa Monica Calif., formerly of 2208 E. Edgewood av. here, died Wednesday in a Los Angeles hospital. She came to Milwaukee from Racine 25 years ago and had lived here until she and her husband, Harry F., moved to Santa Monica two years ago.
Besides her husband, two daughters, Betty Jean and Cynthia, survive. Funeral and burial will take place Friday in Los Angeles.

Genevieve married Harry Frescoln Beicher, son of George Meily Beicher and Irene Miller, on 24 Aug 1909 in Racine, Racine, WI.1 (Harry Frescoln Beicher was born on 18 Feb 1882 in Marion, Marion, OH,10 15 16 17 died on 23 Oct 1969 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 15 17 and was buried in Glendale: Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Los Angeles, CA 17.)


1 The Journal Times (Racine, WI), 24 Aug 1909, page 5. Ratcliffe-Beicher Wedding.

2 FamilySearch.org, California, County Marriages, 1850-1952, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K8V7-QBY Harry Frescoln Beicher in entry for Anthony F Chacksfield and Betty J Beicher, 1938.

3 FamilySearch.org, Minnesota, Death Records, 1866-1916, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XPDL-C9Z G. I. Ratcliffe in entry for Beicher, 1915.

4 Ancestry.com, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.), SSN: 548449359 Bettye Jean Chacksfield, b. 12 Dec 1916 father Harry F. Beicher, mother Genevieve Ratcliffe.

5 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/126219367.

6 1900 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MM27-GMV Henry Radcliffe, Racine city Ward 3, south side, Racine, Wisconsin, United States.

7 Kenosha News (Kenosha, WI), 2 Sep 1899, page 5.

8 Racine Journal (Racine, WI), 6 Oct 1980, page 4.

9 1910 United States Census, Hary L Beicker, Minneapolis, MN.

10 United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K879-VX7 Harry Frescoln Beicher, citing Milwaukee County no 1, Wisconsin.

11 1920 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MFJY-QTQ Harry F Beicher, 1920.

12 1930 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X9S9-XWQ Harry F Beicher, 1930.

13 The Journal Times (Racine, WI), 3 Feb 1938, page 4. Obituary of Mrs. Harry E. Beicher.

14 Milwaukee Journal (Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Archive available on news.google.com), http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1499&dat=19380203&id=tKtQAAAAIBAJ&sjid=LiIEAAAAIBAJ&pg=3071,501796.

15 FamilySearch.org, California Death Index, 1940-1997 (Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.), https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VPHQ-132 Harry F Beicher, 1969.

16 FamilySearch.org, United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V4DC-21V Harry Frescoln Beicher.

17 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/85346750.

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