William Valentine Beecher
Julia Ann Beecher
William J. Thompson
Celeste Jane Chambers
Ulysses Simpson Grant Beecher
Ethlyn M. Thompson
Frederick Kent Beecher


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1. Edna Margaret Cooney
2. Jennie Catherine Hale

Frederick Kent Beecher 1 4 5 6

  • Born: 6 Mar 1903, Denver, Miami, IN 1 6 7 8 9
  • Marriage (1): Edna Margaret Cooney on 14 Sep 1929 in Indianapolis, Marion, IN 1
  • Marriage (2): Jennie Catherine Hale on 9 Apr 1939 in Kokomo, Howard, IN 2 3
  • Died: 3 Mar 1981, Kokomo, Howard, IN at age 77 6 9
  • Buried: 6 Mar 1981, Kokomo: Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery, Howard, IN 6 9

   Other names for Frederick were Fredrick Kent Beecher 9 and Kent F. Beecher.7

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1910 in Peru, Miami, IN. 7 The 1910 census recorded at 174 W. Third Street: Grant Beecher, ticket agent railroad, 39, living with wife Lynnie, 37; Kent, 7; and Bazier, 5. Everyone was born in Indiana except Lynnie in Kansas. Her parents were born in Indiana. Grant's father was born in Pennsylvania and mother in Ohio.

2. Census in 1920 in Kokomo, Howard, IN. 8 The 1920 census recorded living at 1125 N. Courtland: Grant Beecher, ticket agent railroad, 49, with wife Lynnie T., 47; Kent F., 16; and Branier K., 14. Everyone was born in Indiana except Lynnie in Kansas. Her parents were born in Indiana. Grant's father was born in Pennsylvania and mother in Ohio.

3. Newspaper: Kokomo Tribune: Marriage of Frederick Kent Beecher and Edna Margaret Cooney, 16 Sep 1929, Kokomo, Howard, IN. 4 The marriage of Frederick Kent Beecher of Chicago, son of Mr. and Mrs. Grant Beecher, 1125 North Courtland street, and Miss Edna Margaret Cooney, daughter of Mrs. Alexander Cooney of Madison, took place at the Downey Avenue Christian church in Indianapolis Saturday. The attendants were Herbert Rudduck of Misawaka, cousin of the bridegroom, and Miss Martha Hinshaw of Carmel, sorority sister of the bride. Mr. and Mrs. Beecher will make their home in Chicago, Mr. Beecher holding a position with the Motor Transit company. Both young people were graduated from Butler university in 1923. The bride is a member of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority and Mr. Beecher of the Kappa Delto Rho fraternity.

4. Census in 1930 in Chicago, Cook, IL. 10 The 1930 census recorded Kent Beecher, 27, living with wife Edna, 24. They and their parents were born in Indiana except Kent's mother was born in Kansas.

5. Newspaper: Kokomo Tribune: "Mr. And Mrs. Grant Beecher will spend Sunday in Cleveland, Ohio, with their son, Kent Beecher. Mrs. Beecher will remain there for a few days and will also visit in Barberton, Ohio, with another son, Brazier Beecher.", 24 Oct 1931, Kokomo, Howard, IN. 11

6. Newspaper: Kokomo Tribune: Ad: "For Fuller Brushes at Bargain Prices See or Call F. Kent Beecher, Pb. 5463, 1125 N. Courtland.", 9 Dec 1936, Kokomo, Howard, IN. 12

7. Newspaper: Kokomo Tribune: Ad: Cleaned In Your Home. This new electronic machine cleans your furniture quickly, safely, and economically. Work insured against injury to your upholstery. F. Kent Beecher 1125 N. Courtland Phone 5570.", 16 Aug 1937, Kokomo, Howard, IN. 13

8. Newspaper: Kokomo Tribune: Marriage Licenses. F. Kent Beecher, 1125 North Courtland street, and Jennie Guyer, Kokomo, route 6., 6 Apr 1939, Kokomo, Howard, IN. 2

9. Newspaper: Kokomo Tribune: Beecher-Guyer., 10 Apr 1939, Kokomo, Howard, IN. 3 The Main Street Christian church was the scene of a pretty wedding Sunday morning at 7 o'clock, immediatley following the sunrise prayer meeting, when Mrs. Jennie Guyer, daughter of Mrs. Julia Hale of R. R. 6., became the bride of F. Kent Beecher, son of Mr. and Mrs. Grant Beecher, 1125 North Courtland avenue.
The Rev. J. M. Horne performed the ceremony, using the double ring service. Palms and Easter lillies formed the setting for the wedding.
The organist, Miss Agnes Lee Smith, played "Ah Sweet Mystery of Life" and "O Promise Me" during the service.
Attending the couple were Mrs. Eva Atwater and William Kearnie.
The bride wore a navy blue lace dress with rose accessories and her flowers were roses and sweetpeas.
Mrs. Atwater's dress of dusty rose was worn with Dubonnet accessories.
Mr. and Mrs. Beecher are spending a few days in South Bend and on their return will be at home in their newly furnished apartment in the home of the bride's mother. A wedding dinner for the couple was given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Rudduck at Mishawaka. The bride traveled in an Eleanor blue crepe dress with navy accessories.
Mrs. Beecher was graduated from Kokomo high school in 1932 and has been employed at Hopkins Brothers Inc. Mr. Beecher, graduated from Butler university where he was a member of the Kappa Delta Rho fraternity, is owner of the Beecher Cleaners. He is scoutmaster of Troop No. 21.

10. Census in 1940 in Kokomo, Howard, IN. 14 The 1940 census recorded Julia Hale, widowed, stenographer, 43, living with son Marion, delivery truck driver, 19; son-in-law Kent Beecher, rug cleaning, 37; daughter Jennie Beecher, bookkeeper in furniture store, 24; granddaughter Naomi Joyce Guyer, 4; and son-in-law David Arnett, mechanic, 21. Everyone was born in Indiana except David in Tennessee.

11. Newspaper: Kokomo Tribune: "The Butler University band gave a concert at the Main Street Christian Church before a large audience. Four local boys are members of the band: George Piercy, Robert Hutton and Kent and Brazier Beecher.. ", 14 Feb 1953, Kokomo, Howard, IN. 15

12. Residence: on 22 Mar 1956 in Kokomo, Howard, IN. 5

13. Cause of Death: Frederick died at St. Joseph Hospital from pump failure due to acute myocardial infarction, 3 Mar 1981, Kokomo, Howard, IN. 6

14. Occupation: Delco Electronics employee on 3 Mar 1981 in Kokomo, Howard, IN. 6

15. Residence: 2600 W. Jefferson Rd. Apt 1404, Kokomo, IN on 3 Mar 1981 in Kokomo, Howard, IN. 6

Frederick married Edna Margaret Cooney, daughter of Alexander Cooney and Anna Vernon, on 14 Sep 1929 in Indianapolis, Marion, IN.1 (Edna Margaret Cooney was born on 15 Aug 1905 in Madison, Jefferson, IN, USA 1 10.)

Frederick next married Jennie Catherine Hale, daughter of Roy Carl Hale and Julia M. Snow, on 9 Apr 1939 in Kokomo, Howard, IN.2 3 (Jennie Catherine Hale was born on 29 Sep 1915 in Kokomo, Howard, IN,16 17 18 19 died on 20 May 1993 in Kokomo, Howard, IN 16 18 19 and was buried on 24 May 1993 in Kokomo: Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery, Howard, IN 16 19.)


1 <i>Madison and Jefferson County Library, Indiana</i>, History Rescue Project, Marriage Records, Grooms 1926-1935. http://www.mjcpl.org/historyrescue/records/marriage-records-grooms-1926-1935-a-.

2 <i>Kokomo Tribune</i> (Kokomo, Howard, Indiana.), 6 Apr 1939, page 2.

3 <i>Kokomo Tribune</i> (Kokomo, Howard, Indiana.), 10 Apr 1939, page 6. Marriage of Beecher-Guyer.

4 <i>Kokomo Tribune</i> (Kokomo, Howard, Indiana.), 16 Sep 1929, page 6.

5 <i>Kokomo Tribune</i> (Kokomo, Howard, Indiana.), 22 Mar 1956, page 2. Obituary of Ulysses S. Grant Beecher.

6 Ancestry.com, "Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011," Certificate 81-009180. Frederick Kent Beecher. Father Grant Beecher. Mother Linnie Thompson. Spouse/informant Jennie Hale Beecher.

7 <i>1910 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MK53-ZC5 Grant Beecher, 1910.

8 <i>1920 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MF72-VJP Grant Beecher, 1920.

9 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=64445952.

10 <i>1930 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XSTW-WPT Kent Beecher, 1930.

11 <i>Kokomo Tribune</i> (Kokomo, Howard, Indiana.), 24 Oct 1931, page 3.

12 <i>Kokomo Tribune</i> (Kokomo, Howard, Indiana.), 9 Dec 1936, page 14.

13 <i>Kokomo Tribune</i> (Kokomo, Howard, Indiana.), 16 Aug 1937, page 12.

14 <i>1940 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V1T8-M57 Kent Beecher in entry for Julia Hale, 1940.

15 <i>Kokomo Tribune</i> (Kokomo, Howard, Indiana.), 14 Feb 1953, page 16.

16 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=64445876.

17 Ancestry.com, <i>Indiana Births, 1880-1920</i> (Works Progress Administration. Index to Birth Records. Indiana: Indiana Works Progress Administration, 1938-1940.), Birth certificate of Jennie C. Hale.

18 Ancestry.com, <i>U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007</i> (Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.), Jennie Catherine Guyer aka Jennie Catherine Hale Beecher.

19 Ancestry.com, "Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011," Certificate 93-018347. Jennie C. Beecher. Father Carl Hale. Mother Julia Snow.

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