Roy Carl Hale
Julia M. Snow
Jennie Catherine Hale


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1. Frederick Kent Beecher

2. Leonard Dale Guyer Sr.

Jennie Catherine Hale 4 5 6 7 8 9

  • Born: 29 Sep 1915, Kokomo, Howard, IN 3 5 6 7 9
  • Marriage (1): Frederick Kent Beecher on 9 Apr 1939 in Kokomo, Howard, IN 1 2 3
  • Marriage (2): Leonard Dale Guyer Sr. in Mar 1934 in Kokomo, Howard, IN 4
  • Died: 20 May 1993, Kokomo, Howard, IN at age 77 5 7 9
  • Buried: 24 May 1993, Kokomo: Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery, Howard, IN 5 9

   FamilySearch ID: LDHV-T29.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Newspaper: Leonard Dale Guyer, Frankfort minister, and Jennie Catherine Hale, Kokomo, obtained a license to marry here Friday., 10 Mar 1934, Kokomo, Howard, IN. 4

2. Residence: on 1 Apr 1935 in Kokomo, Howard, IN. 10

3. Residence: 1938 Kokomo City Directory: Guyer Jennie C. (wid Leonard) cash Hopkins Bros. Inc. r1622 S. Webster in 1938 in Kokomo, Howard, IN. 11

4. Newspaper: Kokomo Tribune: Marriage Licenses. F. Kent Beecher, 1125 North Courtland street, and Jennie Guyer, Kokomo, route 6., 6 Apr 1939, Kokomo, Howard, IN. 1

5. Newspaper: Kokomo Tribune: Beecher-Guyer., 10 Apr 1939, Kokomo, Howard, IN. 2 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.

6. Census in 1940 in Kokomo, Howard, IN. 10 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.

7. Census in 1950 in Kokomo, Howard, IN. 12 The 1950 census recorded at 1016 S. Indiana Avenue: F. Kent Beecher, final inspector at radio factory, 46, living with wife Jennie C., bookkeeper at lodge home, 34; and daughter N. Joy, 14, and mother-in-law Julia M. Hale, widowed, 52. Everyone was born in Indiana.

8. Cause of Death: Jennie died at St. Joseph Hospital from urosepsis, 20 May 1993, Kokomo, Howard, IN. 9

9. Residence: 335 S. Dixon Rd., Kokomo, IN on 20 May 1993 in Kokomo, Howard, IN. 9

10. Obituary: Kokomo Tribune: obituary of Jennie C. Beecher on 21 May 1993 in Kokomo, Howard, IN. 3 Jennie C. Beecher, 77, 335 S. Dixon Road, died at 4:57 a.m. Thursday, May 20, 1993, in Saint Joseph Hospital & Health Center. She was born Sept. 29, 1915, in Kokomo, a daughter of Carl and Julia (Snow) Hale. She had been a loan officer, a bookkeeper for several furniture stores and waa first deputy to the clerk of Howard Circuit Court. She also was office administrator for Howard County United Way until she retired in 1981. She was a member of Main Street Christian Church, now known as First Christian Church. She served as organist, choir director, deaconess, children's department superintendent, teacher of adult classes, president of Women's Christian Fellowship Circle and wedding coordinator at the church. She also served as an organist for St. Luke's Evangelical United Brethren Church and assisted with Howard County Council of Churches leadership training school. She was a member of Kokomo Chapter of American Business Women's Association, where she served on the executive board, and in 1963 was selected as Woman of the Year. She was a member of National Legal Secretaries Association, where she served as state chairwoman and education chairwoman of the local association. She had been active in Women's Democrat Club and the former Kokomo Civic Choir and was a volunteer worker for the American Red Cross. She had been active in Parent-Teachers Association and served as president. She served as national president, vice president and historian of Sigma Eta Sorority, Fine Arts Inc., and as president of Kokomo Rho chapter. Always eager to learn, she enrolled in computer training at Indiana Vocational Technical College in 1990 and became computer literate. She also will be remembered for her award-winning counted-cross stitch, which brought her hours of pleasure, April 9, 1939, she married F. Kent "Hap" Beecher, who died March 3, 1981. Surviving are a daughter, N. Joyce Brown of Kokomo and she was a loving grandmother to four grandchildren, Steven K. Larson and wife Christina, Jeffrey M. Larson, Linda J. Meeks and husband Mark J., and Catherine L. Jewell, all of Kokomo; nine great-grandchildren, Erica J. Newton, Keenan J. Meeks, Susan A. Jewell, Christopher Jewell, Terry L. Larson, Shannon R. Larson, Gregory S. Martin, Kevin M. Martin and Scott A. Larson; a brother, Marion Hale of Swayzee; and a sister, Wanita Amett of Kokomo. Preceding her in death were a sister, Vera Hutchins and a great-grandchild, Aaron Jewell. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in First Christian Church. The Rev. Fred Dorisse will officiate. Entombment will be in Sunset Memory Gardens Mausoleum. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Fenn Funeral Home and one hour before services Monday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church.

Jennie married Frederick Kent Beecher, son of Ulysses Simpson Grant Beecher and Ethlyn M. Thompson, on 9 Apr 1939 in Kokomo, Howard, IN.1 2 3 (Frederick Kent Beecher was born on 6 Mar 1903 in Denver, Miami, IN,8 13 14 15 16 17 died on 3 Mar 1981 in Kokomo, Howard, IN 8 15 and was buried on 6 Mar 1981 in Kokomo: Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery, Howard, IN 8 15.)

Jennie next married Leonard Dale Guyer Sr. in Mar 1934 in Kokomo, Howard, IN.4 The marriage ended in divorce on 19 Apr 1937. (Leonard Dale Guyer Sr. was born on 16 Oct 1913 in Hutsonville, Crawford, IL, USA,18 died in Dec 1942 18 and was buried in Frankfort: Bunnell Cemetery, Clinton, IN, USA 18.)


1 Kokomo Tribune (Kokomo, IN), 6 Apr 1939, page 2.

2 Kokomo Tribune (Kokomo, IN), 10 Apr 1939, page 6. Marriage of Beecher-Guyer.

3 Kokomo Tribune (Kokomo, IN), 21 May 1993, page 10. Obituary of Jennie C. Beecher.

4 Kokomo Tribune (Kokomo, IN), 10 Mar 1934, page 1.

5 Find A Grave,

6, Indiana Births, 1880-1920 (Works Progress Administration. Index to Birth Records. Indiana: Indiana Works Progress Administration, 1938-1940.), Birth certificate of Jennie C. Hale.

7, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.), Jennie Catherine Guyer aka Jennie Catherine Hale Beecher.

8, "Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2017," Certificate 81-009180. Frederick Kent Beecher. Father Grant Beecher. Mother Linnie Thompson. Spouse/informant Jennie Hale Beecher.

9, "Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2017," Certificate 93-018347. Jennie C. Beecher. Father Carl Hale. Mother Julia Snow.

10 1940 United States Census, Kent Beecher in entry for Julia Hale, 1940.

11, U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995, 1938 Kokomo, Indiana City Directory, printed page 151, online image 74.

12 "1950 United States Census," F Kent Beecher Kokomo IN.

13 1910 United States Census, Grant Beecher, 1910.

14 1920 United States Census, Grant Beecher, 1920.

15 Find A Grave,

16 Madison and Jefferson County Library, Indiana, History Rescue Project, Marriage Records, Grooms 1926-1935.

17, U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947 ( Operations, Inc.), Frederick Kent Beecher b. 6 Mar 1903 Denver IN.

18 Find A Grave,

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