William Peter Beecher
Louella May Creek
John H. Barrett
(Abt 1861-)
Chester Earl Beecher
Edith Sarah Barrett
Chester Arthur Beecher


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1. Audrey Campshure

Chester Arthur Beecher 2 3 4 5

  • Born: 21 Feb 1910, Hartford City, Blackford, IN 2 3 6
  • Marriage (1): Audrey Campshure in 1947 in , , WI 1
  • Died: 17 Nov 1971, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI at age 61 3 6 7
  • Buried: Milwaukee: Wood National Cemetery, Milwaukee, WI 3

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1910 in Hartford City, Blackford, IN. 2 The 1910 census recorded renting at 418 Washington Street: Chester E. Beecher, backtender paper mill, 21, living with wife Edith S., 16; and Chester A., 0. They had been married 1 year. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

On the same census page at 718 Water Street is Chester's father, William P. Beecher, millright in paper mill, 43, with wife Lewella M., 41. They had been married 21 years and she had birthed 7 children, 6 alive in 1910. Living with them: Ruth J., 11; Opal M., 9; William R., 6; and Watson H., 2. Everyone and their parents were born in Indiana.

2. Census in 1920 in Conshohocken, Montgomery, PA. 8 The 1920 census recorded renting at 806 Maple Street: Chester E. Beecher, superintendent paper mill, 33, living with wife Edith, 26; Arthur, 9; Charles, 7; Murletta, 6; and Marie, 3. Everyone and their parents were born in Indiana.

3. Census in 1930 in Whitpain Township, Montgomery, PA. 9 The 1930 census recorded Chester E. Beecher, 41, widowed, paper maker in paper mill, living only with his children: Chester A., 19; Charles L, 17; Murletta, 16; Marie, 14; and Betty, 9. Everyone was born in Indiana except Betty in Pennsylvania.

4. Military on 7 Mar 1942 in Wausau, Marathon, WI: World War II. 10 Name: Chester A Beecher
Name (Original): BEECHER CHESTER A
Event Type: Military Service
Event Date: 07 Mar 1942
Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
Event Place: Wausau, Wisconsin, United States
Residence Place:
Race: White
Citizenship Status: citizen
Birth Year: 1910
Birthplace: INDIANA
Education Level: 1 year of college
Civilian Occupation: Salespersons
Marital Status: Divorced, without dependents
Military Rank: Private
Army Branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Army Component:
Source Reference: Civil Life
Serial Number: 16024933
Affiliate Publication Title: Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938-1946

5. Residence: on 18 Jul 1949 in De Pere, Brown, WI. 5

6. Residence: Beecher, Chester A (Audrey; Club Nicolet) h109 N 6th (WDeP) in 1955 in De Pere, Brown, WI. 11

Chester married Audrey Campshure in 1947 in , , WI.1 (Audrey Campshure was born on 29 Jul 1919 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI,1 12 died on 29 Oct 2012 in Lancaster, Grant, WI 1 12 and was buried in Lancaster: Saint Clements Cemetery, Grant, WI 12.)


1 <i>Grant County Herald Independent</i> (Lancaster, Wisconsin.), Obituary of Audrey L. Beecher, 1 Nov 2012, http://www.swnews4u.com/archives/8729/.

2 <i>1910 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MKL1-BTY Chester E Beecher, Hartford Ward 4, Blackford, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 13, sheet 1B, family 18, NARA microfilm publication T624, FHL microfilm 1374353.

3 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=347380.

4 <i>Green Bay Press Gazette</i> (Green Bay, Wisconsin.), 25 Nov 1982, page 35. Obituary of Charles L. Beecher.

5 <i>Green Bay Press Gazette</i> (Green Bay, Wisconsin.), 18 Jul 1949, page 21. Obituary of Chester Earl Beecher.

6 U.S. Social Security Death Index, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JP8W-9PL null, Nov 1971; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

7 FamilySearch.org, <i>Wisconsin Death Index, 1959-1997</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V891-MY2 Chester A Beecher, 17 Nov 1971; citing "Wisconsin Death Index, 1959-1997.

8 <i>1920 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MFYK-V1K Chester E Beecher, Conshohocken Ward 4, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States; citing sheet 5, family 110, NARA microfilm publication T625, FHL microfilm 1821606.

9 <i>1930 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XHZH-JPP Chester E Beecher, Whitpain, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0166, sheet 1B, family 4, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 2085.

10 <i>United States, World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946</i> (www.FamilySearch.org), https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K8G7-T24 Chester A Beecher, enlisted 07 Mar 1942, Wausau, Wisconsin, United States.

11 Ancestry.com, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, 1955 Green Bay City Directory, printed page 45, online image 34.

12 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=99941489.

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