Joseph William Beecher
(1884-1951)
Petra Valenzuela
(1884-1961)
Henry Ekman
(1887-1976)
Flora Ochampaugh
(1889-1960)
Samuel Peter Beecher
(1913-1977)
Dorothy Belle Ekman
(1912-1985)
Robert Lee Beecher Sr.
(1933-)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Bette Ann Meidlinger

Robert Lee Beecher Sr. 1 2 3 4 5

  • Born: 22 Jun 1933, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 1 3
  • Marriage (1): Bette Ann Meidlinger on 5 Sep 1953 in Long Beach: First Lutheran Church, Los Angeles, CA 1 2

   FamilySearch ID: LF2L-TY3.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1940 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA. 3 The 1940 census recorded living at 1024 E. O Street in Los Angeles: Samuel P. Beecher, carpenter, 27, born in Arizona, living with wife Dorothey, 27, born in Michigan, and son Robert Lee, 6, born in California. They were living the same home in 1935.

2. Census in 1950 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA. 6 The 1950 census recorded at 1023 E. Cruces Street: Joseph W. Beecher, 65, living with wife Petra, 66, and grandson Robert L. Beecher, 16. Joseph was born in New Mexico, Petra in Arizon, and Robert in California. No one was employed.

3. Newspaper: Long Beach Press-Telegram, 23 Sep 1953, Long Beach, Los Angeles, CA. 4 MARRIED earlier this month in First Lutheran Church were the former Bette Ann Meidlinger, daughter of Mrs. Ada Fields of 1330 Linden Ave., and Pvt. Robert L. Beecher, son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Beecher of Wilmington. The bride is a graduate of Polytechnic High School. Her husband is now stationed at San Luis Obispo.

4. Newspaper: Long Beach Independent: Marriage of Bette Ann Meidlinger and Robert L. Beecher, 28 Sep 1953, Long Beach, Los Angeles, CA. 5 Marriage Told
(photo of bride)
Announced this week is the marriage of Miss Bette Ann Meidlinger to Pvt. Robert L. Beecher. The couple recited their vows at 4 p. m. Sept 5 in First Lutheran Church. Mrs. Ada Field, 1330 Linden Ave., is the mother of the bride, a graduate of Polytechnic High School. The bridgegroom, stationed with the Army at San Luis Obispo, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Beecher of Wilmington.


Robert married Bette Ann Meidlinger, daughter of Alfred Edward Meidlinger and Ada Marie Bowser, on 5 Sep 1953 in Long Beach: First Lutheran Church, Los Angeles, CA.1 2 (Bette Ann Meidlinger was born on 29 Jun 1935 in Granite Falls, Yellow Medicine, MN 1 7 8 and died on 22 Dec 2013 1 8.)


Sources


1 Records of Nancy Beecher Kemp (Granddaughter of Samuel Peter Beecher.), Email, Apr 2014.

2 FamilySearch.org, California, County Marriages, 1850-1952, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K864-BN9 marriage of Robert Lee Beecher and Bette Ann Meidlinger, 05 Sep 1953; citing p. 337, Los Angeles, California, United States; FHL microfilm 1343363.

3 1940 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K9ZK-Z8F Samuel P Beecher, 1940.

4 Long Beach Press-Telegram (Long Beach, CA), 23 Sep 1953, page 33. Marriage of Bette Ann Meidlinger and Pvt. Robert L. Beecher.

5 Long Beach Independent (Long Beach, CA), 28 Sep 1953, marriage of Robert L. Beecher and Bette Ann Meidlinger.

6 "1950 United States Census," https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:6XG4-Y9YZ Joseph W. Beecher Wilmington CA.

7 FamilySearch.org, Minnesota, Birth Index, 1935-2002, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VCL6-YBL Alfred E. Meidlenger - Ada M. Bowser in entry for Bette Ann Meidlenger, 29 Jun 1935.

8 U.S. Social Security Death Index, Bette A. Beecher, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2VC3-WJH null, 22 Dec 2013; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).



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