George Lincoln Beecher
Sarah Emma Fisher
Larkin Edwin Condon
Mary Elizabeth Wallace
Clinton Everett Beecher
Grace Hazel Condon
Merrill Condon Beecher


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1. Maxine Elizabeth Fetrow

Merrill Condon Beecher 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

  • Born: 28 May 1911, Fulton, Fulton, IN 3 4 5 6 8
  • Marriage (1): Maxine Elizabeth Fetrow on 3 Sep 1932 in , Cass, IN 1 2
  • Died: 13 Nov 1954, South Bend, St. Joseph, IN at age 43 4 5 6
  • Buried: 16 Nov 1954, La Crosse: Oak Grove Cemetery, LaPorte, IN 4 5 6

   FamilySearch ID: 9V5J-TR9.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1920 in Adams Twp., Cass, IN. 3 The 1920 census recorded renting on M. Swank Road: Clinton Beecher, farmer, 35, living with wife Grace, 30; Merrill, 8; Elaine, 7; Evertt, 5; Marion, 3; and Maxine, 1. Everyone was born in Indiana. Next door is Clinton's uncle who owns his home, William Beecher, 51, with his wife Emma, 51, and son Kenneth W., 16.

2. Census in 1930 in Bethlehem Twp., Cass, IN. 9 The 1930 census recorded Clinton E. Beecher, 45, living with wife Grace H., 40; Merrill, 18; Elaine, 17; Everett, 16; Marion, 13; Maxine, 11; Carr, 8; Harriett, 6; Harold Larkin, 2; and Alma Jean, 0. Everyone was born in Indiana.

3. Military on 28 Feb 1937 in Priest River, Bonner, ID, United States: 1st Lieutenant Merrill C. Beecher, Med-Res, 476nd Co. CCC Camp F-159, Priest River, Ida. 10

4. Military on 7 Mar 1937 in Jersey City, Hudson, NJ, United States: Roster of Officers (Reserve). 11 1st Lietuenants
Beecher, Merrill C., Med-Res. Leave 15 days from 7th to reld fr duty 476 2nd Co. & active duty 25th. Leave address: Medical Center, Jersey City, N.J.

5. Census in 1940 in Dewey Twp., LaPorte, IN. 12 The 1940 census recorded Merrill Beecker, farm laborer, 28, living with wife Maxine, 26; Merrill Francis, 7; and Sharon Kay, 2. Everyone was born in Indiana. In 1935 they were living in Cass County, Indiana.

6. Occupation: employer Verne Winkauf on 16 Oct 1940 in La Crosse, LaPorte, IN. 8

7. He was described as 5' 11" 160 lbs gray eyes blonde hair light complexion on 16 Oct 1940 in La Crosse, LaPorte, IN. 8

8. Residence: RR 1 LaCrosse IN on 16 Oct 1940 in La Crosse, LaPorte, IN. 8

9. Census in 1950 in Dewey Twp., LaPorte, IN. 13 The 1950 census recorded Merrill Beecher, farmer, 38, living with wife Maxine, 36; Frederick, 12; Sharon, 12; and son Laverne, 2. Everyone was born in Indiana.

10. Residence: on 27 Jul 1954 in La Crosse, LaPorte, IN. 14

11. Cause of Death: Merrill died at Memorial Hospital from ruptured intracranial aneurysm, 13 Nov 1954, South Bend, St. Joseph, IN. 5

12. Occupation: farmer on 13 Nov 1954 in La Crosse, LaPorte, IN. 5

13. Obituary: Pharos-Tribune: Merrill C. Beecher Dies in South Bend on 15 Nov 1954 in Logansport, Cass, IN. 6 Merrill C. Beecher, 43, a farmer, residing near LaCrosse, died at 11 p.m. Saturday at Memorial hospital, South Bend.
Born in Fulton on May 28, 1911, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Beecher.
He was married in Logansport in September, 1931, to Elizabeth Fetrow. The deceased was a member of the LaCrosse Methodist church.
Surviviors include the wife, parents, now of Peru; a daughter, Sharon, at home; two sons, LaVerne and Fred of LaCrosse; four sisters, Mrs. Elaine Shafer, Royal Center; Mrs. Maxine Johnson and Mrs. Harriett Morris, both of Logansport; and Mrs. Jean Grable, Twelve Mile; four brothers, Everett, Thoaston; Marion, Royal Center; Carr, Denver and Larkin, Dayton.
Final rites will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at LaCrosse Methodist church and interment will be made in the Oak Grove cemetery. Friends may call Monday evening at the Kosanke funeral home in Kouts.

14. Obituary: Vidette-Messenger: obituary of Merrill Beecher on 15 Nov 1954 in Valparaiso, Porter, IN. 15 Merrill C. Beecher,43, RFD 1, LaCrosse, died at 11 p. m. Saturday at Memorial hospital in South Bend, after a two weeks illness. He was born in Fulton, Ind., May 28, 1911. He has been a farmer in the LaCrosse area for the past 16 years coming there from Twelve Mile, Ind. He was a member of the LaCrosse Methodist church, North Judson lodge, 438 F and AM, Scottish Rite of South Bend and the Starke county Scottish Rite club. He was married to Elizabeth Fetrow of Logansport Sept. 3, 1931. He is survived by his wife, Eliza beth; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Beecher of Peru, Ind; one daughter, Sharon at home; and two sons, Fred of LaCrosse and Laverne at home. Also surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Elaine Shafer of Royal Center, Ind., Mrs. Maxlne Johnson, and Mrs. Harriet Morris both of Logansport, Mrs. Jean Grable, Twelve Mile, and four brothers, Everett of Thomaston, Ind., Marion, Royal Center, Carr of Denver, Ind., and Larkin of Macey, Ind. There is also one grandchild surviving. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1:30 at the LaCrosse Methodist church, with the Rev. Kendall Sands officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove cemetery, La Crosse. Friends may call after 7 o'clock this evening at the Kosanke Brothers Funeral home at Kouts.

Merrill married Maxine Elizabeth Fetrow, daughter of Merl Lavon Fetrow and Edna Alethea Roberts, on 3 Sep 1932 in , Cass, IN.1 2 (Maxine Elizabeth Fetrow was born on 9 Oct 1913 in Denver, Miami, IN,16 17 18 died on 31 Aug 1996 in Valparaiso, Porter, IN 16 17 18 and was buried on 2 Sep 1996 in La Crosse: Oak Grove Cemetery, LaPorte, IN 16 17.)


1, Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992, Merrill C Beecher and Maxine Fetran, Sep 1932.

2, Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992, Merrill C. Bucher and Maxine Fetrow, 03 Sep 1932; citing reference bk 55 cn 139; FHL microfilm 1,987,747.

3 1920 United States Census, Clinton Beeches, Adams, Cass, Indiana, United States; citing sheet , family 190, NARA microfilm publication T625, FHL microfilm 1820425.

4 Find A Grave,

5, "Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2017," Certificate 35377. Merrill Condon Beecher. Father Clinton Beecher. Mother Grace Condon. Informant Elizabeth Beecher.

6 Pharos-Tribune (Logansport, IN) (, 15 Nov 1954, page 7. Obituary of Merrill C. Beecher.

7 "The Times (Munster, IN)," 19 Jul 2005, page 112. Obituary of Merrill F. Beecher.

8, U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947 ( Operations, Inc.), Merrill Condon Beecher b. 28 May 1911 Fulton IN.

9 1930 United States Census, Merrill Beecher in household of Clinton E Beecher, Bethlehem, Cass, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0002, sheet , family 124, NARA microfilm publication .

10, "United States, Enlisted and Officer Muster Rolls and Rosters, 1916-1939," Merrill C Beecher.

11, "United States, Enlisted and Officer Muster Rolls and Rosters, 1916-1939," Merrill C Beecher 30 Apr 1937.

12 1940 United States Census, Year: 1940; Census Place: Dewey, LaPorte, Indiana; Roll: T627_1070; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 46-46.

13 "1950 United States Census," Merrill Beecher Dewey Twp LaPorte IN.

14 Pharos-Tribune (Logansport, IN) (, 27 Jul 1954, page 6. Photo of Mr and Mrs Clinton Beecher.

15 "Vidette-Messenger of Porter County (Valparaiso, IN)," 15 Nov 1954, page 6. Obituary of Merrill Beecher.

16 Find A Grave,

17, "Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2017," Certificate 029994. Maxine E. Beecher. Father Merl Fetrow. Mother Edna Roberts. Informant Sharon Doll.

18 U.S. Social Security Death Index, Elizabeth Maxine Beecher b. 9 Oct 1913 Denver IN d. 31 Aug 1996.

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