Merl L. Fetrow
Edna A. Roberts
Maxine Elizabeth Fetrow


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1. Merrill Condon Beecher

Maxine Elizabeth Fetrow 2 3 4 5 6 7

  • Born: 9 Oct 1913, Denver, Miami, IN 3 6 8
  • Marriage (1): Merrill Condon Beecher on 3 Sep 1932 in , Cass, IN 1 2
  • Died: 31 Aug 1996, Valparaiso, Porter, IN at age 82 3 6 8
  • Buried: 2 Sep 1996, La Crosse: Oak Grove Cemetery, LaPorte, IN 3 8

   Another name for Maxine was Maxine E. Fetran.1 8

   FamilySearch ID: LD76-Z98.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1940 in Dewey Twp., LaPorte, IN. 9 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.

2. Census in 1950 in Dewey Twp., LaPorte, IN. 10 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.

3. Newspaper: Pharos-Tribune: Beecher Family Meets for Reunion, 12 Aug 1981, Logansport, Cass, IN. 11 The Clinton E. and Grace H. Condon Beecher family reunion was held at Riverside Park recently.
Those attending from Logansport were: Mr. and Mrs. Jack Morris, Fred Klepinger and family and Maxine Johnson and Randy.
Others attending were: Carr Beecher, president; Dorthann Beecher, secretary, of Denver, and granddaughters of Butte, Mont.; Rich Robbins and family, Denver; Maxine Beecher, Indianapolis; Laverne Beecher and family, Elwood; Fred Beecher and family and Terry Beecher and family, LaCrosse.
Also, Bruce Beecher and family, Eugene Beecher and family and Everett Beecher and family, Wanatah; John Doll and family, Mary Doll and Jackie Culver and John Jr., Union Mills; Randy Pickering and family, Valparaiso; Jim Morris and family, Bryan, Ohio; Frank Brown and family, Mr. and Mrs. Larkin Beecher and Sherry and Shirley, Rochester; and Mr. and Mrs. Merrill Grable, Twelve Mile.

4. Newspaper: Pharos-Tribune: Beecher Family Reunion Held At Riverside Park, 14 Jul 1983, Logansport, Cass, IN. 12 Members of the Clinton E. Beecher family met for a reunion at Riverside Park.
Those attending the event Sunday included Mr. and Mrs. Jack Morris, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Klepinger and Jim and Eric, and Maxine Johnson and Randy, all of Logansport; Mr. and Mrs. Carr Beecher, Paula Wiltshire, Jane Robins and Kim Robins, all of Denver; and Shirley Beecher and Sherry Beecher, West Lafayette.
Others attending were Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Shafer, Royal Center; Mr. and Mrs. Merrill Grable, Twelve Mile; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Beecher and Pat, Rochester; Mr. and Mrs. Laverne Beecher and Deanna, Elwood; Maxine Beecher, Indianapolis; and Mr. and Mrs. Everett Beecher and Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Beecher and Tonya, Wanatah.

5. Residence: on 14 Jul 1983 in Indianapolis, Marion, IN. 12

6. Cause of Death: Maxine died at Willows Rehab Center from congestive heart failure due to multiple cerebrovascular accidents, 31 Aug 1996, Valparaiso, Porter, IN. 3

7. Occupation: beautician in beauty salon on 31 Aug 1996 in Valparaiso, Porter, IN. 3

8. Residence: 1000 Elizabeth St., Valparaiso, IN on 31 Aug 1996 in Valparaiso, Porter, IN. 3

Maxine married Merrill Condon Beecher, son of Clinton Everett Beecher and Grace Hazel Condon, on 3 Sep 1932 in , Cass, IN.1 2 (Merrill Condon Beecher was born on 28 May 1911 in Fulton, Fulton, IN,4 7 13 14 15 died on 13 Nov 1954 in South Bend, St. Joseph, IN 4 14 15 and was buried on 16 Nov 1954 in La Crosse: Oak Grove Cemetery, LaPorte, IN 4 14 15.)


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

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

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

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

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

8 Find A Grave,

9 1940 United States Census, Year: 1940; Census Place: Dewey, LaPorte, Indiana; Roll: T627_1070; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 46-46.

10 "1950 United States Census," Merrill Beecher Dewey Twp LaPorte IN.

11 Pharos-Tribune (Logansport, IN) (, 12 Aug 1981, page 5.

12 Pharos-Tribune (Logansport, IN) (, 14 Jul 1983, page 6.

13 1920 United States Census, Clinton Beeches, Adams, Cass, Indiana, United States; citing sheet , family 190, NARA microfilm publication T625, FHL microfilm 1820425.

14 Find A Grave,

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

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