Cyrus F. Beecher
(1826-1915)
Emeline Boyd
(1830-1878)
Walter Cyrus Beecher Sr.
(1864-1941)
Sara C. O'Donnell
(1865-1904)
Walter Cyrus Beecher Jr.
(1895-1964)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Gladys E. Walls

2. Lillian Virginia Rickards
3. Zelma Ann Lester

Walter Cyrus Beecher Jr. 3 4 5 6 7 8

  • Born: 27 Jul 1895, Wilmington, New Castle, DE 4 5 7 9
  • Marriage (1): Gladys E. Walls on 25 Nov 1915 in Wilmington, New Castle, DE 1
  • Marriage (2): Lillian Virginia Rickards on 3 Mar 1934 in Wilmington, New Castle, DE 2
  • Marriage (3): Zelma Ann Lester
  • Died: 20 Sep 1964, Atlanta, DeKalb, GA, USA at age 69 3 6 7 9
  • Buried: 23 Sep 1964, New Castle: Gracelawn Memorial Park, New Castle, DE 3 7

   FamilySearch ID: L6W7-1GM.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Residence: 809 Church Street on 27 Jul 1895 in Wilmington, New Castle, DE. 5

2. Census in 1900 in Wilmington, New Castle, DE. 4 The 1900 census recorded at 1231 E. Heald Street: Walter Beacher, works rolling mill, 37, born Jan 1863, living with wife Sarah, 35, Apr 1865; Julia A., 19, Oct 1881; Mary E., 16, Feb 1884; Walter C., 5, Jul 1895; and Howard F., 2, Aug 1898. The parents and Julia were born in Pennsylvania, and the others in Delaware. Walter Sr.'s parents were born in Germany. Sarah's parents were born in Ireland. Walter and Julia were married 20 years, and she had birthed 6 children, 4 still alive in 1900.

3. Census in 1910 in Wilmington, New Castle, DE. 10 The 1910 census recorded Alfred Elliott, 28, born in Maryland, living with wife Ella, 25; William, 8; Lillian, 3; Bessie, 2; and Alfred Jr., 0. Also with them is father-in-law Walter Beecher, 42, born in Pennsylvania; brothers-in-laws Walter Beecher Jr., 16, and Howard Beecher, 11; and grandfather Cyras Beecher, widowed, 74, born in Pennsylvania. Everyone else was born in Delaware.

4. Census in 1920 in Wilmington, New Castle, DE. 11 The 1920 census recorded William Roberts, 56, living with wife Julia H., 38; Elwood J. 18; Pearl T., 15; Bernard, 10; Ida M., 5; William F., 2; and Walter C., 0. Also in the home is Julia's brother, Walter C. Beecher, 24; and his wife Gladys E., 24. William and Julia were born in Pennsylvania, Gladys in Maryland, and everyone else in Delaware.

5. Census in 1940 in Wilmington, New Castle, DE. 12 The 1940 census recorded Walter C. Becher, 43, living with wife Lillian N., 25; daughter Jean F. Beecher, 9; and father Walter C. Beecher, widowed, 75.

6. Residence: on 5 Dec 1941 in Wilmington, New Castle, DE. 8

7. Residence: 700 W 6th, Wilmington, DE on 27 Apr 1942 in Wilmington, New Castle, DE. 13

8. Census in 1950 in Berwick, St. Mary, LA, USA. 14 The 1950 census recorded living in Berwick in a house trailer at the corner of Lima Street and 5th Street: Walter Beecher, managing lunch room in drive-in cafe, 53, with wife Zelma Ann, waitress in drive-in cafe, 40. He was born in Delaware and she in Georgia.

9. Residence: 337 Clifford Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30317 on 20 Sep 1964 in Atlanta, DeKalb, GA, USA. 3

10. Obituary: Atlanta Constitution: obituary of Walter C. Beecher on 22 Sep 1964 in Atlanta, Fulton, GA. Walter C. Beecher, 69, died Monday at his home, 337 Clifford Ave. NE. He was a native of Wilmington, Del., and was retired. Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in Trinity Chapel. The Rev. Clayton J. Veatch will officiate and burial will be in Wilmington. Survivors include his wife, the former Zelma Lester; a sister, Mrs. Mary Ellen Elliott, and a brother, Howard F. Beecher, both of Wilmington.

11. Obituary: The Morning News: obituary of Walter Beecher Jr. On 22 Sep 1964 in Wilmington, New Castle, DE. 3 BEECHER -- In Atlanta, Ga., on September 20, 1964, Walter C. Jr., husband of Zelma Lester Beecher formerly of 1717 Pennsylvania Avenue, Wilmington. Aged 49 years. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral at the Grace-Lawn Memorial Park Chapel, on Wednesday afternoon, September 23, at 2 o'clock. Interment Gracelawn Memorial Park. Arrangements by the SMITH'S FUNERAL HOME.


Walter married Gladys E. Walls, daughter of John W. Walls and Joanna Robinson, on 25 Nov 1915 in Wilmington, New Castle, DE.1 (Gladys E. Walls was born in Aug 1894 in , Kent, MD, USA 1 15.)


Walter next married Lillian Virginia Rickards on 3 Mar 1934 in Wilmington, New Castle, DE.2 (Lillian Virginia Rickards was born on 13 Jun 1914 in Lewes, Sussex, DE,16 died in 1987 17 and was buried in New Castle: Gracelawn Memorial Park, New Castle, DE 17.)


Walter next married Zelma Ann Lester. (Zelma Ann Lester was born in 1909 in , , GA.)


Sources


1 FamilySearch.org, Delaware Marriage Records, 1913-1954, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F39X-6BN Walter Beecher and Gladis Walls, 1915.

2 Ancestry.com, Delaware Marriage Records, 1806-1933, Marriage of Walter Beecher and Lillian V. Richards.

3 The Morning News (Wilmington, DE), 22 Sep 1964, page 17. Obituary of Walter Beecher Jr.

4 1900 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M31G-P3Z Sarah Beacher in household of Walter Beacher, Wilmington Hundred, Precincts 47-48 Wilmington city Ward 9, New Castle, Delaware, United States; citing sheet , family 218.

5 Ancestry.com, Delaware State Birth Records, 1861-1922, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLJ7-R4N Walter C. Beecher in entry for Walter Cyrus Beecher, 27 Jul 1895.

6 FamilySearch.org, Georgia, Death Index, 1933-1998, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V4SK-C2L Walter C Beecher, 1964, certificate 026190.

7 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=134496592.

8 The News Journal (Wilmington, Delaware), 5 Dec 1941, page 45. Obituary of Walter Beecher.

9 U.S. Social Security Death Index, Number: 221-09-0446; Issue State: Delaware.

10 1910 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MVV2-C5D Beecher in household of Alfred Elliott, Wilmington Ward 8, New Castle, Delaware, United States; citing sheet , family 220, NARA microfilm publication T624, FHL microfilm 137416.

11 1920 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MDWB-DH9 William Roberts, Wilmington Ward 8, New Castle, Delaware, United States; citing sheet , family 71, NARA microfilm publication T625, FHL microfilm 1820202.

12 1940 United States Census, Year: 1940; Census Place: Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware; Roll: T627_549; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 4-11.

13 FamilySearch.org, United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X5C1-MZG Walter Cyrus Beecher, 1942.

14 "1950 United States Census," https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:6X2J-RPJY Walter Beecher Berwick LA.

15 1900 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M32C-DRD Gladdis E Walls in household of John W Walls, Election District 4, Chestertown (west part) Chestertown town, Kent, Maryland, United States; citing sheet , family 121.

16 Ancestry.com, Delaware State Birth Records, 1861-1922, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLVX-SXP Lillian Virginia Rickards, 13 Jun 1914.

17 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/133583986.



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