Kendall Handy Truitt
(1849-1932)
Mary Ellen Givans
(1857-1938)
Asariah Brittingham
(1841-)
Mary Melissa Elizabeth Parker
(1855-1937)
George Henry Truitt
(1883-1951)
Sarah Rebecca Brittingham
(1890-1969)
Mildred Virginia Truitt
(1910-1993)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Howard Francis Beecher Sr.

2. Donald Williams

Mildred Virginia Truitt 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

  • Born: 14 Aug 1910, , , DE 1 7 8 9
  • Marriage (1): Howard Francis Beecher Sr. on 10 Oct 1932 in Wilmington, New Castle, DE 1
  • Marriage (2): Donald Williams between 1940 and 1944
  • Died: 27 Jul 1993, Wilmington, New Castle, DE at age 82 4 7 9
  • Buried: 30 Jul 1993, Delmar: Saint Stephens Cemetery, Sussex, DE, USA 4 7

   FamilySearch ID: L5CG-V5V.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1920 in Laurel, Sussex, DE. 10 The 1920 census recorded living on a rural route on Laurel Road near the city of Laurel: William C. Truitt, 46, with his mother, Sarah E. Truitt, 68; daughter Jenette Truitt, 2; and two orphans: Mary Truitt, 14; and Mildred Truitt, 7. Everyone was born in Maryland except Jenette in Delaware.

2. Residence: on 10 Oct 1932 in Delmar, Sussex, DE, USA. 1

3. Census in 1940 in Wilmington, New Castle, DE. 8 10 The 1940 census recorded renting at 129 W. 5th Street: Mildred T. Beecher, stenographer, 29, living with her daughter Ruth E., 10, and son Howard F., 4. Also in the home is a lodger, Donald Williams, occupation operator pigments for paint, 44. Mildred was born in Maryland, Ruth in Pennsylvania, Howard in Delaware, and Donald in Scotland.

4. Residence: 1946 Wilmington Directory: Williams Donald (Mildred V) chem opr duPont h 811 Jefferson in 1946 in Wilmington, New Castle, DE. 11

5. Census in 1950 in Wilmington, New Castle, DE. 12 The 1950 census recorded at 811 Jefferson Street: Donald Williams, chemical operator in chemical industry, 50, living with wife Mildred, 39; stepson Howard Beecher, 14; and daughter Melissa Williams, 3. Also in the home is a lodger, Adah Coleman, 77, who was never married. Donald was born in Pennsylvania, Mildred and Adah in Maryland, and the others in Delaware.

6. Residence: 811 Jefferson, Wilmington, DE on 26 Aug 1951 in Wilmington, New Castle, DE. 13

7. Residence: 834 Van Buren Street, Wilmington, DE on 16 Dec 1958 in Wilmington, New Castle, DE. 14

8. Obituary: The News Journal: obituary of Mildred V. Williams on 29 Jul 1993 in Wilmington, New Castle, DE. 4 Mildred V.Williams, of 118 W. 36th St., Wilmington, died Tuesday of a heart attack in Wilmington Hospital, where she was a patient. Her age was not disclosed.
Mrs. Williams, an executive secretary at DuPont Co., retired in 1975 after 28 years. Later, she worked at Delaware Humanities Forum, Wilmington, for seven years.
She was a member of Audubon Society and World Wildlife Federation. She volunteered as a clerical worked at Wilmington Hospital.
She enjoyed reading, gardening and birds, and raised finches.
She is survived by a son, Howard F. Beecher Jr. of New Castle; two daughters, Ruth E. Farmer of Newark and Millie McCann of Claymont; two sisters, Katherine E. Wright and Iris Eskridge, both of Odessa; 10 grandchidlren, eight great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
A service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Union United Methodist Church, 345 Schoolbell Road, Bear. Burial will be at 3:30 p.m. in St. Stephen's Cemetery, Delmar.
The family suggests contributions to Union United Methodist Church, Bear, or Bayard House, Wilmington.


Mildred married Howard Francis Beecher Sr., son of Walter Cyrus Beecher Sr. and Sara C. O'Donnell, on 10 Oct 1932 in Wilmington, New Castle, DE.1 The marriage ended in divorce. (Howard Francis Beecher Sr. was born on 16 Aug 1898 in Wilmington, New Castle, DE,15 16 17 18 19 died on 9 Feb 1986 in Elsmere, New Castle, DE, USA 17 18 19 20 and was buried in New Castle: Gracelawn Memorial Park, New Castle, DE 18 19.)


Mildred next married Donald Williams between 1940 and 1944. The marriage ended in divorce. (Donald Williams was born on 29 Jan 1896 in , Westmoreland Co. PA,21 died on 26 Aug 1951 in Wilmington, New Castle, DE 6 13 and was buried on 27 Aug 1951 in Delmar: Saint Stephens Cemetery, Sussex, DE, USA 6 13.)


Sources


1 FamilySearch.org, Delaware Marriage Records, 1913-1954, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F39Y-VW9 Howard Beecher and Mildred Truitt, 1932.

2 Ancestry.com, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.), SSN 222160896, Ruth Elizabeth Farmer, father Howard F. Beecher, mother Mildred Truitt.

3 FamilySearch.org, Delaware Marriage Records, 1913-1954, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F39R-GYK Robert Clyde Farmer and Ruth Elizabeth Beecher, 1946.

4 The News Journal (Wilmington, Delaware), 29 Jul 1993, page 6. Obituary of Mildred V. Williams.

5 FamilySearch.org, Delaware Death Records, 1855-1961, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FNYS-5Q6 Donald Williams, 26 Aug 1951; citing Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States, Hall of Records, Dover; FHL microfilm 1,944,099.

6 The News Journal (Wilmington, Delaware), 30 Aug 1951, page 26. Funeral for Donald Williams.

7 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/133375306.

8 1940 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VRZL-TGN Mildred T Beecher, Ward 3, Wilmington, Representative District 4, New Castle, Delaware, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 4-10, sheet 6B, family 129.

9 U.S. Social Security Death Index, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J2H2-R47 Mildred T Williams, 27 Jul 1993.

10 1920 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MDW5-TDN Mildred Truitt in household of William C Truitt, Representative District 6, Sussex, Delaware, United States; citing sheet , family 139, NARA microfilm publication T625.

11 Ancestry.com, U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995, 1946 Wilmington DE Directory, Donald Williams.

12 "1950 United States Census," https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:6XLW-H3MC Donald William Wilmington DE.

13 FamilySearch.org, Delaware Death Records, 1855-1961, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FNYS-5Q6 Donald Williams, 26 Aug 1951; Death Certificate 2251. Donald Williams. Divorced. Spouse MIldred V. Williams. Father Donald Williams Sr. Mother unknown. Informant Mildred V. Williams.

14 The Morning News (Wilmington, DE), 16 Dec 1958, page 30. Marriage of Beecher - Fardelli.

15 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.

16 Ancestry.com, Delaware State Birth Records, 1861-1922, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLVS-XR4 Walter C Beecher in entry for Howard Francis Beecher, 16 Aug 1898.

17 U.S. Social Security Death Index, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JY98-DN1 Howard Beecher, February 1986; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

18 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=134119898.

19 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/134119898.

20 The Morning News (Wilmington, DE), 13 Feb 1986, page 36. Obituary of Howard F. Beecher.

21 FamilySearch.org, United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X564-KXQ Donald Williams.



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