Walter Cyrus Beecher Sr.
Sara C. O'Donnell
George Henry Truitt
Sarah Rebecca Brittingham
Howard Francis Beecher Sr.
Mildred Virginia Truitt
Ruth Elizabeth Beecher


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1. Robert Clyde Farmer

Ruth Elizabeth Beecher 1 3 4 5

  • Born: 28 Apr 1929, Wilmington, New Castle, DE 1 3 4 6
  • Marriage (1): Robert Clyde Farmer on 2 Jun 1946 in Wilmington, New Castle, DE 1 2
  • Died: 10 Jan 1999, Newark, New Castle, DE at age 69 4 5 6
  • Buried: 16 Jan 1999, New Castle: Gracelawn Memorial Park, New Castle, DE 4 5

   FamilySearch ID: LF2L-PQ6.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1940 in Wilmington, New Castle, DE. 7 8 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.

2. Census in 1950 in Wilmington, New Castle, DE. 9 The 1950 census recorded Robert Clyde Farmer, machinist in hosiery mill, 23, living with wife Ruth Elizabeth, 20, and daughter Virginia Carol, 2. Robert was born in Tennessee and the others in Delaware.

3. Newspaper: News-Journal: 50th Anniverary Ruth and Robert Farmer (photo), 2 Jun 1996, Wilmington, New Castle, DE. 2 Ruth and Robert Farmer (photo)
Ruth Elizabeth (Beecher) and Robert Clyde Farmer of Newark celebrate their 50th anniversary June 2. They were married in Wilmington. He is retired from the DuPont Co. and is a member of the Maryland Hall of Fame for softball. She is a homemaker. Their children are Carol Deck, Margie Farmer and Cliff Farmer, all of Newark, and Ellen Maykut of Middletown. They have eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

4. Obituary: The News Journal: obituary of Ruth E. Farmer on 15 Jan 1999 in Wilmington, New Castle, DE. 5 RUTH E. FARMER, 69, of Newark and Harbeson, died Sunday at her Newark residence. Mrs. Farmer was a life member of Union United Methodist Church in Bear, where she served on the Administrative Board, was former head of the Evangelical Committee, and was former president of the Eunice Circle. Survivors: husband of 52 years, Robert C. Farmer; son, R. Clifford of Newark; daughters, Carol Deck and Margie D. Farmer, both of Newark, and Ellen J. Maykut of Middletown; brother, Howard F. Beecher Jr. of Laurel; sister, Millie McCann of Claymont; eight grandchildren and three greatgrandchildren. Service: 10 a.m. Saturday, Union United Methodist Church, 345 Schoolbell Road. Visitation: 9 a.m. Burial: Gracelawn Memorial Park, North Du Pont Highway, Minquadale. Contributions: Union United Methodist Church, Bear 19701.

Ruth married Robert Clyde Farmer, son of James Russell Farmer and Lela Beatrice Burnett, on 2 Jun 1946 in Wilmington, New Castle, DE.1 2 (Robert Clyde Farmer was born on 12 Jul 1926 in Nashville, Davidson, TN 1 10 and was buried in New Castle: Gracelawn Memorial Park, New Castle, DE 10.)


1, Delaware Marriage Records, 1913-1954, Robert Clyde Farmer and Ruth Elizabeth Beecher, 1946.

2 The News Journal (Wilmington, Delaware), 2 Jun 1966, page 42.

3, 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.

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5 The News Journal (Wilmington, Delaware), 15 Jan 1999, page 16. Obituary of Ruth E. Beecher Farmer.

6 U.S. Social Security Death Index, Ruth E Farmer, 10 Jan 1999.

7 1940 United States Census, Mildred T Beecher, Ward 3, Wilmington, Representative District 4, New Castle, Delaware, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 4-10, sheet 6B, family 129.

8 1920 United States Census, Mildred Truitt in household of William C Truitt, Representative District 6, Sussex, Delaware, United States; citing sheet , family 139, NARA microfilm publication T625.

9 "1950 United States Census," Robert Clyde Farmer Wilmington DE.

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