Alfred Edward Meidlinger
Ada Marie Bowser
Bette Ann Meidlinger


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1. Robert Lee Beecher Sr.

Bette Ann Meidlinger 1 2 3 4 5

  • Born: 29 Jun 1935, Granite Falls, Yellow Medicine, MN 1 4 6
  • Marriage (1): Robert Lee Beecher Sr. on 5 Sep 1953 in Long Beach: First Lutheran Church, Los Angeles, CA 1 2
  • Died: 22 Dec 2013 at age 78 1 6

   FamilySearch ID: L6RP-JQN.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1940 in Granite Falls, Yellow Medicine, MN. 7 The 1940 census recorded living at 13R Union Street: Alfred Meidlinger, cement finisher WPA sidewalk project, 36, living with wife Ada, 28; Edward J., 7; Richard, 6; Bette Ann, 4; and Jane, 2. Alfred was born in Nebraska, Ada in Ohio, and their children in Minnesota. In 1935 they lived in the same place as 1940.

2. Newspaper: Long Beach Press-Telegram, 23 Sep 1953, Long Beach, Los Angeles, CA. 3 MARRIED earlier this month in First Lutheran Church were the former Bette Ann Meidlinger, daughter of Mrs. Ada Fields of 1330 Linden Ave., and Pvt. Robert L. Beecher, son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Beecher of Wilmington. The bride is a graduate of Polytechnic High School. Her husband is now stationed at San Luis Obispo.

Bette married Robert Lee Beecher Sr., son of Samuel Peter Beecher and Dorothy Belle Ekman, on 5 Sep 1953 in Long Beach: First Lutheran Church, Los Angeles, CA.1 2 (Robert Lee Beecher Sr. was born on 22 Jun 1933 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 1 8.)


1 Records of Nancy Beecher Kemp (Granddaughter of Samuel Peter Beecher.), Email, Apr 2014.

2, California, County Marriages, 1850-1952, marriage of Robert Lee Beecher and Bette Ann Meidlinger, 05 Sep 1953; citing p. 337, Los Angeles, California, United States; FHL microfilm 1343363.

3 Long Beach Press-Telegram (Long Beach, CA), 23 Sep 1953, page 33. Marriage of Bette Ann Meidlinger and Pvt. Robert L. Beecher.

4, Minnesota, Birth Index, 1935-2002, Alfred E. Meidlenger - Ada M. Bowser in entry for Bette Ann Meidlenger, 29 Jun 1935.

5 Long Beach Independent (Long Beach, CA), 28 Sep 1953, marriage of Robert L. Beecher and Bette Ann Meidlinger.

6 U.S. Social Security Death Index, Bette A. Beecher, null, 22 Dec 2013; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

7 Find A Grave,

8 1940 United States Census, Samuel P Beecher, 1940.

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