George William Patrick Duffey
(1877-1947)
Bridget A. Bea McNicholas
(1876-1960)
Marie Catherine Duffey
(1917-2018)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Paul Stewart Beicher

Marie Catherine Duffey 2 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

  • Born: 29 Mar 1917, Racine, Racine, WI 4 10
  • Christened: 8 Apr 1917, Racine, Racine, WI
  • Marriage (1): Paul Stewart Beicher on 26 Mar 1940 in Racine, Racine, WI 1 2 3
  • Died: 27 Jul 2018, Melbourne, Brevard, FL at age 101 10
  • Buried: 24 Aug 2018, Bonita: Glen Abbey Memorial Park, San Diego, CA, USA 10

   FamilySearch ID: LVCR-X7K.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1920 in Racine, Racine, WI. 11 The 1920 census recorded at 1128 N. Wisconsin Street: George Duffey, works in truck factory, 42, living with wife Bridget, 44; and daughter Mary, 2 years 7 months. Next door is Bridget's brother, Martin Duffey, works in boiler factory, 54, living with his wife Catherrine, 49; step son Patrick DeVine, 21; son James Duffy, 16; daughters Mary, 15; Catherine, 12; and Winifred, 10; and son John, 7. George was born in Wisconsin and his parents in Ireland. Bridget, Martin, Catherine and their parents were born in Ireland. All children were born in Wisconsin.

2. Census in 1940 in Racine, Racine, WI. 4 The 1940 census recorded renting at 2040 Superior Street: Stewart Beicher, attendant at filling station, 25, with wife Marie, library attendant, 23. They lived in the same place in 1935. They were both born in Wisconsin. Stewart had 4 years of high school education, and Marie 4 years of college.

3. Newspaper: Journal Times: Marriage Licenses: Paul Stewart Beicher, 2016 Slauson avenue, and Mary C. Duffy, 1128 North Main street, 16 Mar 1940, Racine, Racine, WI. 1

4. Newspaper: Journal Times: wedding of Mary Catherine Duffey and Paul Stewart Beicher, 26 Mar 1940, Racine, Racine, WI. 2 Miss Mary Catherine Duffey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Duffey, 1128 North Wisconsin street, repeated the vows yesterday which made her the bride of Paul Stewart Beicher, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Beicher, 2016 Slauson avenue.

Miss Blanche Marie Hagen was the maid of honor, and the bride's sister, Miss Margaret Duffey, was the bridesmaid. Robert Beicher, brother of the bridegroom, was best man, and ushers were Jack Duffey and Kenneth Maxted.

Gowned In White.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride was costumed in a gown of white mousseline de soie, with lace inserts, and a fingertip length veil. Her bouquet combined white roses and narcissus.

Miss Haven's gown was of blue taffeta and net ruffles, her shoulder length veil was of blue tulle, and her bouquet combined yellow roses and blue forget-me-nots.

Pink lace and net were used in the gown worn by the bridesmaid, whose shoulder length veil was of pink tulle. Her bouquet included pink roses and white sweet peas.

Rev. Joseph Reichling celebrated the nuptial mass at 8 o'clock yesterday at St. Patrick's church, where calla lilies reflected the Easter season. Miss Ella Sieber was at the organ.

Breakfast Is Served.

A wedding breakfast for the bridal party and the immediate families was served at the home of the bridegroom following the church rites, after which Mr. and Mrs. Beicher left on a short honeymoon trip. They will be at home after April 1 at 2024 ½ Superior street. The bride, since graduating from St. Francis college, has been employed at the public library.

5. Residence: 1128 North Wisconsin St, Racine, WI on 26 Mar 1940 in Racine, Racine, WI. 2

6. Residence: 2024 1/2 Suprior Street, Racine, WI on 26 Mar 1940 in Racine, Racine, WI. 3

7. Newspaper: Journal Times: Beicher - Duffey Wedding, 27 Mar 1940, Racine, Racine, WI. 3 Classmate Is Attendant For Bride
A classmate of the bride at St. Francis college at Joliet, Ill., came to Racine from Hammond, Ind., to be the maid of honor for Miss Mary Catherine Duffey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Duffey, 1128 North Wisconsin street, when she repeated the vows yesterday which made her the bride of Paul Stewart Beicher, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Beicher, 2016 Slauson avenue. Miss Blanche Marie Hagen was the maid of honor, and the bride's sister, Miss Margaret Duffey, was the bridesmaid. Robert Beicher, brother of the bridegroom, was best man, and ushers were Jack Duffey and Kenneth Maxted. Gowned In White.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride was costumed in a gown of white mousseline de soie, with lace inserts, and a fingertip length veil. Her bouquet combined white roses and narcissus. Miss Haven's gown was of blue taffeta and net ruffles, her shoulder length veil was of blue tulle, and her bouquet combined yellow roses and blue forget-me-nots. Pink lace and net were used in the gown worn by the bridesmaid, whose shoulder length veil was of pink tulle. Her bouquet included pink roses and white sweet peas. Rev. Joseph Reichling celebrated the nuptial mass at 8 o'clock yesterday at St. Patrick's church, where calla lilies reflected the Easter season. Miss Ella Sieber was at the organ.
Breakfast Is Served.
A wedding breakfast for the bridal party and the immediate families was served at the home of the bridegroom following the church rites, after which Mr. and Mrs. Beicher left on a short motor trip. They will be at home after April 1 at 2024 1/2 Superior street. The bride, since graduation from St. Francis college, has been employed at the public library.

8. Census in 1950 in Racine, Racine, WI. 12 The 1950 census recorded at 1025 Park Avenue: Paul Stewart Beicher, bus driver for city bus line, 35, living with wife Marie C., 33; Barbara J., 9; twins James S. and Jerome A., 7; and daughters Mary Ray, 5, and Linda M., 1. Everyone was born in Wisconsin.

9. Residence: on 7 Oct 1967 in Racine, Racine, WI. 9

10. Residence: 241 H St Apt 18, Chula Vista, CA, 91910 in 1993 in Chula Vista, San Diego, CA, USA. 13

11. Residence: on 13 Dec 2009 in Chula Vista, San Diego, CA, USA. 7

12. Residence: Living with daughter Barbara at 4399 Wood Haven Dr, Melbourne, FL in 2010 in Melbourne, Brevard, FL.

13. Obituary: Ammen Funeral Care: obituary of Marie Beicher on 27 Jul 2018 in Melbourne, Brevard, FL. 10 Formerly of Chula Vista, CA, Marie passed away at the age of 101 on July 27, 2018 in Melbourne, FL. She was born on March 29, 1917 in Racine, WI and moved to San Diego in 1968, then settling in Chula Vista in 1970.

Marie was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church where she was an organist. As an educator at St. Rose of Lima School, she guided hundreds of students during her almost 30 year tenure. After retiring, she continued to volunteer in the church and assist the school faculty, especially Sr. Mary Daniel and Sr. Joan.

Marie was preceded in death by her husband, Stewart in 1975 and son, James in 2013. Marie is survived by her son, Jerome (Dory) of Fallon, NV; daughters, Barbara (Dan) Brinkmann of Melbourne, FL, Mary Kay (Jim) Howland of Dewey, AZ and Linda (Bill) Meeker of Pittsville, VA; 11 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great grandchildren.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, August 24, 2018 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church located at 293 H Street, Chula Vista, CA. Interment will be at Glen Abbey Memorial Park in Bonita, CA.

In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in Marie's memory to St. Rose of Lima School, 293 H Street, Chula Vista, CA 91910.


Marie married Paul Stewart Beicher, son of Paul Thomas Beicher and Edna Laura Myers, on 26 Mar 1940 in Racine, Racine, WI.1 2 3 (Paul Stewart Beicher was born on 21 Oct 1914 in Racine, Racine, WI,6 14 15 16 died on 28 Dec 1975 in Chula Vista, San Diego, CA, USA 6 10 14 15 16 and was buried in Bonita: Glen Abbey Memorial Park, San Diego, CA, USA 6 15.)


Sources


1 The Journal Times (Racine, WI), 16 Mar 1940, page 7. Marriage license for Paul Stewart Beicherand Mary C. Duffy.

2 The Journal Times (Racine, WI), 27 Mar 1940, page 15. Wedding of Mary Catherine Duffey and Paul Stewart Beicher.

3 The Journal Times (Racine, WI), 27 Mar 1940, page 15. Beicher-Duffey Wedding.

4 1940 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K7J8-PPN Stewart Beicher, Ward 7, Racine, Racine City, Racine, Wisconsin, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 51-38, sheet 61A, family 146.

5 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (Milwaukee, WI), http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/jsonline/obituary.aspx?n=john-p-duffey&pid=115318784 10 Aug 2008 Obituary of John P. Duffey.

6 Chula Vista Star-News (Chula Vista, CA), 1 Jan 1976, page D-2. Obituary of Paul Beicher.

7 Florida Today (Cocoa, Florida), http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/floridatoday/obituary.aspx?n=sarah-brinkmann&pid=137224071 13 Dec 2009, obituary of Sarah Brinkmann, grandparents Daniel and Barbara Brinkmann, great-grandmother Marie Beicher.

8 Milwaukee Journal (Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Archive available on news.google.com), 10 Aug 2008, Section B. Obituary of John P. Duffey.

9 The Journal Times (Racine, WI), 9 Oct 1967, page 22. Obituary of Paul T. Beicher.

10 Ammen Family Cremation & Funeral Care (Melbourne, Brevard, Florida), https://afcfcare.com/obituaries/marie-beicher/ Obituary of Marie Beicher.

11 1920 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFLM-5Y8 George Duffey, Racine Ward 4, Racine, Wisconsin, United States; citing ED 53, sheet 19A, line 19, family 423.

12 "1950 United States Census," https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:6F99-MGVD Paul Stewart Beicher Racine WI.

13 Ancestry.com, U.S. Public Records Index (Original data: Voter Registration Lists, Public Record Filings, Historical Residential Records, and Other Household Database Listings.), Vol. 1. Marie C. Beicher, 1993, Chula Vista, CA.

14 FamilySearch.org, California Death Index, 1940-1997 (Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.), https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VGYL-KS5 Paul S Beicher, 1975.

15 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=174347199.

16 Ancestry.com, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.), SSN: 396106698 Paul S. Beicher, b. 21 Oct 1914 d. Dec 1975.



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