William M. Beeker
(1832-1903)
Elizabeth Cena Zeigler
(1833-1899)
Joseph McKinney
(1820-1895)
Valira McCurtin
(1820-1887)
Joseph Freemont Beeker
(1856-1939)
Martha I. McKinney
(1858-1922)
William Earl Beeker
(1880-1946)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Tillie M. Eberle

2. Elizabeth Effie Lou Crist
3. Florence M. Noblett

William Earl Beeker 1 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

  • Born: 29 Jul 1880, Otterbein, Benton, IN, USA 3 6 7 10
  • Marriage (1): Tillie M. Eberle on 22 Dec 1901 in , Tippecanoe, IN 1 2
  • Marriage (2): Elizabeth Effie Lou Crist on 24 Jul 1908 in , De Witt, IL, USA 3 4
  • Marriage (3): Florence M. Noblett on 18 Dec 1920 in , Lake, IN, USA 5
  • Died: 13 Apr 1946, Des Moines, Polk, IA at age 65 7 11 12
  • Buried: 17 Apr 1946, Montmorenci: Montmorenci Cemetery, Tippecanoe, IN, USA 7

   FamilySearch ID: 9ZSK-8WC.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1900 in Shelby, Macomb, MI, USA. 13 The 1900 census recorded Joseph F. Beeker, farmer, 43, born Sep 1857, living with wife Mattie, 42, May 1858, and son Earl, 20, Jul 1880. Joseph and Mattie were married for 20 years and she had birth 1 child by 1900. Everyone and their parents were born in Indiana.

2. Newspaper: Decatur Herald: Beeker - Crist Marriage, 25 Jul 1908, Decatur, Macon, IL, USA. 4 ---
Beeker - Crist
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Clinton, Ill. July 24 -- William E. Beeker, traveling salesman of St. Louis, and Miss Effie Lue Crist of Urbana, were united in marriage at 2 o'clock this afternoon by Justice Michael Donohue. The couple departed immediately after the ceremony was performed and for the next few days will enjoy their honeymoon. The groom lives at 3324 Locust street in St. Louis, and they will make their home in that city. The bride is well known in Urbana.

3. Residence: 3324 Locust Street, St. Louis, MO on 25 Jul 1908 in Saint Louis, St. Louis, MO. 4

4. Census in 1910 in Urbana, Champaign, IL. 14 The 1910 census recorded at 503 S. Race Street: William E. Beeker, automobile agent, 30, living with wife Effie L., 25; and son Joseph G., 3 months. The census columns indicate this was William's second marriage and Effie's first. William and his parents were born in Indiana, and Effie and her parents in Illinois.

5. Newspaper: Champaign Daily News: George Crist, sweeper in the paint shop, reports that his son-in-law, Earl Beaker, who has been working for International Harvester Co. In Champaign, will go to Lafayette, Ind., near which he has a farm and settle down to real life., 22 Dec 1910, Champaign, Champaign, IL, USA. 15

6. Census in 1920 in Chicago, Cook, IL. 16 The 1920 census on January 8th recorded William Beeker, advertising manager for newspaper, age 89 [sic, as transcribed but poor handwriting is 39], living with wife Florence, 31. William and his parents were born in Indiana. Florence was born in Michigan and her parents who spoke French in Canada.

7. Residence: on 17 Jan 1922 in Chicago, Cook, IL. 6

8. Residence: in 1930 in Riverside, Cook, IL, USA. 17 The 1930 census recorded owning a $16,000 home at 258 Northwood Road: William E. Beeker, advertising solicitor, 50, living with wife Florence M., millinery proprietor, 42. William and his parents were born in Indiana. Florence was born in Michigan and her parents in Canada.

9. Residence: on 25 Feb 1939 in Riverside, Cook, IL, USA. 8

10. Census in 1940 in Riverside, Cook, IL, USA. 18 The 1940 census recorded owning an $800 home at 258 Northwood Road: William Beeker, advertising solicitor in publishing industry, 59 born in Indiana, living with wife Florence, 50, born in Michigan. They lived in the same house in 1935.

11. Occupation: Farm Implement Co., 431 S. Dearborn St., Chicago, IL on 27 Apr 1942 in Shelby, Macomb, MI, USA. 10

12. He was described as 6'2" 200lbs blue eyes gray hair dark complexion on 27 Apr 1942 in Shelby, Macomb, MI, USA. 10

13. Residence: RR 9, Lafayette, IN in Shelby Township on 27 Apr 1942 in Shelby, Macomb, MI, USA. 10

14. Obituary: Journal Courier: obituary of William Earl Beeker on 15 Apr 1946 in Lafayette, Tippecanoe, IN, USA. 12 WILLIAM E. BEEKER
OTTERBEIN. April 14. William Earl Beeker, 65, died suddenly at 3 p. m. Saturday at the Savory hotel in Des Moines, Iowa. He was in that city on business, as he was employed by the Farm Implement News publication, a job he held since 1914. He was married to Florence Noblette, Dec. 18, 1920, who survives with two children by a former marriage, Joseph J., of Otterbein and Mrs. Mary Rotramel of Frederick, Okla. Body at the Vogel chapel after noon Monday until 4:30 . p. m. Tuesday when it will be taken to the family residence, Lafayette R. R. 9 for services there Wednesday at 2 p. m.


William married Tillie M. Eberle, daughter of John G. Eberle and Rosa Christina Vollmer, on 22 Dec 1901 in , Tippecanoe, IN.1 2 (Tillie M. Eberle was born on 25 Sep 1880 in Shelby, Lake, IN, USA,2 19 20 died on 3 Dec 1966 in Snyder, Kiowa, OK, USA 2 19 20 and was buried on 4 Dec 1966 in Frederick: Frederick Memorial Cemetery, Tillman, OK, USA 2 20.)


William next married Elizabeth Effie Lou Crist, daughter of George J. Crist and Ruth Belle White, on 24 Jul 1908 in , De Witt, IL, USA.3 4 (Elizabeth Effie Lou Crist was born on 13 Feb 1888 in Creal Springs, Williamson, IL, USA,3 11 21 22 died on 27 Sep 1960 in Otterbein, Benton, IN, USA 11 21 22 and was buried on 30 Sep 1960 in Oxford: Justus Cemetery, Benton, IN, USA 21 22.)


William next married Florence M. Noblett, daughter of Thomas Griffin Noblett and Mary Louise Dempsey, on 18 Dec 1920 in , Lake, IN, USA.5 (Florence M. Noblett was born on 11 Sep 1888 in Detroit, Wayne, MI,23 24 died on 13 Dec 1968 in Cincinnati, Hamilton, OH 23 25 26 and was buried on 18 Dec 1968 in Montmorenci: Montmorenci Cemetery, Tippecanoe, IN, USA 23 26.)


Sources


1 Ancestry.com, Indiana, Marriage Index, 1800-1941 (Works Progress Administration, comp. Index to Marriage Records Indiana: Indiana Works Progress Administration, 1938-1940.), W. Earl Beeker and Tillie M. Eberle.

2 "Wichita Falls Times (Wichita Falls, TX)," 4 Dec 1966 page 2, obituary of Tille M. Beeker.

3 FamilySearch.org, Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KFKV-9YC William E. Beeker and Effie Lue Crist, 24 Jul 1908; citing De Witt, Illinois.

4 "The Decatur Herald (Decatur, IL)," 25 Jul 1908, page 2. Beeker - Crist Marriage.

5 Ancestry.com, Indiana, Marriage Index, 1800-1941 (Works Progress Administration, comp. Index to Marriage Records Indiana: Indiana Works Progress Administration, 1938-1940.), William E. Beeker and Florence Hoblette.

6 "Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)," 18 Jan 1922, page 10. Mrs. Martha Beeker Dies From Cancer.

7 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=75748849.

8 "Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)," 25 Feb 1939, page 2. Obituary of Joseph Freemont Beeker.

9 Ancestry.com, "Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2017," Certificate 83-040559 Joseph Jefferson Beeker, father William Earl Beeker, mother Effie Lou Crist, informant Carleen Gonzalez daughter.

10 FamilySearch.org, United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X5XR-QJW William Earl Beeker, 1942.

11 "Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)," 28 Sep 1960, page 9. Obituary of Mrs. Elizabeth E. Beeker.

12 "Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)," 15 Apr 1946, page 9 Obituary of William E. Beeker.

13 1900 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M994-YD8 Joseph F Beeker, Shelby Township, Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 110, sheet 16A, family 297.

14 1910 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MKHH-FP1 William E Beeker, Urbana Ward 5, Champaign, Illinois.

15 "The Champaign Daily News (Champaign, IL)," 22 Dec 1910, page 4.

16 1920 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MJ3C-PZY William Beeker, Chicago Ward 8, Cook (Chicago), Illinois, United States; citing ED 485, sheet 9B, line 82, family 242.

17 1930 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XSTJ-7NM William E Beeker, Riverside, Cook, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 2174, sheet 8A, line 65, family 136.

18 1940 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KW44-J48 William Beeker, Riverside, Riverside Township, Cook, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 16-263A, sheet 2B, line 42, family 33.

19 U.S. Social Security Death Index, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J5SR-M6T Tillie Beeker, Dec 1966.

20 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=113606238.

21 Ancestry.com, "Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2017," Certificate 60-032854 Elizabeth E. Beeker. Father George Crist. Mother Ruth Belle White. Informant Joseph Beeker.

22 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=14194954.

23 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=75748845.

24 Ancestry.com, U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925 (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), Passport application 98850 on 18 Jul 1919 Florence M. Noblette.

25 Ancestry.com, Ohio, U.S., Death Records, 1908-1932, 1938-2018 (Ohio. Division of Vital Statistics. Death Certificates and Index, December 20, 1908-December 31, 1953. State Archives Series 3094. Ohio Historical Society, Ohio. Ohio Department of Health. Index to Annual Deaths, 1958-2002. Ohio Department of Health, State Vital Statistics Unit, Columbus, OH, USA.), Florence M. Beeker.

26 "Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)," 16 Dec 1968, page 6. Obituary of Florence M. Beeker.



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