George J. Crist
Ruth Belle White
Elizabeth Effie Lou Crist


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1. William Earl Beeker

Elizabeth Effie Lou Crist 1 2 3 4 5 6

  • Born: 13 Feb 1888, Creal Springs, Williamson, IL, USA 1 4 5 6
  • Marriage (1): William Earl Beeker on 24 Jul 1908 in , De Witt, IL, USA 1 2
  • Died: 27 Sep 1960, Otterbein, Benton, IN, USA at age 72 4 5 6
  • Buried: 30 Sep 1960, Oxford: Justus Cemetery, Benton, IN, USA 4 5

   FamilySearch ID: L2XD-ZZQ.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Newspaper: Decatur Herald: Beeker - Crist Marriage, 25 Jul 1908, Decatur, Macon, IL, USA. 2 ---
Beeker - Crist
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.

2. Elizabeth appeared in the household of William Earl Beeker in a census in 1910 in Urbana, Champaign, IL. 7 7 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.

3. Census in 1920 in Urbana, Champaign, IL. 8 The 1920 census recorded renting at 303 West High Street: Ruth B. Crist, widow, 55, living with daughter Elsie, 27; son Charles H., 22; daughter Elizabeth Beeker, 30, and grandson Joseph Beeker, 10. Everyone was born in Illinois. Ruth's parents were born in Tennessee. All of the children's fathers were born in Indiana.

4. Census in 1930 in Urbana, Champaign, IL. 9 The 1930 census recorded renting at 902 Oregon Street: Elizabeth Beeker, secretary at university, divorced, 38, living with son Joseph J. Beeker, 19. She was born in Ilinois and her parents in Tennessee. He and his mother were born in Illinois and father in Indiana.

5. Cause of Death: arteriosclerotic heart disease, 27 Sep 1960, Otterbein, Benton, IN, USA. 4

6. Obituary: Journal and Courier: obituary of Mrs. Elizabeth E. Beeker on 28 Sep 1960 in Lafayette, Tippecanoe, IN, USA. 6 ---
OTTERBEIN -- Mrs. Elizabeth E. Beeker died unexpectedly of a heart attack in her home here Tuesday, and her body was discovered several hours later by her son, Joseph J. Beeker of near Otterbein.
Born at Creal Springs, Ill., she was the widow of William Earl Beeker who died in 1946. She formerly was employed in the office of the Painters and Decorators at Lafayette until her retirement four years ago. She was a member of the First Church of Christ Scientist and Hope Chapter 5, OES, the latter at Lafayette.
Surviving with the son are a sister, Mrs. Earl Shafer of Devils Lake, N. D., and a brother, Charles H. Crist, of Milwaukee.

Elizabeth married William Earl Beeker, son of Joseph Freemont Beeker and Martha I. McKinney, on 24 Jul 1908 in , De Witt, IL, USA.1 2 (William Earl Beeker was born on 29 Jul 1880 in Otterbein, Benton, IN, USA,1 10 11 12 died on 13 Apr 1946 in Des Moines, Polk, IA 6 11 13 and was buried on 17 Apr 1946 in Montmorenci: Montmorenci Cemetery, Tippecanoe, IN, USA 11.)


1, Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940, William E. Beeker and Effie Lue Crist, 24 Jul 1908; citing De Witt, Illinois.

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

3, "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.

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

5 Find A Grave,

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

7 1910 United States Census, William E Beeker, Urbana Ward 5, Champaign, Illinois.

8 1920 United States Census, ( Ruth B Crist, Urbana, Champaign, Illinois, United States; citing ED 49, sheet 2B, line 79, family 53.

9 1930 United States Census, Elizabeth Beeker Urbana IL.

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

11 Find A Grave,

12, United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, William Earl Beeker, 1942.

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

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