George Otha Nichols
Carrie Angeline Briar
Carmen Gwendolyn Nichols


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1. Joseph Jefferson Beeker

Carmen Gwendolyn Nichols 1 2 3

  • Born: 27 Apr 1912, Otterbein, Benton, IN, USA 2 3
  • Marriage (1): Joseph Jefferson Beeker on 4 Sep 1934 in Indianapolis, Marion, IN 1
  • Died: 24 Feb 1978, Lafayette, Tippecanoe, IN, USA at age 65 1 2
  • Buried: 27 Feb 1978, Oxford: Justus Cemetery, Benton, IN, USA 1 2

   FamilySearch ID: K2SF-81P.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1940 in Shelby Township, Tippecanoe, IN, USA. 4 The 1940 census recorded Joseph J. Beeker, farmer, 30, living with wife Carmen, 27. He was born in Illinois and she in Indiana. In 1935 they lived in North Dakota.

2. Census in 1950 in Otterbein, Benton, IN, USA. 5 The 1950 census recorded living on Columbia Street: Joseph J. Beeker, nailer/carpenter and joiner in prefab house factory, 40, living with wife Carmen N., 37; and daughter Carleen B., 8. The ladies were born in Indiana and Joseph in Illinois.

3. Cause of Death: Carmen died at Lafayette Home Hospital from rupured abdominal aortic aneurysm due to arterioscleroris, 24 Feb 1978, Lafayette, Tippecanoe, IN, USA. 2

4. Occupation: teacher at grammar school on 24 Feb 1978 in Oxford, Benton, IN, USA. 2

5. Residence: 611 Darcy Drive, Benton, IN on 24 Feb 1978 in Oxford, Benton, IN, USA. 2

6. Obituary: Journal and Courier: obituary of Mrs. Carmen Nichols Beeker on 25 Feb 1978 in Lafayette, Tippecanoe, IN, USA. 1 OXFORD - Mrs. Carmen Nichols Beeker, 65, former Otterbein town board, president, and retired teacher, died at 11:23 a.m. Friday in Home Hospital. She had been in failing health two years. She resided at 611 Darcy Dr. Born at Otterbein, she was a life resident of Benton County, and was a 1929 graduate of Otterbein High School. She received her teaching certificate from Ball State University in 1931 and taught at Montmorenci, Kramer and Attica Elementary Schools, retiring in 1971 for health reasons. In 1934 she was married at Indianapolis to Joseph J. Beeker, who survives. She was president of the Otterbein town board from 1948-1952, and was vice chairperson of the Benton County Democrat Party in 1948. Mrs. Beeker was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church where she was church organist many years, and was also past worthy matron of Otterbein Order of Eastern Star 102. Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Alfredo (Carleen B.) Gonzalez of Oxford; two brothers, O. Milton Nichols of Otterbein and Gayle R. Nichols of Pompano Beach, Fla.
FUNERAL NOTICES BEEKER, Mrs. Joseph J. - Friends may call trom 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Konzelman Funeral Home, Oxford with Order of Eastern Star rites at 8 p.m. Services there at 2 p.m. Monday, the Rev. James Stansell officiating. Interment Justus Cemetery, Oxford. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Cara Jo, Scotty and Angelina Gonzalez.

Carmen married Joseph Jefferson Beeker, son of William Earl Beeker and Elizabeth Effie Lou Crist, on 4 Sep 1934 in Indianapolis, Marion, IN.1 (Joseph Jefferson Beeker was born on 9 Jan 1910 in Urbana, Champaign, IL,6 7 8 died on 30 Sep 1988 in Otterbein, Benton, IN, USA 6 7 and was buried on 3 Oct 1988 in Oxford: Justus Cemetery, Benton, IN, USA 6 7.)


1 "Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)," 25 Feb 1978, page 4. Obituary of Carmen Nichols Beeker.

2, "Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2017," Certificate 78-011587 Carmen Beeker. Father Otha Nichols. Mother Carrie Briar. Spouse Joseph Beeker.

3, Indiana, U.S., Birth Certificates, 1907-1944, Carmen Gwendolyn Nichols b. 27 Apr 1912 Otterbein IN.

4 1940 United States Census, Joseph J Beeker Shelby Township, Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States.

5 "1950 United States Census," Joseph J Beeker Otterbein IN.

6 Find A Grave,

7, "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.

8, U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947 ( Operations, Inc.), Joseph J. Beeker b. 9 Jan 1910 Urbana IL.

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