Albert Erastus Beeker
Jennie Lou Leonard
William Samuel Greene
Daisy Attison Charles
Harvey Pierce Beeker
Eva Mae Greene
Walter Boyden Beeker Sr.


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Walter Boyden Beeker Sr. 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

  • Born: 28 Apr 1929, , Rowan, NC 3 4 9
  • Marriage (1): JoAnna Vannoy on 18 Aug 1957 in West Jefferson, Ashe, NC, USA 1 2
  • Died: 20 Jan 2010, Winston-Salem, Forsyth, NC, USA at age 80 3 4
  • Buried: 22 Jan 2010, Welcome: Center United Methodist Church Cemetery, Davidson, NC, USA 3 4

   Another name for Walter was Boyd Beeker Sr..3 5 10 11 12 13

   FamilySearch ID: KLG5-WK6.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1940 in Lexington Township, Davidson, NC, USA. 14 The 1940 census recorded 3 Beeker households living on Arnold Road in Lexington Township.

Owning a $1500 house was Ras Beeker, farmer, 64, living with his wife Jennie, 66; and daughter Buelah, 29, single.

Owning a $1000 home was Gilford Beeker, carpenter, 44, living with wife Dora, 42; and daughter Lela M., 9.

Owning a $1000 house was Harvey P. Beeker, construction engineer, 36, with his wife Mae, 38; daughter Imogene, 16; son Boyd, 11; daughter Ann, 9; daughter Martha, 7; and son Billie, 1.
Everyone was born in North Carolina and they lived in the same place in 1935.

2. Census in 1950 in Wake Forest, Wake, NC, USA. 15 The 1950 census recorded Boyd Beeker, no occupation, 20, as a lodger in a boarding home.

3. Newspaper: Charlotte Observer: Beeker - Vannoy Wedding, 20 Aug 1957, Charlotte, Mecklenburg, NC. 2 Bride Carries Lace Fan
JEFFERSON -- Carrying a white orchid and tuberoses on a Brussels lace fan brought from Belgium by the bridegroom, Miss Jo Anna Vannoy became the bride of Walter Boyd Beeker Sunday at 5 p.m. The Rev. M. D. Hart officiated in the First Baptist Church of West Jefferson. She is the daughter of James Granville Vannoy and the late Mrs. Annie Miller Vannoy. She has made her home with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Henry Miller. Her grandfather gave her in marriage. The bride wore a waltz-length gown of silk taffeta and Alencon lace and a tiara of orange blossoms with a shoulder-length illusion veil. Mrs. Richard Speas of Tobaccoville was matron of honor. Other attendants were Mrs. Ralph Little of West Jefferson and the bridegroom's sister, Cynthia of Welcome. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Pierce Beeker of Welcome. His father was best man. Ushers were his brother, Bill, Jack Koontz of Greensboro, Dr. Bob Snider of Mocksville and Fred Hauser. Mrs. Beeker is a graduate of Jefferson High School and Appalachian State Teachers College. For two years she taught at Walnut Cove and will teach in Lexington this fall. Mr. Beeker, a graduate of Welcome High School and Wake Forest College, did graduate work at ASTC.

4. Newspaper: High Point Enterprise: Davidson Democrats in Primaries, 5 May 1974, High Point, Guilford, NC. 16 The Democratic candidates for clerk of Superior Court are listed below.

Walter Boyd Beeker of Rt. 8, Lexington, has never before run for political office. A native of Rowan County, the 45-year-old Beeker is employed as a mathematics instructor at Thomasville Senior High School.

He received his bachelo or science degree from Wake Forest University in 1950 and his master of education degree from Appalachian State University in 1963.

Among his civic activities, Beeker has been a Cub Scout committee chairman, a vice president of the Welcome Lions Club, a past worthy of the Order of Eastern Star and a past master of the Lexington Masonic Lodge No. 473.

He is a member of Grace Episcopal Church in Lexington.

The father of four children, Beeker is married to the former Jo Anna Vannoy.

5. Residence: on 10 Dec 1984 in Welcome, Davidson, NC, USA. 13

6. Residence: Center Church Rd., Lexiington, NC on 24 May 1987 in Lexington, Davidson, NC, USA. 12

7. Residence: on 14 Apr 2007 in Welcome, Davidson, NC, USA. 11

8. Obituary: Davidson Funeral Home: obituary of Boyd Beeker Sr. on 21 Jan 2010 in Lexington, Davidson, NC, USA. 3 Walter Boyden "Boyd" Beeker, Sr., 80, of Center Church Road, died Wednesday, January 20, 2010, at Forsyth Medical Center following several months of declining health.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 22, 2010, at Center United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Dr. Tom King and Rev. Dr. Steven Pillsbury officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, January 21, 2010, at Davidson Funeral Home Hickory Tree Chapel and other times at the home.

Mr. Beeker was born April 28, 1929, in Rowan County, to Harvey Pierce Beeker and Mae Greene Beeker. He was a 1946 graduate of Welcome School, attended High Point College, graduated from Wake Forest College, and earned a Masters Degree from Appalachian State Teachers College. He was retired from the Thomasville City School System and was former principal at Southmont Elementary School. He was a member of Grace Episcopal Church. Mr. Beeker served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was also a member of the Welcome Civitans, and the Memorial Lodge 473. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son, Ike Beeker; brother, Bill Beeker; and two sisters, Ann Chinnis and Imogene Crisman.

Surviving are his wife, Jo Ann Vannoy Beeker of the home; sons, Walter Beeker, Jr. of Welcome, William Beeker and wife, Debbie, and Vann Beeker and wife, Jennifer, all of Lexington; daughter, Adelaide Beeker of Roxboro; five grandchildren, Clark Beeker, Cole Beeker, Preston Beeker, Olivia Beeker and Emerson Beeker; and sisters, Martha Williams of West River, Md., and Cynthia Blankenship of Irving Texas.

Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

Walter married JoAnna Vannoy, daughter of James Granville Vannoy and Sarah Annie Miller, on 18 Aug 1957 in West Jefferson, Ashe, NC, USA.1 2 (JoAnna Vannoy was born on 30 Aug 1931 in , Ashe, NC, USA,6 17 died on 8 Dec 2013 in Lexington, Davidson, NC, USA 6 17 and was buried in Welcome: Center United Methodist Church Cemetery, Davidson, NC, USA 17.)


1, North Carolina, U.S., Marriage Records, 1741-2011 (Original data: North Carolina County Registers of Deeds. Microfilm. Record Group 048. North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, NC.), Walter Boyd Beeker and JoAnn Vannoy m. 18 Aug 1957 in West Jefferson, NC.

2 The Charlotte Observer (Charlotte, NC) (Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina), 20 Aug 1957, page 11. Beeker-Vannoy Wedding.

3 Davidson Funeral Home (301 North Main Street, Lexington, North Carolina 27292., Obituary of Boyd Beeker,

4 Find A Grave,

5 The Heritage of Davidson County 1982 (Lexington, North Carolina : Genealogical Society of Davidson County, c1982, 794 p. ISBN 0894591827), Albert Erastus and Jennie Lou Beeker 154.

6 Jefferson Post (W. Jefferson, NC) (West Jefferson, Ashe, North Carolina.), 9 Dec 2013, obituary of Mrs. JoAnna Vannoy Beeker.

7, North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000, Walter Boyden Beeker, 12 Aug 1959 citing vol. 64, p. 510, Davidson, North Carolina.

8, North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000, William Harvey Beeker, 07 Mar 1962 citing vol. 70, p. 121, Davidson, North Carolina.

9, North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000, Walter Boyden Beeker, 28 Apr 1929 citing vol. 17, p. 1380, Rowan, North Carolina, North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh.

10 News and Observer (Raleigh, NC), 5 Oct 1986, page 84.

11 The Post and Courier (Charleston, SC) (Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina), 16 Apr 2007, obituary of Ann Chinnis.

12 "The Dispatch (Lexington, NC)" (Lexington, Davidson, North Carolina), 25 May 1987, page 7. Obituary of Harvey Pierce Beeker.

13 Greensboro News & Record (Greensboro, NC), 10 Dec 1984, page 17. Obituary of William Erastus Beeker.

14 1940 United States Census, Gilford Becker, Lexington Township, Davidson, North Carolina, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 29-22A, sheet 15A, family 267.

15 "1950 United States Census," Boyd Beeker Wake Forest NC.

16 The High Point Enterprise (High Point, NC), 5 May 1974, page 35. Davidson Democrats in Primaries.

17 Find A Grave,

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