Samuel Beeker
(1829-1909)
Ellen J. Gallimore
(1831-1909)
Robert Washington Russell
(1830-1888)
Sarah Flow
(1832-Bet 1900/1910)
William Henry Beeker
(1863-1895)
Minnie Elizabeth Russell
(1867-1905)
Fred Robert Beeker Sr.
(1885-1956)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Christine Laverne Reed

Fred Robert Beeker Sr. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

  • Born: 12 Sep 1885, Mill Bridge, Rowan, NC, USA 1 3 8
  • Marriage (1): Christine Laverne Reed
  • Died: 27 Jul 1956, Eutaw, Greene, AL, USA at age 70 3
  • Buried: 29 Jul 1956, Eutaw: Mesopotamia Cemetery, Greene, AL, USA 3 11

   FamilySearch ID: KLGM-6L4.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1900 in Steele Township, Rowan, NC, USA. 12 The 1900 census recorded Samuel Beeker, farmer, 71, born Jul 1829, living with wife Ellen J., 69, Sep 1831; grandson Freddie, farm laborer, 14, Sep 1885; grandson Samuel P., 9, Jan 1890; grandson John S. Gornelison, farm laborer, 20, May 1880; servant Nancy Beaver, cook, widowed, 45, May 1855; and sister-in-law Sarah Halman, widowed, 66, May 1834. Samuel and Ellen were married for 50 years and she had birthed 7 children, 3 alive in 1900. Everyone and their parents were born in North Carolina.

Next door is John Beeker, farmer, 32, Mar 1868, with wife Nannie, 31, Apr 1869; daughters Corrie, 8, Nov 1891; May L, 6, Nov 1893; Ola, 4, Nov 1895; and Hallie, 1, Mar 1899. Everyone and their parents were born in North Carolina.

2. Census in 1910 in Birmingham, Jefferson, AL. 13 The 1910 census recorded Fred Buker [sic, as indexed in census], barber in barber shop, 24, living as a boarder at 1901 Stone Avenue in the home of John M. Johnston, 30, and his wife Valentine, 30. Fred and his parents were born in North Carolina.

3. He was described as medium height, blue eyes, black hair on 12 Sep 1918 in Eutaw, Greene, AL, USA. 8

4. Residence: on 12 Sep 1918 in Eutaw, Greene, AL, USA. 8

5. Census in 1920 in Eutaw, Greene, AL, USA. 14 The 1920 census recorded Fred Beeker, barber in own shop, 34, living with wife Christie, 27; Fred Jr., 6; Reed, 3 years 8 months; Ira Merle, 1 year 6 months. Everyone was born in Alabama except Fred and his parents in North Carolina.

6. Census in 1940 in Eutaw, Greene, AL, USA. 15 The 1940 census recorded renting a home for $15 a month on Wilson Avenue across the railroad crossing: F. R. Beeker, foreman at planer mill, 54, living with wife Christie, 47; son Chris, expressman at A. G. S. Depot, 19; son John, 16; and daughter Minnie Evelyn, 2. All were born in Alabama except F. R. in North Carolina.

7. Residence: on 13 Jul 1945 in Eutaw, Greene, AL, USA. 16

8. Census in 1950 in Eutaw, Greene, AL, USA. 17 The 1950 census recorded Fred R. Beeker, mill foreman at planing mill, 64, living with wife Christie R., 57. He was born in North Carolina and she in Alabama.

9. Obituary: Green County Democrat: Obituary of Fred R. Beeker on 2 Aug 1956 in Eutaw, Greene, AL, USA. 11 Services Held For Fred R. Beeker
Funeral services were held from the First Baptist Church of Eutaw at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon for Fred Robert Beeker, Sr., 70, who died at the residence Friday night. Mr. Beeker was a planner mill foreman and a barber. A native of Millbridge, N. C, he had lived in Eutaw for the past 50 years. The Rev. George Abrams officiated at the funeral. Burial was in the Mesopotamia Cemetery, Jones and Spigener in charge. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. W. E. Elliott, and Mrs. S. K. Brannon of Eutaw; three sons, A. R. Beeker of Bessemer, Chris Beeker of Eutaw, and John S. Beeker of Birmingham; a brother, J. T. Beeker of Winfield; two sisters, Mrs. T. J. Parson of Bessemer and Mrs. C. E. Howard of Montgomery; and 16 grandchildren. The body lay in state at the church from 2 p.m. until time of services. Active pallbearers were Robert Lee Henderson, Charles R. Henderson, Carl Furr, Horace Richardson, John W. Herndon, and T. E. Fowler. Honorary pallbearers were deacons of the Eutaw Baptist Church.


Fred married Christine Laverne Reed, daughter of Amos William Reed and Hattie Elizabeth Caldwell. (Christine Laverne Reed was born on 11 Feb 1893 in Corona, Walker, AL, USA,18 19 died on 19 Jul 1953 in Eutaw, Greene, AL, USA 18 19 and was buried in Eutaw: Mesopotamia Cemetery, Greene, AL, USA 18.)


Sources


1 FamilySearch.org, North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VCW6-JWY Fred Robert Beeker, 12 Sep 1885 citing vol. 902, p. 292, Rowan, North Carolina, North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh.

2 FamilySearch.org, Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXWK-JDT Fred Robert Beeker Jr., 11 Oct 1943; citing reference cn 19302, Department of Health, Montgomery; FHL microfilm 1,908,630.

3 Find A Grave, http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=78581738.

4 Tuscaloosa News (Tuscaloosa, Alabama), 5 Dec 1971, page 17. Engagement of Drura Teresa Inge and Chris Vernon Beeker Jr.

5 Sumter County Record (Livingston, AL), 10 May 2018, obituary of Chris Vernon Beeker.

6 Ancestry.com, "Alabama, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1805-1967," Amos Reed Beeker m. Ruby Edna Douglas 24 Feb 1940 at Leeds, AL.

7 Tuscaloosa News (Tuscaloosa, Alabama), 9 Apr 2017, obituary of Minnie Beeker Elliott.

8 Ancestry.com, U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 (United States, Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M1509, 4,582 rolls.), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K3PF-Y8T Fred Rober Beeker b. 12 Sep 1885.

9 "Kirk Funeral Home (Greensboro, AL)," Obituary of Chris Vernon Beeker.

10 Ancestry.com, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.), John Samuel Beeker. b. 5 Dec 1924 Father Fred R. Beeker, mother Christie L. Reed.

11 "Greene County Democrat (Eutaw, AL)," 2 Aug 1956 page 1, obituary of Fred R. Beeker.

12 1900 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-267-11931-60294-20?cc=1325221 North Carolina > Rowan > ED 118 Steel Township > image 12 of 18; citing NARA microfilm publication T623.

13 1910 United States Census, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MK73-SGF Fred M. Beeker Birmingham AL.

14 1920 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXZY-ZCW Fred Beeker Eutaw AL.

15 1940 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V1GD-1NH F R Beeker Eutaw, AL.

16 Ancestry.com, U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947 (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), Chris V. Beeker b. 15 Apr 1921 Greene County, AL.

17 "1950 United States Census," https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:6F72-LMXP Fred R. Beeker Eutaw AL.

18 Find A Grave, http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=78581737.

19 FamilySearch.org, Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JKSV-T5G Mrs. F. R. Sr. Beeker d. 19 Jul 1953 Eutaw AL.



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