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)
Samuel Plato Beeker Sr.
(1890-1950)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Rosa Elizabeth Brill

Samuel Plato Beeker Sr. 2 3 4 5 6

  • Born: 1 Jan 1890, Mill Bridge, Rowan, NC, USA 2 6
  • Marriage (1): Rosa Elizabeth Brill on 26 Jan 1919 in Bessemer, Jefferson, AL, USA 1
  • Died: 10 May 1950, Johnsonville, Humphreys, TN, USA at age 60 3 6
  • Buried: 16 May 1950, Birmingham, Jefferson, AL 3 6

   FamilySearch ID: KZWN-Z3L.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. He has conflicting birth information of 1 Jan 1891 was given as his birth on his WWI draft, conflicting with his 1 Jan 1890 NC birth record., 1 Jan 1891 and Salisbury, Rowan, NC, USA. 7

2. He has conflicting birth information of His death certificate has a 1 Jan 1898 death but his NC Birth Record has 1 Jan 1890., 1 Jan 1898 and Mill Bridge, Rowan, NC, USA. 3

3. Census in 1900 in Steele Township, Rowan, NC, USA. 8 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. Cornelison, 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.

4. Census in 1910 in Birmingham, Jefferson, AL. 9 The 1910 census recorded renting at 2201 2nd Avenue: Samuel P. Beeker, cashier in bath house, 19, single, living with an African American co-worker, Claude Blinn, washer in bath house, 22, single. Samuel and his parents were born in North Carolina. Claude and his parents were born in Alabama.

5. Occupation: linesman, Alabama Power Co., Sylacanga, AL on 2 Jun 1917 in Sylacauga, Talladega, AL, USA. 7

6. He was described as short, slender, blue eyes, auburn hair, not bald on 2 Jun 1917 in Birmingham, Jefferson, AL. 7

7. Residence: Samuel wrote his address as "Alabama Power Co." on 2 Jun 1917 in Birmingham, Jefferson, AL. 7

8. Census in 1930 in Birmingham, Jefferson, AL. 10 The 1930 census recorded owning a $4500 home at 1701 50th Street: Samuel P. Becker [sic - handwriting is poor], division foreman for construction company, 39, living with wife Rosa E., 29; Samuel P. Jr., 9; Edna R., 5; and sister-in-law Mildred Brill, 17. Samuel and his parents were born in South Carolina [should be North]. Rosa and Mildred were born in Alabama, their father in Kentucky and their mother in Germany. The children were born in Alabama.

9. Census in 1940 in Birmingham, Jefferson, AL. 11 The 1940 census recorded renting at 1201 50th Street: Samuel Beeker, line man construction for power company, 49, living with wife Rose, 38; Samuel, 19; Edna Rose, 15; William Lonnie, 8; and Augusta, 5. Samuel Sr. was born in North Carolina, the others in Alabama. They were in the same place in 1935.

10. Cause of Death: Samuel died at TVA Medical Center from coronary thrombosis, heart disease, 10 May 1950, Johnsonville, Humphreys, TN, USA. 3

11. Occupation: assistant power engineering and construction superintendent for Tennessee Valley Authority on 10 May 1950 in Johnsonville, Humphreys, TN, USA. 3

12. Residence: 1701 50th Street, Birmingham, AL on 10 May 1950 in Birmingham, Jefferson, AL. 3

13. Obituary: Birmingham News: obituary of Samuel P. Beeker Sr. On 11 May 1950 in Birmingham, Jefferson, AL. 12 BEEKER - Samuel P. Beeker, Sr., age 60, of 1701 50th Street, Central Park, passed away in New Johnsonville, Tenn., Wednesday. Survived by the widow, Mrs. Rosa Brill Beeker; two daughters, Misses Edna Rose and Augusta Beeker; two sons, S. P. Beeker, Jr., William Lewis Beeker, all of Birmingham; two brothers, F. R. Beeker, Eutaw, Ala.; John T. Beeker, Jr., Winfield, Ala.; two sisters, Mrs. P. J. Parsons, Mrs. C. E. Howard, Birmingham; one grandchild, Rosalyn Beeker. Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Friday, at the Central Park Methodist Church, the Rev. T. J. Chiftwood officiating. Interment Elmwood Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be the nephews, Tommy Parsons, Herbert Gray, Charles Brill, Bill Bowies, John T. Beeker Jr., John S. Beeker. Honorary pallbearers, associates of the Tennessee Valley Authority and Alabama Power Company. Ridout's Brown-Service directing.


Samuel married Rosa Elizabeth Brill, daughter of Robert Louis Brill and Augusta Louise Fishbach, on 26 Jan 1919 in Bessemer, Jefferson, AL, USA.1 (Rosa Elizabeth Brill was born on 9 Aug 1901 in Marion, Perry, AL, USA,3 13 14 died on 29 Oct 1991 in Birmingham, Jefferson, AL 13 14 15 and was buried on 31 Oct 1991 in Birmingham: Elmwood Cemetery, Jefferson, AL, USA 14 15.)


Sources


1 FamilySearch.org, Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKZS-4GZG S. P. Beeker and Rosa Brill, 1919.

2 FamilySearch.org, North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VCW6-JHW Sam Plato Beeker, 01 Jan 1890 citing vol. 902, p. 304, Rowan, North Carolina, North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh.

3 Ancestry.com, Tennessee, Death Records, 1908-1958, Certificate 44302. Samuel Plato Beeker. Father William H. Beecher. Mother Minnie Russell. Wife: Rosa Brill Beeker.

4 Birmingham News (Birmingham, AL) (Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama.), 16 Aug 2005, obituary of Edna Rose Beeker.

5 Birmingham News (Birmingham, AL) (Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama.), 15 Jun 1952, page 55. Marriage of Helen Crump and William Beeker.

6 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/211828115.

7 United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K3PC-XCN Samuel Plato Becker.

8 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.

9 1910 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MK7M-TZH Samuel P Beeker, Birmingham Ward 5, Jefferson, Alabama, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 54, sheet 1B.

10 1930 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:32DN-Z2M Samuel P. Becker [sic].

11 1940 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V15L-YP9 Samuel Beeker, Tract 38, Birmingham, Election Precinct 9, Jefferson, Alabama, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 68-52, sheet 61A.

12 Birmingham News (Birmingham, AL) (Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama.), 11 May 1950, obituary of Samuel P. Beeker.

13 U.S. Social Security Death Index, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JRTL-MWP Rosa E Beeker, 29 Oct 1991.

14 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/211828107.

15 "Birmingham Post-Herald (Birmingham, AL)," 30 Oct 1991, page 35. Obirtuary of Mrs.Rosa Brill Beeker.



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