George Fredrick Beecher
Susan J. Wagner
Bert M. Powell
Eldora May Coursey
Leon Frederic Beecher
Vivan May Powell
Fredric P. Beecher


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1. Mary Sue Curran

Fredric P. Beecher 2 3

  • Born: 23 Feb 1929, Mackinaw, Tazewell, IL, USA 3
  • Marriage (1): Mary Sue Curran in 1950 in Dixon, Lee, IL 1

   FamilySearch ID: LLC7-22M.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1940 in Freeport, Stephenson, IL. 5 The 1940 census recorded owning a $7000 home at 30 E. Jefferson St: Leon F. Beecher, supervisor farm administration, 42, living with wife Vivian, 31; Fredric, 11; and Bert, 7. Everyone was born in Illinois. Leon had attended 5 years of college and Vivian 2. In 1935 they lived in La Moille, Illinois.

2. Newspaper: Freeport Journal-Standard: "Those from Polo who left Monday to enter Illinois State Normal university are: Louise Travis, Edmund and Edward Raley, Fred Beecher, Harold French and Arnold Scholl.", 10 Sep 1947, Freeport, Stephenson, IL. 6

3. Newspaper: Dixon Evening Telegram: Bride Elect: Mr. And Mrs. Frank J. Curran of 926 Ottawa avenue announce the engagement of their oldest daughter, Mary Sue, to Fred Beecher, son of Mr. And Mrs. Leon F. Beecher of Polo. No definite date has been set for the wedding., 7 Jan 1950, Dixon, Lee, IL. 1 (photo of Mary Sue Curran).

4. Newspaper: Sterling Daily Gazette: Polo Briefs: Burt Beecher left Sunday to visit relatives in Washington. He expects to be gone two weeks. Mr. And Mrs. Fred Beecher and Michael of Mt. Morris moved Thursday to the Boddiger apartment on South Divison street., 6 Jun 1951, Sterling, Whiteside, IL. 7

5. Residence: on 15 Apr 1952 in Dixon, Lee, IL. 8

6. Newspaper: Dixon Evening Telegraph: "Mr and Mrs. Fred Beecher and son, Michael, Dixon, were Sunday guests of the former's parents, Mr. And Mrs. Leon Beecher.", 15 Jul 1952, Dixon, Lee, IL. 9

7. Occupation: 1956 Rock Island City Directory: Beecher Fred P (Mary S) asst store mgr Gooyear Service Stores h3717 14th av (Moline) in 1956 in Moline, Rock Island, IL, USA. 10

8. Newspaper: Muscatine News-Journal: photo of Fred Beecher, 16 Nov 1960, Muscatine, Muscatine, IA. 11 (photo caption)
Ralph Reynolds on the left and Fred Beecher, Hotpoint sales counselor for the area are shown in the above picture demonstrating a new Hotpoint electric range. Hotpoin features the Calrod unit that has undergone 30 years of testing and is slimmer, stronger, more efficient than its cousin of a generation ago. Turkey sandwiches and coffee will be served at Reynolds Friday November 18th during this truckload sale of Hotpoint ranges. A four piece setting of Brooke-Park Mel-Mac dinnerware will be given free with purchase of any Hotpoint appliance during this event. Mr. Beecher will be at Reynolds Electric to answer any questions about new Hotpoint Recipe Ranges.

9. Residence: on 23 Feb 1967 in Bettendorf, Scott, IA. 2

10. Newspaper: Iowa City Press-Citizen: Incorporation of Beecher Company, Inc., 24 Mar 1973, Iowa City, Johnson, IA. 12 NOTICE OF INCORPORATION
Notice is given of the incorporation of BEECHER COMPANY, INC. under the provisions of Chapter 496, 1966 Code of Iowa.
Date of incorporation was March 14, 1973, and of perpetual duration and said Corporation has the power to engage in and do any lawful act or business for which Corporations may be authorized under the law.
The aggregate number of shares authorized are 10,000 shares of common stock with the par value of $10.00 per share. The address of the registered office is 1003 D Ave., Vinton, Iowa, and the name of its registered agent of such address is Fredric P. Beecher.
The directors, as designated by the Articles of Incorporation are Fredric P. Beecher, 1003 D. Ave., Vinton, Iowa; Patrick L. Moore, 411 Kenwood Drive, Iowa City, Iowa; and Marie C. Moore, 411 Kenwood Drive, Iowa City, Iowa.
MARIE C. MOORE, Secretary
Williard M. Freed
505 Iowa State Bank Bldg.
Iowa City, Iowa 52240
Attorney for Corporation.

11. Residence: 1 Bingham Pl, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284 on 1 Jan 2004 in Sedro-Woolley, Skagit, WA, USA. 13

12. Residence: 2507 214th St N, Port Byron, IL 61275 on 15 Nov 2007 in Port Byron, Rock Island, IL, USA. 14

Fredric married Mary Sue Curran in 1950 in Dixon, Lee, IL.1 (Mary Sue Curran was born on 22 Dec 1929 in Dixon, Lee, IL 3.)


1 Dixon Evening Telegraph (Dixon, Illinois), 7 Jan 1950, page 5.

2 Freeport Journal-Standard (Freeport, Illinois), 25 Feb 1967, page 5. Obituary of Leon F. Beecher.

3, United States Public Records Index, Mary S Beecher, Residence, Port Byron, Illinois.

4 Dixon Evening Telegraph (Dixon, Illinois), 30 Dec 1952, page 2.

5 1940 United States Census, Leon F Beecher, Ward 7, Freeport, Freeport Township, Stephenson, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 89-24, sheet 15A, family 414.

6 Freeport Journal Standard (Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois), 10 Sep 1947, page 5.

7 Sterling Daily Gazette, 6 Jun 1951, page 15.

8 Dixon Evening Telegraph (Dixon, Illinois), 15 Apr 1952, page 9.

9 Dixon Evening Telegraph (Dixon, Illinois), 15 Jul 1952, page 2.

10, U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995, 1956 Rock Island City Directory, page 32.

11 Muscatine News-Journal (Muscatine, Iowa), 16 Nov 1960, page 18.

12 Iowa City Press-Citizen (Iowa City, Iowa.), 24 Mar 1973, page 6.

13, United States Public Records Index, Frederic P Beecher, Sedro-Wooley, WA.

14, United States Public Records Index, Frederick P Beecher, Residence, Port Byron, Illinois.

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