Daniel Monroe Beeker
Helen Lunda Cornelison
Preston Jerome Leonard
Julia Ann McCrary
Thomas Jefferson Beeker Sr.
Annie M. Leonard
Jefferson Clarence Beeker Sr.


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1. Alice Lee Walsh
2. Cleo Lou Faulkner

Jefferson Clarence Beeker Sr. 1 3 4 5 6 7

  • Born: 25 Mar 1915, Greensboro, Guilford, NC 1 3
  • Marriage (1): Alice Lee Walsh on 28 Sep 1935 in Danville, Danville, VA 1
  • Marriage (2): Cleo Lou Faulkner on 6 Mar 1946 in Washington, District of Columbia, DC, USA 2
  • Died: 2 May 1955, Rockville, Montgomery, MD at age 40 3 6
  • Buried: 5 May 1955, Arlington: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA 3

   Another name for Jefferson was Jake Beeker.

   FamilySearch ID: LKSL-J8N.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1920 in Morehead Township, Guilford, NC, USA. 8 The 1920 census recorded Jefferson F. Benker [sic - indexed wrong, poor handwriting], brakeman, 38, living with wife Annie, 36; Margie, 15; Daniel, 13; Pauline, 11; Clarence, 6; Jefferson, 3 years 9 months; and Leonard, 1 year 3 months. Everyone and their parents were born in North Carolina.

2. Census in 1930 in Sumner Township, Guilford, NC, USA. 9 The 1930 census recorded renting a home on State Highway 70: Jeff T. Buker [sic - indexed wrong, handwriting bad does loook like Beeker], brick layer, 46, living with wife Annie M., 45; son Clerance, 17; son J. C., 14; son Leonard P., 11; daughter Mildred F., 9; and daughter Lundy J. 9. Everyone and their parents were born in North Carolina.

3. Newspaper: Greensboro Record: J. C. Beeker Sentenced for Abandonment of Wife, 17 Jan 1936, Greensboro, Guilford, NC. 10 Other cases heard today included: J. C. Beeker, abandonment and non-support, sentenced to serve 12 months on the county roads, judgment suspended on payment of $3 per week for a period of at least two years to his family.

4. Newspaper: Greensboro Daily News: Family Get-Together Is Held By Beekers, 25 Feb 1941, Greensboro, Guilford, NC. 11 Children of Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Beeker, 1521 Lovett street, gathered at their home Sunday for a family reunion.
In the group were Mrs. W. G. Barber, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Beeker and J. C. Beeker, all of Washington; Mr. and Mrs. Ted Miles and children, Teddie and Jean, and Leonard Beeker, of Newport News, Va., and Mr. and Mrs. Dan Beeker, Mr. and Mrs. Garland Phillips and Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Geohegan, Jr., all of Greensboro.

5. Newspaper: Greensboro Record, 16 Jun 1942, Greensboro, Guilford, NC. 12 Yanks Praised In Australia
Greensboro Mother Receives Letter
Greensboro people who were hosts to soldiers visiting the city during maneuvers in this section last fall can appreciate the feelings of an Australian from who Mrs. T. J. Beeker of this city received a letter telling of a visit by Mrs. Beeker's son and his army pal to the Australian's home.
Mrs. Beeker's son Jeff was taken into the home of Eric W. Johnson, of Bendigo, Victoria, Australia, in much the same manner which thousands of soldiers were taken into local homes during the fall war games. And, according to Mr. Johnson's letter, American soldiers are making just as favorable an impression in Australia as they did in Guilford county.
In describing the visit of the American soldiers to Bendigo, a gold mining city of about 35,000 residents situated some 100 miles from Melbourne, Johnson had this to say:
Describes Visit
"Sometime ago a parly American boys came to our city and were billeted on the people, and it was our good fortune to have the privilege of sharing our home with Jeff and his pal. They were with us for nearly a week during which we had taken our guests into our hearts, and when the time for parting came, we parted with them with feelings of great regret. I asked Jeff for his home address as I felt I must write to someone to tell what the boys' coming has meant to us.
"Might I confess at this juncture that when the proposal was first suggested that the boys were coming here, we all felt a little strange? A few minutes in each other's company, however, reassured us Indeed America has something to be proud of. Never have I met such a fine body of men and so well behaved. Apart from the feeling of security that their coming has meant to us, there is an affinity which has been created that nothing can destroy.
"The people of this city not only considered it their duty but a privilege to have the boys in their homes and our only anxious moments were in thinking what to do to make them feel at home. Customs generally were much the same although the cuisine caused the wife a few anxious moments. Having had four years of the last war, I was able to appreciate what a good home means to a soldier and for this reason I was more than pleased to do what I could in my humble way to try and make the boys contented."
Mr. Johnson told Mrs. Beeker that her son was in good health but was a little concerned about the expansion of his waistline. Attached to Youths
Mr. Johnson, who said that his entire family which includes his wife and two daughters, became very much attached to Jeff and his pal, failed to fully identify the latter, referring to him merely as Warren.
He referred to the presence in Australia of Gen. Douglas MacArthur, stating that "if anything further was needed to remind us just what your country means to us at present, the arrival in this country of General MacArthur has supplied it. His coming has been hailed with delight by all. Australians dearly love a fighter and in General MacArthur you appear to have furnished a man that typifies all that a soldier should be. America can rest assured that this country is behind him to the hilt."

6. Residence: on 13 Jan 1947 in Washington, District of Columbia, DC, USA. 5

7. Census in 1950 in Washington, District of Columbia, DC, USA. 13 The 1950 census recorded at 5400 Kennedy Street in Apt 203: Jefferson C. Beeker, refrigeration service proprietor, 35, living with wife Cleo L., 28. He was born in North Carolina and she in Oklahoma.

8. Residence: on 9 Jul 1951 in Washington, District of Columbia, DC, USA. 7

9. Residence: 507 Woodston Rd, Rockville, MD on 2 May 1955 in Rockville, Montgomery, MD. 4

10. Obituary: Greensboro Daily News: obituary of J. C. Beeker on 4 May 1955 in Greensboro, Guilford, NC. 6 J. C. Beeker, 38, a native of Greensboro, died Monday night of a heart attack at his home in Rockville, Md., a suburb of Washington. He moved to Rockville in 1946. Beside his wife and son, both of the home, he is survived by his brother, Dan Beeker, and sister, Mrs. F. G. Phillips, both of Greensboro.

11. Obituary: Washington Post: obituary of Jefferson C. Beeker on 4 May 1955 in Washington, District of Columbia, DC, USA. 4 Beeker, Jefferson C. On Monday, May 2, 1955, and his home, 507 Woodston road, Rockville, Md. JEFFERSON C. BEEKER, beloved husband of Cleo L. Beeker, father of Jefferson C. Beeker Jr., brother of Pauline Charles, Lundy Phillips, Mildred Baker, Margie Miles, Clarence, Leonard, and Daniel Beeker. Friends are invited to call at the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Funeral Home of Robert A. Pumphrey, Bethesda, Md., where services will be held Thursday, May 5, at 1 p. m. Interment Arlington National Cemetery.

Jefferson married Alice Lee Walsh, daughter of Robert Edgar Walsh and Annie C. Ivey, on 28 Sep 1935 in Danville, Danville, VA.1 The marriage ended in divorce. (Alice Lee Walsh was born on 15 Sep 1915 in Danville, Danville, VA,1 14 15 16 died on 1 Nov 2008 in Greensboro, Guilford, NC 14 16 and was buried in Greensboro: Guilford Memorial Park, Guilford, NC, USA 14.)

Jefferson next married Cleo Lou Faulkner, daughter of Benjamin W. Faulkner and Tommy H. Meek, on 6 Mar 1946 in Washington, District of Columbia, DC, USA.2 (Cleo Lou Faulkner was born on 30 Apr 1921 in Anadarko, Caddo, OK, USA,2 17 18 died on 1 Jan 1977 in Rockville, Montgomery, MD 17 18 19 and was buried on 4 Jan 1977 in Rockville: Parklawn Memorial Park, Montgomery, MD, USA 18 19.)


1 FamilySearch.org, Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XRQM-G5S Jefferson Clarence Becker and Alice Lee Walsh, 28 Sep 1935; citing Danville, Virginia, reference p37 rn1341; FHL microfilm 2,048,487.

2 Ancestry.com, District of Columbia, Marriage Records, 1810-1953, Jefferson Clarence Beeker and Cleo Lou Faulkner.

3 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=35531475.

4 Washington Post Newspaper (Washington, D.C.), 4 May 1955, obituary of Jefferson Clarence Beeker.

5 Greensboro Record (Greensboro, NC), 13 Jan 1947, page 7. Obituary of Thomas Jefferson Beeker.

6 Greensboro Daily News (Greensboro, NC), 4 May 1955, page 7. Obituary of J. C. Beeker.

7 Greensboro Daily News (Greensboro, NC), 10 Jul 1951, page 14. Obituary of Annie Leonard Beeker.

8 1920 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MZVD-652 Jefferson F Benker, Morehead, Guilford, North Carolina, United States; citing sheet 43A.

9 1930 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X338-TPS Jeff F Buker, Sumner, Guilford, North Carolina Shee 8B Household 152.

10 Greensboro Record (Greensboro, NC), 17 Jan 1936, page 16.

11 Greensboro Daily News (Greensboro, NC), 25 Feb 1941, page 8. Family Get-Together Is Held By Beekers.

12 Greensboro Record (Greensboro, NC), 16 Jun 1942, page 2.

13 "1950 United States Census," https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:6FQT-CGKJ Jefferson C. Beeker Washington DC.

14 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=31677507.

15 Ancestry.com, Virginia, U.S., Birth Records, 1912-2015, Delayed Birth Records, 1854-1911 (Original data: Virginia, Births, 1864–2014. Virginia Department of Health, Richmond, Virginia.), Alice Lee Walsh, b. 15 Sep 1915.

16 U.S. Social Security Death Index, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J5GR-D4M Alice W Leach, 01 Nov 2008.

17 Ancestry.com, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.), SSN 448-07-8984 Cleo Lou Faulkner Beeker Moore b. 30 Apr 1921 d. Jan 1977.

18 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=175724554.

19 Evening Star (Washington, DC), 3 Jan 1977, page 19. Obituary of Cleo L. Moore.

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