Oscar John Beeker
Pattie Senora Hall
George Franklin Thompson
Rebecca Elizabeth "Betty" Morris
Claude Carr Beeker Sr.
Georgia Jewell Thompson
William Arlen Beeker


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1. Sharon Lee Kuechler

2. Barbara Brady

William Arlen Beeker 1 2 3 4 5 6

  • Born: 10 Nov 1936, Albemarle, Stanly, NC, USA 3 5
  • Marriage (1): Sharon Lee Kuechler on 30 Aug 1959 in Elmhurst, DuPage, IL, USA 1 2
  • Marriage (2): Barbara Brady in 1965
  • Died: 17 Aug 1966, Georgetown, District of Columbia, DC at age 29 4 5
  • Buried: 20 Aug 1966, Albemarle: Fairview Memorial Park, Stanly, NC, USA 4 5

   FamilySearch ID: L1Q1-FMS.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1940 in Albemarle, Stanly, NC, USA. 3 The 1940 census recorded renting a home at at 113 Falls Road: Claude C. Beaker, electrian contractor, 38, living with wife Georgia, 35; Bobbie, electrician, 18; Jewel, 15; Edward, 14; son Jean, 11; son Claude Jr., 10; and son William A., 3. Everyone was born in North Carolina.

2. Census in 1950 in Albemarle, Stanly, NC, USA. 7 The 1950 census recorded at 122 W. North Street: Claude C. Beeker, unemployed, 48, living with wife Georgia, 45; son Gene, 21, electrician helper for construction work; son Claude Jr., 20; and son William, 13. Everyone was born in North Carolina.

3. Residence: 2414 W. Club Blvd., Durham, NC in 1960 in Durham, Durham, NC, USA. 8

4. Residence: 17 Cantebury Square, Alexandria, VA on 17 Aug 1966 in Alexandria, Alexandria, VA. 4

5. Obituary: Evening Star: W. A. Beeker, 29, IBM Engineer, Leukemia Victim on 18 Aug 1966 in Washington, District of Columbia, DC, USA. 4 William A. Beeker, 29, a systems engineer with the International Business Machine Co. branch in Arlington, died of leukemia yesterday at Georgetown University Hospital.
He joined IBM three years ago after coming to the area from Chicago. He lived at 17 Canterbury Square, Alexandria.
Born in Albemarle, N.C., Mr. Beeker was graduated from Duke University with the bachelor of arts degree in 1959.
He later entered graduate school at Duke but transferred to the University of Chicago as a National Defense Foreign Language Fellow in Arabic. He studied for four years toward a doctorate and was fluent in 14 European and Semitic languages.
Mr. Beeker was married last year to the former Barbara Brady, a native of Montclair, N.J.
Mr. Beeker leaves his wife, and a son, 1 year old, both of the home address; two brothers, Robert, of Greensboro, N.C., and Claude C. Jr., of Concord, N.C.; a sister, Mrs. Jim Wilson, of Albemarle, N.C.; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Claude C. Beeker Sr., and two other brothers, Gene and Edward, all of Durham, N.C.
Memorial services are to be at noon tomorrow at the Georgetown Presbyterian Church, 31st and P Streets, NW, with burial in Albemarle, N.C.
The family has requested that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Washington Area Chapter of the Leukemia Society, Inc.

6. Obituary: Greensoboro Daily News: obituary of William A. Beeker on 19 Aug 1966 in Greensboro, Guilford, NC. 5 WILLIAM A. BEEKER
ALBEMARLE -- William Arlen (Bill) Beeker, 29, died Wednesday in Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, after three years of declining health. A native of Albemarle, he was living in Alexandria, Va., where he was an IBM technician. Memorial services will be held in Alexandria today, followed by graveside rites in Fairview Cemetery here Saturday.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Barbara Brady Beeker; sons, Gray A., Timothy, and Tad of the home; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Claude C. Beeker of Durham; a sister, Mrs. Jim Wilson of Albemarle; brothers, Robert O. Beeker of Greensboro, Edward C. Beeker and Gene A. Beeker of Durham, and Claude C. Beeker Jr. of Concord.

William married Sharon Lee Kuechler, daughter of George Kuechler and Unknown, on 30 Aug 1959 in Elmhurst, DuPage, IL, USA.1 2 (Sharon Lee Kuechler was born on 19 Sep 1939 9.)

William next married Barbara Brady in 1965. (Barbara Brady was born in Montclair, Essex, NJ 4.)


1 Durham Sun (Durham, NC), 5 Sep 1959, page 5. Wedding of Sharon Lee Kuechled and William Arlen Beeker.

2 Rocky Mount Telegram (Rocky Mount, NC), 9 Sep 1959, page 7. Beeker-Kuechler Marriage.

3 1940 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KWQH-98T Claude C Beaker, North Albemarle Township, Stanly, North Carolina, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 84-21, sheet 1A, family 5.

4 Evening Star (Washington, DC), 18 Aug 1966, page 25. Obituary of William A. Beeker.

5 Greensboro Daily News (Greensboro, NC), 19 Aug 1966, page 10. Obituary of William A. Beeker.

6 Ancestry.com, Virginia, U.S., Marriage Records, 1936-2014 (Original data: Virginia, Marriages, 1936-2014. Virginia Department of Health, Richmond, Virginia.), Marriage Certificate 86-023384 William Arlen Beeker and Kelly Luanne Rolen.

7 "1950 United States Census," Claude C. Beeker, Albermarle, Stanly, NC.

8 Ancestry.com, U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995, 1960 Durham City Directory, William A. Beeker.

9 FamilySearch.org, United States Public Records, 1970-2009, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K1X9-4S1 Sharon K. Beekertorrens aka Sharon K Torrens b. 19 Sep 1939.

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