Manford A. Beeker
(1843-1929)
Mary Magdalene Stoyker
(1845-1895)
Enoch Hendrickson
(1843-1913)
Mary Jane Beasy
(Abt 1846-)
John L. Beeker
(1869-1937)
Dora Hendrickson
(1869-1942)
Opal Mae Beeker
(1893-1983)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. William Clay Aper

Opal Mae Beeker 2 3 4

  • Born: 4 Oct 1893, Battle Ground, Tippecanoe, IN 4
  • Marriage (1): William Clay Aper on 30 Jun 1913 in Saint Joseph, Berrien, MI, United States 1
  • Died: 30 Mar 1983, Dundee, Monroe, MI, United States at age 89 4
  • Buried: Milan: Marble Park Cemetery, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States 4

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1900 in Battle Ground, Tippecanoe, IN. 5 The 1900 census recorded renting a farm: Jason L. Beuker [sic, as indexed in census due to poor handwriting by census taker of John L. Beeker], farmer, 30, born Nov 1869, living with wife Dora, 30, Oct 1869; Opal, 6, Oct 1893; Hazle, 5, May 1895; Maggie, 3, Dec 1897; and Manford, 1, Aug 1899. Everyone and their parents were born in Indiana.
On the same census page are neighbors Manford Beeker, 59, with his family and on the previous page John L. Beeker, 38, with his family.

2. Census in 1910 in Tippecanoe Township, Tippecanoe, IN, USA. 6 The 1910 census recorded John L. Becker [sic, as indexed because handwriting of Beeker is poor], farmer, 40, living with wife Dora, 40; Opal, 16; Hazel, 14; Magdalene, 13; Manford, 11; and Burnice, 5. Everyone and their parents were born in Indiana. John and Dora were married for 17 years and she had birthed 5 children all alive in 1910.

3. Residence: on 9 Dec 1937 in Monroe, Monroe, MI, United States. 7

4. Residence: on 25 Mar 1942 in Britton, Lenawee, MI, United States. 3

5. Newspaper: Journal and Courier: Real Estate Transfers: Manford Beeker and wife to Opal Aper et al, E 1/2 NE 1/4 sec. 1, Twp. 24, Range 4; also pt. NW 1/4 sec. 6, Twp. 24, Range 3; also N 1/2 SE 1/4 NW 1/4 sec. 6, Twp. 24, Rge. 3, $1., 4 Mar 1943, Lafayette, Tippecanoe, IN, United States. 8

6. Newspaper: Journal and Courier: Beekers File Suit To Break Will, 27 Oct 1956, Lafayette, Tippecanoe, IN, United States. 9 Suit To Break Will Is Filed
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FRANKFORT -- Suit to set aside the will of May B. Black, filed for probate in Circuit court, was instituted Friday by eight persons -- Opal Aper, Hazel Chenoweth, Manford Beeker, Bernice Beeker, Clifford Beeker, Leonard Beeker, John Beeker and Stephen Beeker against Magdeline Hornbeck as executrix of the estate and Magdoline Hornback, Thornton Beeker and Katheryn Shigley as heirs named in the will. The estate includes real estate in Clinton and Tippecanoe counties estimated to be worth $30,000. The will was drawn April 11, 1950. The complaint alleges undue influence in the writing of the will.


Opal married William Clay Aper, son of Herman Aper and Mary D. Saxe, on 30 Jun 1913 in Saint Joseph, Berrien, MI, United States.1 (William Clay Aper was born on 17 Aug 1888 in Battle Ground, Tippecanoe, IN,10 died on 26 Oct 1965 in Milan, Washtenaw, MI, United States 10 and was buried in Milan: Marble Park Cemetery, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States 10.)


Sources


1 FamilySearch.org, <i>Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N3L9-1RQ William C. Aper and Opal M. Beeker, 30 Jun 1913; citing St Joseph, Berrien, Michigan, v 1 p 46 rn 660.

2 Larry Welch, <i>Mary Virginia, a Father's Story</i>, Page 107.

3 "Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)," 26 Mar 1942, page 11. Obituary of Dora Beeker.

4 <i>Find A Grave</i>, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=149585024.

5 <i>1900 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M99H-KGY Jason L Beuker, Tippecanoe Township (east part) Battle Ground, Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 112, sheet 4B, family 79.

6 <i>1910 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MK5Y-2ZP John L Becker, Tippecanoe, Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 183, sheet 10B, family 212.

7 "Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)," 10 Dec 1937, page 10, obituary of John L. Beeker.

8 "Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)," 4 Mar 1943, page 19.

9 "Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)," 27 Oct 1956, page 12. Beekers Suit To Break Will of May B. Black.

10 <i>Find A Grave</i>, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=149584829.



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