William Sparks Beeker
Pearl Lena Goodman
Pleasant Edwin Oldham
Annie Stella McGert
William Henry Beeker
Mabel Elizabeth Oldham
William Alvin Beeker


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1. Norma Jean Barringer
2. Roberta Ann Owen

William Alvin Beeker 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

  • Born: 12 Aug 1946, Burlington, Alamance, NC, USA 2 5 6
  • Marriage (1): Norma Jean Barringer
  • Marriage (2): Roberta Ann Owen
  • Died: 30 Sep 1981, Salisbury, Rowan, NC, USA at age 35 3 4 5
  • Buried: 2 Oct 1981, Cleveland: Cleveland First Baptist Church Cemetery, Rowan, NC, USA 3 4 5

   FamilySearch ID: G755-VJC.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1950 in Cleveland, Rowan, NC, USA. 8 The 1950 census recorded William H. Beeker, loading trucks for freight trucking, 34, living with wife Mabel O., 35; daughter Nancy E., 4; son William A., 3; and son Edwin W., 13. Everyone was born in North Carolina.

2. Residence: on 13 May 1978 in Salisbury, Rowan, NC, USA. 1

3. Occupation: electrician in textile plant on 30 Sep 1981 in Salisbury, Rowan, NC, USA. 3

4. Residence: on 30 Sep 1981 in Cleveland, Rowan, NC, USA. 3

5. Obituary: Charlotte Observer: obituary of William Alvin Beeker on 2 Oct 1981 in Charlotte, Mecklenburg, NC. 9 SALISBURY \emdash William Alvin Beeker, 35, Fiber Industries electrician, died Wednesday. Funeral is 4 pm today at Cleveland Baptist Church, Cleveland, NC. Survivors are wife Norma, mother Mrs. Mable Vanderford of Mooresville, brothers Edwin Beeker of Charlotte, Kenneth Beeker of Cleveland, sisters Mrs. Nancy Moore of Mooresville, Mrs. Betty Duncan of New Bern, Mrs. Martha Fisher of Cleveland, stepdaughter Miss Laura Dover, Miss Wendy Dover. Summersett is in charge.

6. Obituary: Greensboro Daily News: obituary of William Beeker on 2 Oct 1981 in Greensboro, Guilford, NC. 4 WILLIAM BEEKER
CLEVELAND -- William Alvin Beeker, 35, of Rt. 1 was dead on arrival Wednesday at Rowan Memorial Hospital.
Funeral will be 4 p.m. Friday at Cleveland Baptist Church with the Rev. Floyd Penly and the Rev. Arnold Bell officiating. Burial will be at the church.
He was a Rowan County native.
Surviving are wife, Mrs. Norma Jean Beeker; stepdaughters, Misses Laura and Wendy Dover of the home; mother, Mrs. Mable Vanderford of Mooresville; brothers, Edwin Beeker of Charlotte; Kenneth Beeker of Cleveland; sisters, Mrs. Nancy Moore of Mooresville, Mrs. Betty Duncan of New Bern, Mrs. Martha Fisher of Cleveland.

William married Norma Jean Barringer, daughter of Ross Barringer and Arlene Cozart. (Norma Jean Barringer was born on 11 Apr 1940 in , Rowan, NC 5 10.)

William next married Roberta Ann Owen, daughter of Samuel Cayce Owen and Mary Elizabeth Shuping. (Roberta Ann Owen was born on 13 Apr 1949 in , Rowan, NC 6 11 12 13 and died on 11 Aug 1996 in Salisbury, Rowan, NC, USA 12 13.)


1 Greensboro Daily News (Greensboro, NC), 15 May 1978, page 12. Obituary of William Henry Beeker.

2 FamilySearch.org, North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VC4Y-JQM William Alvin Beeker, 1946 citing vol. 34, p. 768, Alamance, North Carolina, North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh.

3 FamilySearch.org, North Carolina Deaths, 1931-1994, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FGLF-XSG William Alvin Beeker, 30 Sep 1981 citing Salisbury, Rowan, North Carolina, v 36A cn 36287, State Department of Archives and History, Raleigh; FHL microfilm 1,984,733.

4 Greensboro Daily News (Greensboro, NC), 2 Oct 1981, page 45. Obituary of William Beeker.

5 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=104485274.

6 Ancestry.com, North Carolina, U.S., Marriage Index, 1741-2011 (North Carolina State Archives. North Carolina County Marriage Indexes. North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, North Carolina.), William A. Beeker and Roberta Ann Owen, 8 May 1966, Rowan, NC.

7 FamilySearch.org, North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VC78-NVX Roberta Ann Owen citing vol. 58, p. 17, Rowan, North Carolina.

8 "1950 United States Census," https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:6FMS-WXX1 William H Beeker Cleveland NC.

9 The Charlotte Observer (Charlotte, NC) (Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina), 2 Oct 1981, page 14. Obituary of William Alvin Beeker.

10 FamilySearch.org, North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VC3P-RW2 Norma Jean Barringer, 11 Apr 1940 citing vol. 28, p. 942, Rowan, North Carolina.

11 FamilySearch.org, North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VC7Z-494 Roberta Ann Owen, 13 Apr 1949 citing vol. 37, p. 622, Rowan, North Carolina.

12 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=21023900.

13 Ancestry.com, North Carolina, U.S., Death Indexes, 1908-2004 (Original data: North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics), Roberta Owen Nail, b. 13 Apr 1949 d. 11 Aug 1996.

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