Lilburn Smith
(1823-1899)
Elizabeth L. Collins
(1823-1911)
Laura Jane Smith
(1850-1921)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Oren Beher

Laura Jane Smith 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

  • Born: 5 Aug 1850, Jackson Township, Rush, Indiana, United States 1
  • Marriage (1): Oren Beher on 21 Jan 1869 in , Rush, IN 1
  • Died: 3 Jun 1921, Carthage, Rush, IN, United States at age 70 1 4 11 12
  • Buried: 5 Jun 1921, Knightstown: Glen Cove Cemetery, Henry, Indiana, United States 1 4

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1870 in Jackson Township, Rush, Indiana, United States. 13 The 1870 census recorded three related Beher households as neighbors.

Eliza Beher, 64, born in Massachusetts, was living with son John, farm laborer, 21, born in Indiana. Eliza's real estate was worth $5,400 and personal estate $1,250. John's real estate was worth $3,500. The post office was Rushville.

Next door is Oren Beher, farmer, 31, living with wife Laura J. 20, and daughter Viola, 9 months, born the previous November. All were born in Indiana. Oren's real estate was worth $3,100 and personal estate $2,510.

Next door is Oren's father in law, Lilburn Smith, farmer, 47, born in Virginia, and his wife Elizabeth, 47, born in Kentucky; their children born in Indiana: son Marshal, farming, 16; and daughter Florence, 11; son Frank, 9; daughter Nancy, 7; and domestic servant Louisa, 38, born in Virginia. Lilburn's real estate was worth $7,000 and personal estate $2,220.

2. Census in 1880 in Jackson Township, Rush, Indiana, United States. 14 The 1880 census recorded Oren Beher, farmer, 40, living with wife Laura, 29; Viola, 11; son Tosso, 8; son Howard, 4; daughter Mertie, 1; newphew Samuel Beeher, farm laborer, 18. Also in the home is servant Ada Cotton, 21. Everyone and their parents were born in Indiana except Oren and Laura's fathers in Virginia, and Oren's mother in Massachusetts.

3. Census in 1900 in Jackson Township, Rush, Indiana, United States. 15 The 1900 census recorded owning a home: Oren Beher, farmer, 61, born Jul 1839, living with wife Laura J., 50, Aug 1850; son Lot G., 18, Mar 1882; daughter Abbie, 17, Jun 1883; son Grover C., 16, Nov 1884; and son Herbert L., 12, Dec 1888. Everyone and their parents were born in Indiana except Oren's father in Virginia and mother in Kentucky. Laure was married for 31 years and had birthed 9 children, 8 alive in 1900.

4. Census in 1910 in Carthage, Rush, IN, United States. 16 The 1910 Census recorded owning a home on Main Street: Oren Beher, occupation "own income", 70, living with wife Laura, 59; and son Herbert T. Beher, assistant agent for railroad, 22. Oren and Laura were married for 40 years and she had birthed 11 children, 6 alive in 1900. They were all born in Indiana. Oren's father was born in Virginia and mother in Massachusetts. Laura's father was born in Virginia and mother in Indiana.

5. Cause of Death: chronic parenchymal nephritis, 3 Jun 1921, Carthage, Hamilton, OH. 1

6. Obituary: The Banner: obituary of Mrs. Oren Beher on 10 Jun 1921 in Knightstown, Henry, IN, United States. 12 Mrs. Oren Beher, nearly seventy-one years of age, died at her home in Carthage Friday afternoon of Bright's disease. She had been ill since last November.
Mrs. Beher was a widely known woman and had an acquaintance throughout Rush county. She and her husband and family formerly lived in Jackson township but moved to Carthage about nineteen years ago where they had since resided.
Mrs. Beher was a member of the East Street Christian church in Carthage and the Rebekah lodge also of Carthage.
The deceased is survived by her husband and seven children who are as follows: Mrs. Ola Stevens of Knightstown, Tosso Beher of near Carthage, Howard E. Beher of Elwood, Mrs. Robert Holt of Rushville, Cleve Beher of Anderson, Mrs. Abie Overleese of Arlington and Herbie Beher of Carthage. She also leaves one sister Mrs James Rhodes of Frankton and two brothers, Frank Smith of Elwood and Marshall Smith of Kokomo.
The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon burial being made in Glencove cemetery, C. F. Baxter in charge.


Laura married Oren Beher, son of Samuel D. Beher and Eliza Ann Davis, on 21 Jan 1869 in , Rush, IN.1 (Oren Beher was born on 16 Jun 1839 in , Rush, IN,17 died on 21 Apr 1932 in Jackson Township, Rush, Indiana, United States 2 11 17 and was buried on 23 Apr 1932 in Knightstown: Glen Cove Cemetery, Henry, Indiana, United States 2 11 17.)


Sources


1 Ancestry.com, "Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011," Certificate 18244. Laura Jane Beher. Father Lilburn Smith. Mother Elizabeth collins. Spouse Oren Beher. Informant: Mrs. Robert Holt.

2 Ancestry.com, "Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011," Certificate 13126. Oren Beher. Father Samuel Beher. Mother Eliza Davis. Spouse Laura Jane Beher. Informant Mrs. Herbert Beher.

3 Ancestry.com, <i>U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970</i> (Original data: Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970. Louisville, Kentucky: National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Microfilm, 508 rolls.), Application 73861 of Dallas Albert Overlease. Online image 630.

4 <i>Find A Grave</i>, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/83833572.

5 Ancestry.com, "Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011," Certificate 71-045866 Howard E. Beher, father Oren Beher, mother Laura, informant Merrill Beher son.

6 Ancestry.com, "Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011," Certificate 13, Lot Green Beher. Father Oren Beher. Mother Laura Smith. Informant Mrs. Lot Beher.

7 <i>Rushville Republican (Rushville, IN)</i>, 27 Sep 1954, page 8. Obituary of Ola Stevens.

8 Abraham Lincoln Gary, Ernest B. Thomas, <i>
Books on Google Play
Centennial History of Rush County, Indiana</i> (Historical Publishing Company, 1921 - Rush County (Ind.)), page 310, T. L. Beher biography.

9 <i>Anderson Daily Bullein (Anderson, IN)</i>, 5 Apr 1971, page 2. Grover Beher Obituary.

10 <i>Rushville Republican (Rushville, IN)</i>, 8 Jan 1964, page 1. Obituary of Herbert Thurman Beher.

11 <i>Rushville Republican (Rushville, IN)</i>, 22 Apr 1932, page 1. Obituary of Oren Beher.

12 <i>The Banner (Knightstown, IN)</i>, 10 Jun 1921, page 1. Obituary of Mrs. Oren Beher.

13 <i>1870 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MX61-87 Oren Beher, Indiana, United States; citing p. 6, family 43.

14 1880 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHSC-YTY Oren Beher, Jackson, Rush, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district ED 83, sheet 96B.

15 <i>1900 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M9MB-HXL Oren Beher, Jackson Township, Rush, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 82, sheet 7B, family 175.

16 <i>1910 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MK5V-MZM Oren Beher, Carthage Ward 4, Rush, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 116, sheet 6B, family 163.

17 <i>Find A Grave</i>, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/83833396.



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