William Jefferson Snook
Lucinda Jane Osborn
Wreatha P. Snook


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1. Lot Green Beher

2. Clarence Linus Bruno
3. Louis E. Young

Wreatha P. Snook 1 2 3 4 5

  • Born: 28 Aug 1883, , Grant, IN 2
  • Marriage (1): Lot Green Beher on 21 Aug 1901 in Rushville, Rush, IN, USA
  • Marriage (2): Clarence Linus Bruno on 27 Oct 1909 in , Jefferson, CO, USA
  • Marriage (3): Louis E. Young
  • Died: 4 May 1965, , Los Angeles, CA at age 81 1 2
  • Buried: 9 May 1965, Carthage: Little Blue River Church of Christ Cemetery, Rush, IN, USA 1 2

   Another name for Wreatha was Wreathy Beher.6

   FamilySearch ID: L18W-W5S.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Newspaper: Rushville Republcan: Lot Beher, of Rushville, and Wretha Snooks, of Cathage, were united in marriage Wednesday evening, at the Christian parsonage, Rev. W. J. Russell officiating., 23 Aug 1901, Rushville, Rush, IN, USA. 7

2. Newspaper: Rushville Republican: Mrs. Wreathy Beher and little son Oral visited Lon Hayes last week., 23 Jul 1907, Rushville, Rush, IN, USA. 6

3. Census in 1910 in Denver, Denver, CO. 8 The 1910 census recorded Clarence L. Bruno, post office clerk, 22, living with wive Wreatha P., 26; stepson Orel L. Beher, 7; and a lodger Christopher C. Richards, accountant, 38. Clarence and Wreatha were married for less than a month when the census was recorded on 21 April 1910. It was his first marriage and her second. Clarence and his parents were born in Colorado. Wreatha and Orel and their parents were born in Indiana. Christopher was born in Missouri, his father in Germany and mother in New York.

4. She was divorced on 28 Feb 1913 in Denver, Denver, CO.

5. Census in 1920 in Chicago, Cook, IL. 9 The 1920 census recorded renting at 6346 Maryland Avenue: C. Louis Young, barber, 35, living with wife Wreatha, 36; stepson Orel Beher, 16; brother-in-law Leo Snooks, bookkeeper, 32; cousin Orvel Langston, clerk in post office, 32; and cousin Joseph Dick, tinsman in auto factory, 47. Everyone and their parents were born in Indiana except Joseph's father in Germany and mother in Canada.

6. Residence: on 5 Jun 1928 in Chicago, Cook, IL. 5

7. Census in 1930 in Chicago, Cook, IL. 10 The 1930 census recorded renting at 7015 Oglesby Avenue: Louis E. Young, tonsonial barber, 45, living with wife Rutha, 45; stepson Orel B. Beher, public accountant, 26; and nephew Wallace Mull, clerk in cheese factory, 22. Everyone and their parents were born in Indiana.

8. Census in 1940 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA. 11 The 1940 census recorded renting at 615 South Bernedo Avenue: Wretha Young, widowed, operator of guest home, 56, living with son Orel L. Beher, single, cafe owner, 37; and 6 other lodgers in the guest home. Wretha and Orel were born in Indiana and lived in the same place in 1935.

9. Residence: on 3 Mar 1941 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA. 4

10. Census in 1950 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA. 12 The 1950 census recorded at 4360 Prospect Avenue: Orel Beher, proprietor for employment agency, single, 47, living with his mother, Wertha Young, 67. They were born in Indiana.

11. Newspaper: Rushville Republican: 1956 Beher Reunion, 10 Jul 1956, Rushville, Rush, IN, USA. 13 1956 Beher Reunion
The Beher reunion was held Sunday, at the home of Mrs. Cornelia Beher, 721 North Morgan Street. A delicious meal was served at high noon.
Those present of Beher descent were: Mr. and Mrs. Grover C. Beher, Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Beher, David, Linda and Debra and Mr. and Mrs. Jene Maddy, Christine, Susan and Beth, all of Anderson; Mr. and Mrs. Howard Bryant of Kokomo; Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Beher of Carthage; Mr. and Mrs. Herman Stevens of Knightstown; Orel L. Beher of Indianapolis; Mrs Wreatha P. Young of Hollywood, Calif.; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gurley and son Robert of Fulton, N. Y.; Mr. and Mrs. Ruhlin Overleese, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Jones and Carol, Connie and Kathie Jones, Mrs, Grace Jessop and Miss Maud Jones.
Friends present included Mrs. Dora Abernathy, Chalmer Nixon, Goldie Stewart, Mr. and Mrs. Noland Cull, Gladys Austin, Lawrence Price, Mrs. Cliffie Mull, Mrs. Anna Sipe and Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Gilson.

12. Residence: on 10 Jul 1956 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, USA. 13

13. Obituary: Rushville Republican: obituary of Mrs. Wreatha Beher Young on 6 May 1965 in Rushville, Rush, IN, USA. 2 ---
Former Resident Expires In West
Mrs. Wreatha Beher Young, 81, a former Rush County resident died Tuesday night at her home in Los Angeles, Calif. Final rites will be held here. Mrs. Young, a former milliner, was born in Grant County on August 28, 1883, the daughter of Jesse and Lucinda Jane Osborn Snook. Her first husband, Lot Beher, died in 1906 and she later was married to Louis Young, who died in 1944. For several years Mrs. Young lived near Henderson and she was a member of the Hannegan Christian Church. After leaving Rush county, Mrs. Young resided in Chicago before moving to Los Angeles 20 years ago. Survivors include a son, Orel L. Beher of Mooresville; two sisters, Mrs. Clyde (Cliffie) Mull of Homer and Mrs. Alta Graham of Elwood, and a brother, Lee O. Snook near Kempton. The Rev. Russell Rees of Mooresville will conduct services at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Wyatt Moore Memorial, where friends may call after 5 p.m. Saturday, with burial in Little Blue River Cemetery northwest of here.

Wreatha married Lot Green Beher, son of Oren Beher and Laura Jane Smith, on 21 Aug 1901 in Rushville, Rush, IN, USA. (Lot Green Beher was born on 8 Mar 1881 in Jackson Township, Rush, IN, USA,14 15 died on 28 Oct 1906 in Occident, Rush, IN, USA 14 15 and was buried on 30 Oct 1906 in Carthage: Little Blue River Church of Christ Cemetery, Rush, IN, USA 5 15 16.)

Wreatha next married Clarence Linus Bruno on 27 Oct 1909 in , Jefferson, CO, USA. The marriage ended in divorce on 28 Feb 1913. (Clarence Linus Bruno was born on 6 Aug 1887 in Buena Vista, Chaffee, CO, USA,17 18 died on 5 Apr 1961 in Denver, Denver, CO 17 and was buried in Wheat Ridge, Jefferson, CO, USA 17.)

Wreatha next married Louis E. Young. (Louis E. Young was born on 25 Jan 1885 in Nappanee, Elkhart, IN, USA,19 died on 25 Oct 1938 in Chicago, Cook, IL 19 and was buried on 27 Oct 1938 in Nappanee, Elkhart, IN, USA 19.)


1 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/83786518.

2 Rushville Republican (Rushville, IN), 6 May 1965, page 1. Obituary of Mrs. Wreatha Beher Young.

3 The Reporter-Times (Martinsville, Indiana), 21 Aug 1969, page 1. Obituary of Orel L. Beher.

4 The Star Press (Muncie, IN), 3 Mar 1941, page 10. Obituary of Lucinda Snooks.

5 The Call-Leader (Elwood, IN), 6 Jun 1928, page 1. Obituary of William Jefferson Snook.

6 Rushville Republican (Rushville, IN), 23 Jul 1907, page 5.

7 Rushville Republican (Rushville, IN), 23 Aug 1901, page 4.

8 1910 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MKW1-8TG Orel L Beher in household of Clarence L Bruno, Denver Ward 10, Denver, Colorado, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 139, sheet 6A, family 133.

9 1920 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MJ3W-5VV Orel Beher in household of C Louis Young, Chicago Ward 7, Cook (Chicago), Illinois, United States; citing ED 420, sheet 7B, line 99, family 147.

10 1930 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XSTD-HSN Orel B Beher in household of Louis E Young, Chicago (Districts 0251-0500), Cook, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 263, sheet 15B, line 58, family 28.

11 1940 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9CN-PLZ Wretha Young, Councilmanic District 4, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Township, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 60-293, sheet 13A, line 25, family 475.

12 "1950 United States Census," https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:6XGD-55ZP Orel Beher Los Angeles CA.

13 Rushville Republican (Rushville, IN), 10 Jul 1956, page 8. 1956 Beher Reunion.

14 Ancestry.com, "Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2017," Certificate 13, Lot Green Beher. Father Oren Beher. Mother Laura Smith. Informant Mrs. Lot Beher.

15 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/83785942.

16 Rushville Republican (Rushville, IN), 30 Oct 1906, page 4.

17 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/27120790.

18 United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZKV-9Z8 Clarence Linus Bruno.

19 FamilySearch.org, Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NQ6Q-YN1 Louis E. Young, 25 Oct 1938; Public Board of Health, Archives, Springfield; FHL microfilm 1,953,407.

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