Josephine "Josie" Lillian Smith


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1. Edward H. "Buster" Beher

Josephine "Josie" Lillian Smith 2

  • Born: 11 Feb 1874, Rushville, Rush, IN, USA 2
  • Marriage (1): Edward H. "Buster" Beher on 24 May 1895 in Rushville, Rush, IN, USA 1
  • Died: 19 May 1970, Muncie, Delaware, IN at age 96 2
  • Buried: Muncie: Beech Grove Cemetery, Delaware, IN 2

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Newspaper: Rushville Republican: Sued for Divorce, 31 Mar 1903, Rushville, Rush, IN, USA. 1 ---
Sued for Divorce
The Muncie Star of the 25th says that Mrs. Josephine Beher filed suit for divorce from Edward Beher, alleging cruel treatment. She also asks for an injunction to prevent her husband from doing her harm. The were married in this city in 1895.

2. Census in 1910 in Muncie, Delaware, IN. 3 The 1910 census recorded renting at 113 1st Street: Edward Beher, cab driver, 46, living with wife Josephine, 36. They had been married 15 years and she had birthed no children by 1910. They and their parents were born in Indiana except Edward's father in Pennsylvania.

Josephine married Edward H. "Buster" Beher, son of Dr. Edward Davis Beher and Mahala Wilkens Havens, on 24 May 1895 in Rushville, Rush, IN, USA.1 The marriage ended in divorce in 1903. (Edward H. "Buster" Beher was born on 29 May 1869 in Rushville, Rush, IN, USA,4 5 died on 15 Jan 1916 in Richmond, Wayne, IN 4 5 6 and was buried on 18 Jan 1916 in Muncie: Beech Grove Cemetery, Delaware, IN 4.)


1 Rushville Republican (Rushville, IN), 31 Mar 1903, page 4.

2 Find A Grave,

3 1910 United States Census, Edward Beher, Muncie Ward 5, Delaware, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 34, sheet 15B, family 381.

4 Find A Grave,

5, "Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2017," Certificate 4031 Edward H. Beher, father Edward Beher, mother Mahala Havens, spouse Josephine Beher.

6, Indiana Death Index, 1882-1920, Edward H. Beher, 15 Jan 1916, Wayne Township, Indiana.

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