Marcus B. Beher
(Abt 1841-1896)
Mary Elizabeth Dill
(Abt 1841-1877)
John S. Birt
(1836-1907)
Adaline Amanda Schwartz
(1840-1884)
Dora Edward Beher
(1866-1908)
Elizabeth Birt
(1868-1935)
Walter Edwin Beher Sr.
(1894-1943)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Irene Katie Kinsey

Walter Edwin Beher Sr. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

  • Born: 22 May 1894, Elwood, Madison, IN 2 3 5 7
  • Marriage (1): Irene Katie Kinsey on 23 Oct 1919 in , Madison, IN, USA 1
  • Died: 24 May 1943, Elmhurst, DuPage, IL, USA at age 49 3 6 7
  • Buried: 27 May 1943, Addison Township: Elm Lawn Cemetery, DuPage, IL, USA 3 7

   FamilySearch ID: LKKZ-9K1.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1900 in Elwood, Madison, IN. 9 The 1900 census recorded owning a home at 1401 Main Street: Dora E. Beher, barber, 34, born May 1866, living with wife Elizabeth, 34, Aug 1866; Walter E., 6, May 1894; Mary A., 3, Jul 1897; and Frances J., 1, Sep 1899. Everyone and their parents were born in Indiana. Elizabeth and Dora were married for 6 years and she had birthed 4 children, 3 alive in 1900.

2. Census in 1910 in Frankton, Madison, IN, USA. 10 The 1910 census recorded renting at 3 Mulberry Street in Frankton: Elisabeth Beher, widowed, housekeeper in boarding house, 43, living with her son, Walter E. Beher, telephone operator, 15; daughters Mary A., 12, and Frances J., 10; and her brother Robert W. Birt, music teacher, 37. Everyone and their parents were born in Indiana. Elisabeth had birthed 5 children and 3 were alive in 1910.

3. Census in 1920 in Columbus, Franklin, OH. 11 The 1920 census recorded renting at 1522 South High Street in Columbus: Walter Beher, optician in own store, 25, living with wife Irene, 23. They and their parents were born in Indiana except Irene's mother in Alsace-Lorraine, France.

4. Census in 1930 in Elmhurst, DuPage, IL, USA. 4 The 1930 census recorded renting at 663 Sunnyside Avenue: Walter Beher, auditor for American Art Co., 36, living with wife Irene, 34; son Walter Jr., 9; and daughter Elizabeth, 7. Walter and Irene and their parents were born in Indiana except Irene's mother in France; their children were born in Ohio.

5. Census in 1940 in Elmhurst, DuPage, IL, USA. 12 The 1940 census recorded renting a home at 410 Fairview Avenue: Walter Beher, zone control manager for optical company, 44, living with wife Irene, 43; son Walter J., 18; and daughter Elizabeth. They lived in the same house in 1935. The parents were born in Indiana and their children in Ohio.

6. Occupation: American Optical Co., 10 S. Wabash, Chicago, IL on 27 Apr 1942 in Chicago, Cook, IL. 2

7. He was described as 5' 11" tall, 160 lbs., blue eyes, brown hair, light complexion on 27 Apr 1942 in Elmhurst, DuPage, IL, USA. 2

8. Residence: 373 Montrose, Elmhurst, IL on 27 Apr 1942 in Elmhurst, DuPage, IL, USA. 2

9. Occupation: zone control man on 24 May 1943 in Elmhurst, DuPage, IL, USA. 3

10. Obituary: Call-Leader: Relatives Informed of Walter Beher Death on 25 May 1943 in Elwood, Madison, IN. 13 Relatives in Elwood, Mrs. Christine Kinsey, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Terwilliger, Mrs. James Beavers and Roscoe Kinsey were informed of the death of Walter Beher, husband of Mrs. Irene Kinsey Beher of Chicago. Mr. Beher died last evening at his home. No funeral arrangements have been made. Other relatives are a sister, Miss Mary Beher of Frankton, an uncle, Robert Birt, of Frankton, and another sister, Mrs. Francis Martin, of Chicago.

11. Obituary: Call-Leader: obituary of Walter E. Beher on 2 Jun 1943 in Elwood, Madison, IN. 5 RETURNS FROM SERVICES FOR RELATIVE
Mrs. Paul Terwillinger of 2118 North D Street, returned Tuesday from Elmhurst, Ill., where she was called last week by the sudden death of her sister's husband, Walter E. Beher.
The following item was taken from the Elmhurst Press:
"Walter E. Beher, a past president of the Elmhurst Community Chest and a member of the Board of Education for school Div. 46, died Monday evening about 7:30 o'clock at this home. Funeral services were held this afternooon at 2 o'clock at the First Congregational church and interment was in the Elmhurst cemetery."
Mr. Beher, born in Elwood on May 22, 1894, was reared in the Frankton community. He has been a resident of Elmhurst for the past 16 years. He was employed by the American Optical Co. as zone manager.
Surviviors are the wife Irene Kinsey Beher, two children, Walter, Jr., and Elizabeth at home. Two sisters, Miss Mary Beher of Frankton and Mrs. E. L. Martin of Chicago.


Walter married Irene Katie Kinsey, daughter of Harry Kinsey and Christine Mahr, on 23 Oct 1919 in , Madison, IN, USA.1 (Irene Katie Kinsey was born on 21 Jan 1896 in , , IN,14 15 died on 21 Aug 1973 in Elmhurst, DuPage, IL, USA 6 14 15 and was buried on 23 Aug 1973 in Addison Township: Elm Lawn Cemetery, DuPage, IL, USA 8 15.)


Sources


1 FamilySearch.org, Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XFXX-H5N Walter Edwin Beher and Irene Katie Kinsey, 23 Oct 1919; citing reference p 380; FHL microfilm 2,108,437.

2 FamilySearch.org, United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V1VK-3ZQ Walter Edwin Beher, 1942.

3 FamilySearch.org, Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N371-Q2FWalter E. Beher, 24 May 1943.

4 1930 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XSYS-5S3 Walter Beher, York, DuPage, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 7, sheet 24B, line 74, family 617.

5 The Call-Leader (Elwood, IN), 2 Jun 1943, page 1. Obituary of Walter E. Beher.

6 The Call-Leader (Elwood, IN), 22 Aug 1973, page 12. Obituary of Mrs. Irene Kinsey Beher Pederson.

7 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/191707758.

8 "Chicago Tribune (Chicago, IL)," 22 Aug 1973, page 34. Obituary of Irene Kinsey Beher Pederson.

9 1900 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M9MS-SCR Dora E Beher, Pipe Creek Township Elwood city Ward 4, Madison, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 109, sheet 2B, family 41.

10 1910 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MKPV-KNP Elisabeth Beher, Pipe Creek, Madison, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 115, sheet 8A, family 3.

11 1920 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MDTQ-F3L Walter Beher, Columbus Ward 1, Franklin, Ohio, United States; citing ED 37, sheet 6A, line 34, family 140.

12 1940 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KW42-J5L Walter Beher, Ward 1, Elmhurst, York Township, DuPage, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 22-2, sheet 11A, line 26, family 242.

13 The Call-Leader (Elwood, IN), 25 May 1943, page 1.

14 U.S. Social Security Death Index, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JYJS-249 Irene Pederson, b. 21 Jan 1896 d. Aug 1973, DuPage ,Illinois.

15 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/191707808.



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