Harry Kinsey
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Irene Katie Kinsey


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1. Walter Edwin Beher Sr.

2. Oscar Ben Pederson

Irene Katie Kinsey 1 2 3 4 5 6

  • Born: 21 Jan 1896, , , IN 6 7
  • Marriage (1): Walter Edwin Beher Sr. on 23 Oct 1919 in , Madison, IN, USA 1
  • Marriage (2): Oscar Ben Pederson
  • Died: 21 Aug 1973, Elmhurst, DuPage, IL, USA at age 77 5 6 7
  • Buried: 23 Aug 1973, Addison Township: Elm Lawn Cemetery, DuPage, IL, USA 6 8

   FamilySearch ID: LKKZ-96P.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1920 in Columbus, Franklin, OH. 9 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.

2. Census in 1930 in Elmhurst, DuPage, IL, USA. 10 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.

3. Census in 1940 in Elmhurst, DuPage, IL, USA. 11 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.

4. Obituary: Call-Leader: obituary of Irene Pederson on 22 Aug 1973 in Elwood, Madison, IN. 5 Mrs. Irene Pederson, 77, Elmhurst, Ill., died Tuesday at her home after an extended illness. She was the daughter of Harry and Christine Kinsey. She was first married to Walter Beher who died in 1943. She was later married to O. B. Pederson who survives. Surviving with the husband is one daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Burton of Villa Park, Ill.; one brother, Jacob Kinsey; one sister, Mrs. Paul (Fern) Terwilliger of Elwood; and several grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in Elmhurst.

5. Obituary: Chicago Tribune: obituary of Ireke K. Pederson on 22 Aug 1973 in Chicago, Cook, IL. 8 Irene K. Pederson, nee Klnsey, of Elmhurst, beloved wife of Oscar B.; fond mother of Elizabeth Burton, Lee Pederson and the late Walter Beher; grandmother of six; great-grandmother of one; sister of Jacob Klnsey and Fern Terwll-llger Member of Villa Park Chapter No. 953, 0. E. S. Resting at the Ahlgrln & Sons Funeral Home, 567 S. Spring Rd., Elmhurst where services will be held at 2 p. m. Thursday, Aug. 23. In lieu of flowers, memorials will be aopreclated for the First Congregational United Church of Christ. Visitation 7- P. m. Wednesday. Eastern Star services on Wednesday at 8 p. m. Interment Elm Lawn.

Irene married Walter Edwin Beher Sr., son of Dora Edward Beher and Elizabeth Birt, on 23 Oct 1919 in , Madison, IN, USA.1 (Walter Edwin Beher Sr. was born on 22 May 1894 in Elwood, Madison, IN,2 3 4 12 died on 24 May 1943 in Elmhurst, DuPage, IL, USA 3 5 12 and was buried on 27 May 1943 in Addison Township: Elm Lawn Cemetery, DuPage, IL, USA 3 12.)

Irene next married Oscar Ben Pederson. (Oscar Ben Pederson was born on 14 Jun 1901,13 died on 6 Jan 1986 in Alma, Gratiot, MI, USA 13 and was buried in Holton, Muskegon, MI, USA 13.)


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

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

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

7 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.

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

9 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.

10 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.

11 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.

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

13 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/93922502.

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