Noah M. Beecher
(1846-1938)
Margaret Bull
(Abt 1845-Bef 1880)
James Robert Bull
(1855-)
Rebecca Jean Alban
(Abt 1850-1897)
James Christopher Beeker
(1873-1947)
Mamie Virginia Bull
(1880-1948)
Murle Rode Beeker
(1904-1957)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Laura Christine Wood

Murle Rode Beeker 2 3 4 5 6

  • Born: 23 Apr 1904, Parkton, Baltimore, MD, USA 2 3
  • Marriage (1): Laura Christine Wood in Jan 1924 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD 1
  • Died: 17 Jun 1957, Baltimore, Baltimore, MD at age 53 2 4 5
  • Buried: 20 Jun 1957, Parkton: Pine Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery, Baltimore, MD, USA 2 4 5

   Another name for Murle was Merle R. Beeker.

   FamilySearch ID: GMGJ-1P7.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1910 in Election District 7, Baltimore County, MD, USA. 7 The 1910 census recorded renting a home: James C. Becker [sic, census handwriting poor so indexed wrong], railroad laborer, 35, living with wife Mamie, 28; and sons Jesse J., 9, and Merle, 5. Everyone and their parents were born in Maryland. James and Mamie were married for 9 years. Mamie had given birth to 4 children but only 2 were alive in 1910. Everyone and their parents were born in Maryland.

2. Military Draft Registration: on 15 Feb 1942, in Parkton, Baltimore, MD, USA. 8

3. Census in 1920 in Parkton, Baltimore, MD, USA. 9 The 1920 census recorded renting a home: James C. Beeder [sic, indexed wrong due to poor census handwriting], railroad laborer, 41, living with wife Mamie V., 31; Jesse J., truck driver, 19; and Myrl R., 16. Everyone and their parents were born in Maryland.

4. Newspaper: Baltimore Sun: Marriage Licenses: BEEKER-WOODS. Murle R., 19; Laura C., 18; both of Parkton., 13 Jan 1924, Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 1

5. Census in 1930 in Election District 7, Baltimore County, MD, USA. 10 The 1930 census recorded renting a home at 104 York Road in Parkton: Murle R. Beeker, railroad employee, 25, living with wife Laura C., 25; son Murle E., 5; and daughter Nellie C., 2. Murle married at age 19 and Laura at 18. Murle his parents, and children were born in Maryland. Laura and her parents were born in Virginia.

6. Newspaper: York Dispatch, 3 May 1934, York, York, PA. 11 GLEN ROCK - Mr. and Mrs. Merle Beeker and children Merle and Nellie, or Parkton, Md., visited here with Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Beeker, Manchester street.

7. Newspaper: York Daily Record, 4 Oct 1937, York, York, PA. 12 GLEN ROCK - Mr. and Mrs. Merle Beeker, children Merle Jr. and Nellie, or Parkton, Md., were week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Beeker. Mr. Beeker's mother, Mrs. Maimie Beeker of Baltimore, is staying at the Beeker home.

8. Census in 1940 in Election District 7, Baltimore County, MD, USA. 13 The 1940 census recorded renting a home at 345 York Road in Parkton: Murle R. Beeker, rail road trackman, 36, living with wife Laura C., 35; son Murle E., 16; and daughter Nellie C., 13. All were born in Maryland except Laura in Virginia, and they lived in the same house in 1935.

9. Occupation: Pennsylvania Rail Road, Mount Washington, MD. On 15 Feb 1942 in Mount Washington, Baltimore (city), MD, USA. 3

10. Residence: on 15 Feb 1942 in Parkton, Baltimore, MD, USA. 3 14

11. Census in 1950 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 15 The 1950 census recorded Murle R. Beeker, railroad trackman, 46, living with wife Christine, 45, and mother-in-law Marion H. Tuck, widow, 75. He was born in Maryland and the ladies in Virginia.

12. Obituary: Gazette and Daily: Murle R. Beeker, 53, Of Parkton Succumbs on 18 Jun 1957 in York, York, PA. 5 Murle R. Beeker, 53, Of Parkton Succumbs
Parkton, Md. -- Murle R. Beeker, 53, a life-time resident here, died yesterday at 4 p.m. at the University hospital, Baltimore. He had been a patient at the hospital for a week and death followed an operation. Mr. Beeker is survived by his wife, Mrs. L. Christine Wood Beeker. Also surviving are two children, Murle E. Beeker, this place, and Nellie C. Beeker, Riderwood, Md. There are also two grandchildren and a brother, Jesse J. Beeker, Glen Rock. He was a track foreman of the Monkton crew of the Pennsylvania Railroad of which he had been an employe for the past 35 years. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Maintenance and Ways of the railroad. Rev. Charles Kinder, of Parke Memorial Methodist church, will officiate at services Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Hartenstein mortuary, New Freedom. Interment will be in Pine Grove EUB cemetery. Rayville.

13. Obituary: Gazette and Daily: Murle Beeker, Parkton, Is Given Final Rites on 21 Jun 1957 in York, York, PA. 4 Murle Beeker, Parkton, Is Given Final Rites
Parkton, Md. --Funeral services for Murle R. Beeker, husband of Mrs. L. Christine Wood Beeker, here, who died Monday at University hospital, Baltimore, were held yesterday at the Hartenstein mortuary, New Freedom. . Pallbearers were Clarence Spicer, Marshall Neeper, Millard Pearce, Herbert Smith, Myron Barton and Frank Stiffler. Rev. Charles Kinder, pastor of Parke Memorial Methodist church, officiated. Interment was in Pine Grove EUB cemetery, Rayville.


Murle married Laura Christine Wood, daughter of Benjamin Samuel Wood Sr. and Marian Haverland Giles, in Jan 1924 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD.1 (Laura Christine Wood was born on 9 Mar 1905 in Howardsville, Albemarle, VA, USA,16 17 died on 14 Mar 1997 in Shrewsbury Township, York, PA, USA 16 17 18 and was buried on 18 Mar 1997 in Parkton: Pine Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery, Baltimore, MD, USA 16.)


Sources


1 Baltimore Sun (Baltimore, MD), 13 Jan 1924, page 25.

2 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/71573764.

3 FamilySearch.org, United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q29C-C7Y8 Murle Rode Beeker, 15 Feb 1942.

4 The Gazette and Daily (York, PA) (York, York, Pennsylvania.), 21 Jun 1957, page 32. Murle Beeker Given Final Rites.

5 The Gazette and Daily (York, PA) (York, York, Pennsylvania.), 18 Jun 1957, page 23. Murle Beeker Obituary.

6 Ancestry.com, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.), SSN 217243959 Nellie Christine Beeker Poehlitz, b. 10 Jan 1927 Parkton, MD, father Murle R. Beeker, mother Laura C. Wood.

7 1910 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M2XL-WH3 James C Becker, Election District 7, Baltimore, Maryland, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 23, sheet 3A, family 40.

8 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "FamilySearch," database, FamilySearch (http://new.familysearch.org : accessed 16 Feb 2023), entry for Murle Rode Beeker, person ID GMGJ-1P7.

9 1920 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M63Z-6RH James C Beeder, Parkton, Baltimore, Maryland, United States; citing ED 25, sheet 10B, line 82, family 217.

10 1930 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X3W3-8S9 Murle R Beeker, Election District 07, Baltimore, Maryland, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 32, sheet 5B, line 78, family 104.

11 The York Dispatch (York, PA), 3 May 1934, page 13.

12 York Daily Record (York, PA), 4 Oct 1937, page 8.

13 1940 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K762-93L Murle R Beeker, Election District 7, Baltimore, Maryland, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 3-48, sheet 18B, line 56, family 348.

14 FamilySearch.org, Maryland, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q29C-C7RR Murle Eugene Beeker b. 12 May 1924, Parkton, MD.

15 "1950 United States Census," https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:6F9F-1WNB Murle R. Beeker Baltimore MD.

16 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/71573849.

17 York Sunday News (York PA), 16 Mar 1997, page 20. Obituary of Laura C. Beeker.

18 Baltimore Sun (Baltimore, MD), 16 Mar 1997, page 42. Obituary of Laura Beeker.



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