Noah M. Beecher
Margaret Bull
(Abt 1845-Bef 1880)
Hammond Whipperman
Rosa A. Marvell
John Henry Beeker
Lillie Pleasant Whipperman
Harvey Pleasant Beeker Sr.


Family Links

1. Ida Sener

2. Nellie W. Smith

Harvey Pleasant Beeker Sr. 2 3 4 5 6

  • Born: 20 Jun 1888, , Baltimore County, MD 3 4 5
  • Marriage (1): Ida Sener in Apr 1908 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD 1 2
  • Marriage (2): Nellie W. Smith
  • Died: 15 Jan 1963, Baltimore, Baltimore, MD at age 74 5 6
  • Buried: 18 Jan 1963, Freeland: Middletown Cemetery, Baltimore, MD, USA 5 6

   Another name for Harvey was Harry Beeker.7

   FamilySearch ID: G31V-S4X.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1900 in Election District 7, Baltimore County, MD, USA. 8 The 1900 census recorded renting a home: John H. Beaker, farmer, 32, born Jul 1868, living with wife Lillie P., 31, Sep 1869; and children: Harvey P., 11, Jun 1889; Elsie M., 9, Dec 1891; Bessie V., 7, Apr 1893; Charles R., 5, Oct 1895; Nancy M., 2, Jun 1898; and servant John S. Gruel, 14, whose parents are living next door. John and his father were born in Pennsylvania and his mother in Maryland. Lillie, her parents, and all children were born in Maryland. John and Lillie were married for 11 years and she had birthed 5 children by 1900, all alive that year.

2. Newspaper: Baltimore Sun: Marriage Licenses: Beeker-Sener - Harvey M. Beeker, 20, 109 Union avenue, Ida Sener, 18., 30 Apr 1908, Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 1

3. Census in 1910 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 9 The 1910 census recorded renting a home at 109 Union Avenue: John Beeker, laborer park work, 41, living with wife Lillie, 40; Harvey, railroad track work, 22; his wife, John's daughter-in-law Ida, 19, and their child, Margaret, 1; and John's children: Elsie, 19; Bessie, 17; Charles, laborer park work, 15; Nancy, 10; Mamie, 5. Everyone and their parents were born in Maryland, except John's father in Pennsylvania. John and Lillie were married for 22 years and she had birthed 10 children, 6 were alive in 1910. Harvey and Ida were married for 2 years and had 1 child.

4. Newspaper: Pittsburgh Press: New Suits: Common Pleas Court. April Term 1917: Ida S. Beeker -- Harvey P. Beeker, 1589...Div., 6 Mar 1917, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 10

5. Marriage Fact: His WWI draft registeration shows he was married with 2 children under 12. He claimed an exemption from the draft for being the sole support of two children., 5 Jun 1917, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 4

6. Occupation: track foreman, Pennsylvania R. R. Co. On 5 Jun 1917 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 4

7. He was described as blue eyes, light hair, medium build, medium height on 5 Jun 1917 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 4

8. Residence: 1204 Herran Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA on 5 Jun 1917 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 4

9. Newspaper: Pittsburgh Daily Post: Divorce Proceedings: Harvey Beeker against Ida S. Beeker., 23 Oct 1917, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 2

10. Census in 1920 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 11 The 1920 census recorded renting at 4513 Liberty Avenue: Harvey P. Beeker, railroad track foreman, 31, living with wife Nellie W., 25; Margaret L., 11; Harvey P., 7; and Charles W., 2 months. Harvey Sr., Margaret, and Harvey Jr. and their parents were born in Maryland. Nellie, her parents, and Charles W. and his mother were born in Pennsylvania. Charles' father was born in Maryland.

11. Newspaper: Pittsburgh Press: obituary of Charles F. Wertz, 15 Dec 1921, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 12 WERTZ -- Suddenly, on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 1921, at 9:30 p.m., Charles F. Wertz, son of the late John and Nellie Wertz (nee Nolan), aged 23 years. Funeral from the residence of his cousin, Harry P. Beeker, 4104 Howley ave., on Friday, Dec. 16, at 8:30 a.m. High mass at St. Mary's church at 9 a.m. Friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend. (Youngstown (O.) papers please copy.)

--Research note-- Charles Wertz was related to Harvey Beeker's wife, Nellie, whose mother was Katherine Elizabeth Nolan. Katherine's sister Nellie Nolan married John Wertz, the brother of Charles.

12. Newspaper: Pittsburgh Daily Post: Divorce Proceedings: Nellie Beeker filed a libel against Harry Beeker., 26 Oct 1924, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 7

13. Census in 1930 in Youngstown, Mahoning, OH. 13 The 1930 census recorded at 232 Lincoln Avenue in Youngstown, Ohio: Harvey Beeker Sr., building construction foreman, 41, married, living with son Harvey Beeker Jr., building construction inspector, 19, as lodgers within the household headed by widow Mabel F. Hampt, lodging house keeper, 38. The Beekers and their parents were born in Maryland. Mabel was born in Ohio, her father in Kentucky and mother in England.

14. Census in 1940 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 14 The 1940 census recorded at 850 Powers Street: Harvey P. Becker [sic, indexed as Becker due to poor handwriting], watchman for steam railroad, married, 52, living as a lodger in the $2000 home owned by widow Catherine P. Tracey, no occupation, 55. They were born in Maryland and lived in the same house in 1935.

15. Occupation: Pennsylvania Railroad, Charles St., Baltimore, MD on 27 Apr 1942 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 3

16. He was described as 5'10", 209lbs, blue eyes, gray hair on 27 Apr 1942 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 3

17. Residence: 850 Powers St., Baltimore, MD on 27 Apr 1942 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 3

18. Census in 1950 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 15 The 1950 census recorded Harvey Beeker, no ocucpation, widowed, 63, and Harvey Beeker Jr., chauffeur for truck co., marital status "separated", 38, as "lodgers" at 3103 Chestnut Street in the home Harry Crawford, railroad conductor, 43, and his wife Margaret I., 41 (Harvey Sr.'s daughter). Everyone was born in Maryland.

19. Obituary: Baltimore Sun: obituary of Harvey P. Beeker Sr. On 16 Jan 1963 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 6 BEEKER - On January 15, 1963, HARVEY P., SR., of 3103 Chestnut avenue, husband of the late Nellye M. Beeker, and beloved father of Mrs. Margaret Crawford, Charles W. and Harvey P. Beeker, Jr. Funeral from the Donovan Funeral Home, 3818 Roland avenue, on Friday at 10 A.M. Interment in Middletown Cemetery, Baltimore county, Maryland. Visiting hours 2 to 5 P.M. and 7 to 10 P.M.

Harvey married Ida Sener, daughter of Henry A. Sener and Margaret Allen, in Apr 1908 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD.1 2 The marriage ended in divorce in Oct 1917. (Ida Sener was born on 8 Nov 1890 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD,16 17 died on 31 Mar 1918 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD 17 18 and was buried on 2 Apr 1918 in Baltimore: Saint Mary's Episcopal Cemetery, Baltimore, MD 17 18.)

Harvey next married Nellie W. Smith, daughter of Martin Smith and Katherine Elizabeth Nolan. (Nellie W. Smith was born in Jun 1894 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA and died on 17 Apr 1937 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD 19 20.)


1, Maryland, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945, Harvey P Beeker, 16 Oct 1940.

2 Pittsburgh Daily Post (Pittsburgh, PA), 23 Oct 1917, page 11. Divorce of Harvey Beeker and Ida S. Beeker.

3, United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, Harvey Pleasant Beeker, 1942.

4, U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 (United States, Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M1509, 4,582 rolls.), Harvey Beeker.

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6 Baltimore Sun (Baltimore, MD), 16 Jan 1963, page 28. Obituary of Harvey P. Beeker Sr.

7 Pittsburgh Daily Post (Pittsburgh, PA), 26 Oct 1924, page 21. Divorce Nellie Beeker against Harry Beeker.

8 1900 United States Census, John H Beaker, Election District 7, Precinct 1, Baltimore, Maryland, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 34, sheet 8B, family 151.

9 1910 United States Census, John Beeker, Baltimore Ward 13, Baltimore (Independent City), Maryland, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 214, sheet 8A, family 132.

10 Pittsburgh Press (Pittsburgh, PA), 6 Mar 1917, page 30. Divorce Court Ida S. and Harvey P. Beeker.

11 1920 United States Census, Harvey P Beeker, Pittsburgh Ward 9, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States; citing ED 466, sheet 2B, line 78, family 38.

12 Pittsburgh Press (Pittsburgh, PA), 15 Dec 1921, page 36. Obituary of Charles F. Wertz.

13 1930 United States Census, Harvey Beeker Sr. in household of Mabel F Hampt, Youngstown, Mahoning, Ohio, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 9, sheet 5B, line 55, family 103.

14 1940 United States Census, Harvey P Becker in household of Catherine P Tracey, Ward 13, Baltimore City, Baltimore City, Baltimore City, Maryland, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 4-344, sheet 8B, line 65, family 180.

15 "1950 United States Census," Harvey Beeker Sr. and Harvey Beeker Jr. Baltimore MD.

16 1900 United States Census, Ida Sener in household of Hy A Sener, Precinct 2 Baltimore city Ward 16, Baltimore, Maryland, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 203, sheet 8A, family 142.

17 Find A Grave,

18 Records of Darlene Tucker ( dmtucker504 on ), MD Death Certificate obtained by Darlene Tucker.

19 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA), 20 Apr 1937, page 24. Obituary of Nellie Nolan Beeker.

20 Baltimore Sun (Baltimore, MD), 19 Apr 1937, page 14. Obituary of Neillie Beeker.

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