Manford A. Beeker
(1843-1929)
Mary Magdalene Stoyker
(1845-1895)
Henry C. Downing
(1834-1910)
Lucinda P. Graves
(1843-1917)
Randa Beeker
(1874-1925)
Nellie May Downing
(1881-1933)
Clifford Francis Beeker
(1901-1968)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Evelyn Virgnia Campbell

2. Charlene Jane Hodges

Clifford Francis Beeker 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

  • Born: 23 Aug 1901, Battle Ground, Tippecanoe, IN 4
  • Marriage (1): Evelyn Virgnia Campbell on 25 Jul 1924 in , Fulton, IN 1
  • Marriage (2): Charlene Jane Hodges
  • Died: 10 Apr 1968, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach, FL, USA at age 66 4 5 9
  • Buried: Indianapolis: Washington Park East Cemetery, Marion, IN, USA 4

   FamilySearch ID: LVZ2-SQV.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1910 in Lafayette, Tippecanoe, IN, USA. 10 The 1910 census recorded renting at 1213 South 12th Street: Rand A. Becker [sic, indexed in census wrong due to poor handwriting of Beeker], motorman on street car, 36, living with wife Nellie, 30; daughter Bessie, 10; and sons Clifford 8, Leonard, 4, and Donald, 11 months. The census columns state Randa and Nellie were married for 14 years and she had birthed 5 children, 4 alive in 1910.

2. Census in 1920 in Wheatfield, Jasper, IN, USA. 11 The 1920 census recorded renting a farm in Wheatfield: Randa Beeker, farmer, 47, lving with wife Nellie M., 40; Clifford F., farm laborer, 18; Lenord, 14; and Donald, 10. They and their parents were born in Indiana.

3. Occupation: police department - speed department on 25 Jul 1924 in Indianapolis, Marion, IN.

4. Residence: on 25 Jul 1924 in Indianapolis, Marion, IN.

5. Residence: on 6 Aug 1925 in Indianapolis, Marion, IN. 2

6. Occupation: motor policeman on 13 Aug 1925 in Indianapolis, Marion, IN. 12

7. Residence: 1218 Shepard St., Indianapolis, IN on 13 Aug 1925 in Indianapolis, Marion, IN. 12

8. Census in 1930 in Indianapolis, Marion, IN. 13 The 1930 census recorded renting for $35 a month a home at 935 West 33rd Street: Clifford F. Beeker, city police detective, 28, living with wife Evelyn, 22, and daughter Shirley, 4. They and their parents were born in Indiana.

9. Census in 1940 in Indianapolis, Marion, IN. 14 The 1940 census recorded owning a $3500 home at 745 West 32nd Street: Clifford Beeker, police department detective, 38, living with wife Evelyn V., 32; daughter Shirley, 14; and sister-in-law Phylis Campbell, 13. Everyone was born in Indiana and lived in the same place in 1935.

10. Residence: 745 West 32nd Street, Indianapolis, IN on 11 Oct 1946 in Indianapolis, Marion, IN. 6

11. Newspaper: Indianapolis Star: Superior Court: Divorce: Evelyn Beeker vs. Clifford F. Beeker., 5 Aug 1948, Indianapolis, Marion, IN. 1

12. Census in 1950 in Indianapolis, Marion, IN. 15 The 1950 census recorded living alone in an apartment: Clifford F. Beeker, personal and security director for transportation company, divorced, 48, born in Indiana.

13. Newspaper: Journal and Courier: Beekers File Suit To Break Will, 27 Oct 1956, Lafayette, Tippecanoe, IN, USA. 16 Suit To Break Will Is Filed
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FRANKFORT -- Suit to set aside the will of May B. Black, filed for probate in Circuit court, was instituted Friday by eight persons -- Opal Aper, Hazel Chenoweth, Manford Beeker, Bernice Beeker, Clifford Beeker, Leonard Beeker, John Beeker and Stephen Beeker against Magdeline Hornbeck as executrix of the estate and Magdoline Hornback, Thornton Beeker and Katheryn Shigley as heirs named in the will. The estate includes real estate in Clinton and Tippecanoe counties estimated to be worth $30,000. The will was drawn April 11, 1950. The complaint alleges undue influence in the writing of the will.

14. Occupation: former Indianapolis police chief on 8 Feb 1960 in Indianapolis, Marion, IN. 3

15. Obituary: Journal and Courier: obituary of Clifford Beeker on 11 Apr 1968 in Lafayette, Tippecanoe, IN, USA. 5 Clifford Beeker, 68, former police chief at Indianapolis, died of a heart attack at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at West Palm Beach, Fla., according to word received by a cousin, Ross Beeker, Meadowbrook Drive. Mr. Beeker, police chief at Indianapolis during World War II, formerly lived near Battle Ground and Wheatfield before moving to Indianapolis. Surviving is a brother, Leonard of Bridgman, Mich.

16. Obituary: Indianapolis Star: Obituary of Clifford Beeker on 12 Apr 1968 in Indianapolis, Marion, IN. 17 ---
Clifford Beeker Dies; Former Police Chief
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Funeral services for Clifford F. Beeker, 66 years old, 6473 North Park Avenue, former Indianapolis police chief and city purchasing director, tentatively have been set for Tuesday in Jordan Funeral Home. Burial will be in Washington Park East Cemetery. Mr. Beeker died Wednesday in his winter home at Lake Worth, Fla.
He served as chief under then-mayor Robert H. Tyndall from Jan. 1, 1943, to Jan. 31, 1945.
He stepped down to chief of detectives because of differences with William H. Remy, who was president of the Board of Public Safety.
HE RETIRED from the force a few months later to accept the newly created post of safety director for Red Cab Inc.
He later served as city purchasing director in the administration of former Mayor Alex M. Clark. In 1967 he retired as a claims supervisor for the Indiana Insurance Company's home office after eight years with the firm.
HE WAS A MEMBER of Prospect Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, Murat Shrine, Shrine Police Club, Retired Police Officers Association and the Fraternal Order of Police.
Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Charlene Beeker; a daughter, Mrs. Shirley Jackson of Indianapolis; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Jacqueline Swails of Indianapolis; a brother, Leonard Beeker of Bridgeman, Mich., and five grandchildren.

17. Obituary: Palm Beach Post: obituary of Clifford F. Beeker on 12 Apr 1968 in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach, FL, USA. 18 Clifford F. Beeker, 66, of 4428 Lake Osborne Drive, Lake Worth and Indianapolis, Ind., died Wednesday.
Survivors include his widow, Charlene; one daughter, Mrs. Shirley Jackson of Indianapolis; one brother, Leonard of Bridgeman, Mich. and two grandchildren.
Services and interment will be in Indianapolis with the Jordan Funeral Home in charge. E. Earl Smith and Son Funeral Home, Lake Worth, is in charge of local arrangements.


Clifford married Evelyn Virgnia Campbell, daughter of George Wallace Campbell and Edna Lee Reinknoble, on 25 Jul 1924 in , Fulton, IN.1 The marriage ended in divorce on 5 Aug 1948. (Evelyn Virgnia Campbell was born on 31 Dec 1907 in Indianapolis, Marion, IN,19 20 died on 22 Aug 1998 in Silver City, Grant, NM 21 and was buried in Silver City, Grant, NM 20.)


Clifford next married Charlene Jane Hodges, daughter of Charles L. Hodges and Eva Leona Totten. (Charlene Jane Hodges was born on 8 Oct 1912 in Indianapolis, Marion, IN,22 died on 25 Aug 2005 in Indianapolis, Marion, IN 22 and was buried on 29 Aug 2005 in Indianapolis: Washington Park East Cemetery, Marion, IN, USA 22.)


Sources


1 The Indianapolis Star (Indianapolis, IN), 5 Aug 1948, page 23. Divorce Evelyn Beeker vs. Clifford F. Beeker.

2 "Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)," 7 Aug 1925, page 10. Obituary of Randa Beeker.

3 The Indianapolis Star (Indianapolis, IN), 9 Feb 1960, page 10. Obituary of Mrs. Griffin G. Marcy.

4 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/96284375.

5 "Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)," 11 Apr 1968, page 6. Obituary of Clifford Beeker.

6 The Indianapolis Star (Indianapolis, IN), 11 Oct 1946, page 8. Beeker-Jackson Wedding.

7 The Indianapolis Star (Indianapolis, IN), 14 Jun 1933, page 19. Obituary of Nellie May Beeker.

8 "The Deming Headlight (Deming, NM)," 13 Oct 2016, page 5. Obituary of Shirley Beeker Raphun.

9 FamilySearch.org, Florida Death Index, 1877-1998, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VV3B-K4M Clifford F Beeker, Apr 1968, Palm Beach County, FL.

10 1910 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MK5B-96F Rand A Becker, Lafayette Ward 1, Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 155, sheet 10A, family 217.

11 1920 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MF75-GZY Randa Beeker, Wheatfield, Jasper, Indiana, United States; citing ED 19, sheet 12B, line 61, family 58.

12 Ancestry.com, Indiana, U.S., Birth Certificates, 1907-1944, Certificate 42414 Shirley Lee Beeker b. 13 Aug 1925 father Clifford Beeker mother Evelyn Campbell.

13 1930 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X4Y8-7V1 Clifford F. Beeker, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 61, sheet 5B, line 76, family 108.

14 1940 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V11C-PK9 Clifferd T Beeker, Ward 5, Indianapolis, Center Township, Marion, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 96-79, sheet 6A, line 1, family 14.

15 "1950 United States Census," https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:6XLF-GNHC Clifford F Beeker Indianapolis IN.

16 "Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)," 27 Oct 1956, page 12. Beekers Suit To Break Will of May B. Black.

17 The Indianapolis Star (Indianapolis, IN), 12 Apr 1968, page 31, obituary of Clifford Beeker.

18 Palm Beach Post (Palm Beach, FL), 12 Apr 1968, page 35. Obituary of Clifford F. Beeker.

19 Ancestry.com, Indiana, U.S., Birth Certificates, 1907-1944, Certificate 8019 Evelyn Virginia Campbell b. 31 Dec 1907, father George Campbell, mother Edna Lee.

20 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/109555923.

21 "El Paso Times (El Paso, TX)," 25 Aug 1998, page 10. Obituary of Evelyn Virginia Wright.

22 Ancestry.com, "Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2017," Certificate 106447 Charlene J. Beeker, father Charles L. Hodges, mother Eva L. Totten, granddaughter Susie Rude informant.



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