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)
Bessie Lucille Beeker
(1899-1960)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Griffin Gilbert Marcy

Bessie Lucille Beeker 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

  • Born: 1 Jun 1899, Battle Ground, Tippecanoe, IN 4 5
  • Marriage (1): Griffin Gilbert Marcy on 26 Sep 1917 in Kankakee, Kankakee, IL 1
  • Died: 8 Feb 1960, Indianapolis, Marion, IN at age 60 4 5 8
  • Buried: 11 Feb 1960, Indianapolis: Washington Park East Cemetery, Marion, IN, USA 4 5

   Another name for Bessie was Bess Lucille Marcy.8

   FamilySearch ID: LVZ2-SD6.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1900 in Battle Ground, Tippecanoe, IN. 9 10 The 1900 census recorded renting a farm: Manford Beuker [sic, as indexed in census due to poor handwriting by census taker of Manford Beeker], widowed, farmer, 59, born Apr 1841, living with son Ronelea [Randa], farm laborer, 26, Feb 1874; daughter-in-law Nellie M., 21, Oct 1879; granddaughter Beryl, 3, Apr 1897; and granddaughter Bessie, 1, Jun 1899. Everyone and their parents were born in Indiana.
On the same census page neighbors are Manford's son: Jason L. Beuker [sic, as indexed in census due to poor handwriting by census taker of John L. Beeker], with his family and on the previous page John L. Beeker, 38, with his family, who is the son of Samuel Beeker.
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2. Census in 1910 in Lafayette, Tippecanoe, IN, USA. 11 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.

3. Residence: on 26 Sep 1917 in Kouts, Porter, IN, USA. 1

4. Residence: 1821 Ludlow Avenue, Indianapolis, IN on 2 May 1921 in Indianapolis, Marion, IN. 12

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

6. Census in 1930 in Indianapolis, Marion, IN. 13 The 1930 census recorded renting for $25/month at 1524 N. Ewing Street: Griff Marcy, salesman for wholesale oil, 37, living with wife Bess, 30; son Beauferd, 8; John, 2; mother-in-law Nellie Becker [sic, poor handwriting], widowed, practical nurse, 50; brother-in-law Leonard Becker, salesman in auto store, 24; and brother-in-law Donald Becker, salesman in shoe store, 20. Griff and his parents were born in Michigan. All others and their parents were born in Indiana. Griff married at age 28 and Bess at 21.

7. Residence: 1524 Ewing Street, Indianapolis, IN on 28 Mar 1931 in Indianapolis, Marion, IN. 14

8. Census in 1940 in Indianapolis, Marion, IN. 15 The 1940 census recorded renting a home at 1214 Tacoma Avenue: Griff G. Marcy, machinist in chain factory. 48, living with wife Bess, 39; Beauford, works in meat packing plant, 18; Jack, 12; and Jane, 9. All were born in Indiana except Griff in Michigan. They lived in the same place in 1935.

9. Cause of Death: Mesenteric venous thrombosis, arteriosclerotic heart disease, 8 Feb 1960, Indianapolis, Marion, IN. 5

10. Residence: 1217 N. Jefferson Street, Indianapolis, IN on 8 Feb 1960 in Indianapolis, Marion, IN. 5

11. Obituary: Indianapolis News: obituary of Bess L. Marcy on 9 Feb 1960 in Indianapolis, Marion, IN. 16 Services for Bess L. Marcy, 60, 1217 N. Jefferson, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Jordan Funeral Home, with entombment in Washington Park mausoleum. She died yesterday in the home of a son, Jack L. Marcy, 2037 N. Colorado, a city policeman. Born in Tippecanoe County, Mrs. Marcy had lived in Indianapolis about 40 years. She was a member of East Tenth Street Methodist Church. Survivors, besides the son, are the husband, Griffin G. Marcy; another son, Lt. Beauferd D. Marcy, also a city policeman; two brothers, Clifford F. Beeker, former Indianapolis police chief, and Leonard J. Beeker, Bridgman, Mich., and two grandchildren.

12. Obituary: Indianapolis Star: obituary of Mrs. Griffin G. Marcy on 9 Feb 1960 in Indianapolis, Marion, IN. 8 Mrs. Griffin G. Marcy
Mrs. Bess L. Marcy, 60 years old, 1217 North Jefferson Avenue, died yesterday in the home of a son, Jack L. Marcy, 2037 North Colorado Avenue. A native of Tippecanoe County, she had resided here about 40 years. She was a member of East 10th Street Methodist Church. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Jordan Funeral Home. Entombment will be in Washington Park Mausoleum. Survivors include the husband, Griffin G. Marcy: two sons, Lt. Beaufred D. Marcy and Patrolman Jack Marcy, both Indianapolis policemen; two brothers, Clifford F. Beeker, former Indianapolis police chief, and Leonard J. Beeker of Bridgman, Mich., and two grandchildren.


Bessie married Griffin Gilbert Marcy, son of Manley Marcy and Amanda Augusta "Gussie" Gilbert, on 26 Sep 1917 in Kankakee, Kankakee, IL.1 (Griffin Gilbert Marcy was born on 2 Sep 1890 in Portland, Ionia, MI, USA,17 died on 26 Dec 1964 in Indianapolis, Marion, IN 17 18 and was buried in Indianapolis: Washington Park East Cemetery, Marion, IN, USA 17.)


Sources


1 FamilySearch.org, Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK9G-977H Griff Marcy and Bessie Beeker, 26 Sep 1917; citing Kankakee, Illinois, United States, county offices, Illinois; FHL microfilm 1,839,995.

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

3 1900 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M99H-KGY Jason L Beuker, Tippecanoe Township (east part) Battle Ground, Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 112, sheet 4B, family 79.

4 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/129100373.

5 Ancestry.com, "Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2017," Certificate 60-006081 Bessie Lucille Marcy, father Randy Beeker, mother Nellie Mae Downing, informant Beauferd D. Marcy.

6 Ancestry.com, Indiana, U.S., Birth Certificates, 1907-1944, Certificate 50245 Jack Russel Lamont Marcy b. 11 Oct 1927 father Griff Gilbert Marcy mother Bessie Lucille Beeker.

7 Ancestry.com, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.), SSN 307147426 Beauferd Darel Marcy b. 2 May 1921 Indianapolis IN father Griffin G. Marcy mother Bessie Beeker.

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

9 1900 United States Census.

10 1900 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M99H-KPC Manford Beuker, Tippecanoe Township (east part) Battle Ground, Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 112, sheet 4B, family 81.

11 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.

12 Ancestry.com, Indiana, U.S., Birth Certificates, 1907-1944, Certificate 26616 Beauferd Darel Marcy, b. 2 May 1921 Indianapolis IN father Griffin Marcy mother Bessie Beeker.

13 1930 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X41D-D1D Griff Marcy, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 307, sheet 19A, line 31, family 315.

14 Ancestry.com, Indiana, U.S., Birth Certificates, 1907-1944, Certificate 12247 Barbara Jane Marcy b. 28 Mar 1931, father Griffin Gilbert Marcy, mother Bessie Lucille Beeker.

15 1940 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V114-Y2T Griff G Marcy, Ward 2, Indianapolis, Center Township, Marion, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 96-41, sheet 4A, line 22, family 68.

16 "Indianapolis News (Indianapolis, IN)," 9 Feb 1960, page 7. Obituary of Bess L. Marcy.

17 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/129100374.

18 "Indianapolis News (Indianapolis, IN)," 28 Dec 1964, page 3. Obituary of Griff Marcy.



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